Lana Morris, born Avril Maureen Anita Morris[1] (11 March 1930 – 28 May 1998)[2] was a British film, stage and television actress during the 1950s and 1960s.

Lana Morris
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Avril Maureen Anita Morris

(1930-03-11)11 March 1930
Hackney, London, England, UK
Died28 May 1998(1998-05-28) (aged 68)
Windsor, Berkshire, England
Years active1948–1990
Spouse(s)Ronnie Waldman (1953–1978) (his death) (1 child)

She played the role of Helene Hillmer in the 1967 BBC adaptation of The Forsyte Saga, and appeared in many other television programmes. She worked with Roger Moore in The Saint, appearing on the cover of an early 1960s tie-in reprinting of the novel The Saint in New York. She later became a television panellist. She was also in British films such as I Start Counting.

She was married to the BBC executive Ronnie Waldman (1914–1978).

She died of a heart attack in Windsor, Berkshire, having been taken ill shortly before the first performance of Barbara Taylor Bradford's play Dangerous To Know at the Theatre Royal, Windsor, aged 68.



Year Title Role Notes
1946 School for Secrets Mrs Watlington Credited as Pamela Matthews
1948 Spring in Park Lane Rosie
1948 The Weaker Sex Lolly
1948 It's Hard to Be Good Daphne
1949 Trottie True Bouncie Barrington
1949 The Chiltern Hundreds Bessie Sykes
1950 Morning Departure Rose Snipe
1950 Guilt Is My Shadow Betty
1950 The Reluctant Widow Becky
1950 Trio Gladys (segment "The Verger")
1950 The Woman in Question Lana Clark
1951 A Tale of Five Cities Delia Morel Romanoff
1953 The Red Beret Pinky
1953 The Straw Man Ruth Hunter
1953 The Good Beginning Evie Watson
1953 Black 13 Marion
1953 Trouble in Store Sally Wilson
1954 Radio Cab Murder Myra
1954 Thought to Kill Ruby
1955 Man of the Moment Penny
1956 Home and Away Mary
1958 Moment of Indiscretion Janet Miller
1958 Passport to Shame Girl
1959 No Trees in the Street Marge
1959 Jet Storm Jane Tracer
1960 October Moth Molly
1970 I Start Counting Leonie


Year Title Role Notes
1954 The Six Proud Walkers Martha 6 episodes
1956 Dixon of Dock Green Elsie Kelly 1 episode
1957–1958 The Royalty Maisie 10 episodes
1958 Solo for Canary Ruth Maddern 6 episodes
1958 Murder Bag May Kean 1 episode
1959 Charlesworth Gahla 1 episode
1959 The Naked Lady Sylvia Craig 4 episodes
1959 The Invisible Man Ellen Summers 1 episode
1959–1961 Murder Bag Various 2 episodes
1960–1961 BBC Sunday-Night Play Various 3 episodes
1960 International Detective Suzanne Colmar 1 episode
1960 No Wreath for the General Isobel Gilmour 6 episodes
1961 Tales of Mystery Nancy Burley 1 episode
1962 The Six Proud Walkers Polly Arden 13 episodes
1962 Zero One Mrs. Warner 1 episode
1963 Jezebel ex UK Isobel Garnett 1 episode
1963 Love Story Bobby 1 episode
1963 No Cloak – No Dagger Emma Cresswell 6 episodes
1963 The Saint Teresa Alvarez 1 episode
1964 ITV Sunday Night Drama Mary Probert 1 episode
1964 The Old Wives' Tale Sophia Scales 5 episodes
1965 Thursday Theatre Various 2 episodes
1965 The Flying Swan Marion Watson 1 episode
1967 The Forsyte Saga Helene Hillmer 10 episodes
1968 Never a Cross Word Maureen 1 episode
1971 Paul Temple Gwen Fox 1 episode
1974 Intimate Strangers Dr. Jenni Bowers 1 episode
1977 ITV Playhouse Aunt Marie 1 episode
1984 Emmerdale Gillian 6 episodes
1987 Inspector Morse Miss Tree 1 episode
1987–1990 Howards' Way Vanessa Rolfe 28 episodes, final screen role


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  2. ^ "FreeBMD Entry Info".

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