Joan Kemp-Welch (1906–1999) was a British stage and film actress, who later went on to become a television director. After making her stage debut in 1926 at the Q Theatre, Kemp-Welch made her film debut in 1933 and appeared in fifteen films over the next decade largely in supporting or minor roles. Occasionally she played more substantial parts as in Hard Steel and They Flew Alone (both 1942).
|Died||5 July 1999 (aged 92)|
|Other names||Glory Vincent Green|
|Years active||1926 - 1981|
Post-Second World War, she moved into television working as both a producer and director of television films and episodes of television series. In 1959 she was one of the winners at the Society of Film and Television Arts Television Awards. She also won the Prix Italia for her TV version of Harold Pinter's The Lover in 1963; and in the same year was the first woman to receive the Desmond Davis BAFTA for creative work in television. In 1964 she directed A Midsummer Night's Dream for ITV's Play of the Week. The same year she directed four Noël Coward adaptations for A Choice of Coward. Other work included directing episodes of Upstairs, Downstairs and Armchair Theatre.
|1933||The Veteran of Waterloo||Norah Brewster|
|1935||Once a Thief||Alice|
|1936||The Avenging Hand||Madame Ambrosia|
|1937||School for Husbands||Maid|
|1937||The Girl in the Taxi||Suzanne Dupont|
|1938||The Citadel||Nurse Assisting at Childbirth||Uncredited|
|1938||Busman's Honeymoon||Aggie Twitterton|
|1942||Hard Steel||Janet Mortimer|
|1942||They Flew Alone||Mrs. Johnson|
|1942||Talk About Jacqueline||Uncredited|
|1943||Rhythm Serenade||Minor Role||(final film role)|
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- "Obituary: Joan Kemp-Welch". The Independent. 30 July 1999.
- "BFI Screenonline: Kemp-Welch, Joan (1906-1999) Biography". www.screenonline.org.uk.
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- "A Choice of Coward No. 1 Present Laughter (1964)". BFI.
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- Rotherwell, Kenneth S. A History of Shakespeare on Screen: A Century of Film and Television. Cambridge University Press, 2004.
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