Joan Morgan (1 February 1905 – 22 July 2004) was an English film actress, screenwriter and novelist.[1][2]

Joan Morgan
Joan Morgan 1917.jpg
Morgan in 1917
Born1 February 1905
Died22 July 2004 (aged 99)
OccupationActress, Writer
Years active1914–1948 (film)

Born in Forest Hill, London, she was the daughter of film director Sidney Morgan and his wife, Evelyn. Joan Morgan died at age 99 in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, UK in 2004.

She became a leading British star of the 1920s, after appearing in a number of films directed by her father. Her acting career was effectively ended by the arrival of sound film in 1929 and she switched to writing, working on a number of screenplays over the following decade. She also wrote for television.

She wrote novels under her own name and through using the pen-names Iris North and Joan Wentworth Wood.[2]





  1. ^ "Profile". Archived from the original on 17 December 2013. Retrieved 12 January 2014.
  2. ^ a b Mutti-Mewse, Howard (31 July 2004). "Obituary: Joan Morgan". The Guardian. Retrieved 18 December 2016.

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