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Marie Ault (2 September 1870 – 9 May 1951) was a British character actress of stage and film.[1][2]

Marie Ault
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Mary Cragg

(1870-09-02)2 September 1870
Wigan, Lancashire, England
Died9 May 1951(1951-05-09) (aged 80)
London, England
Years active1915-1951
Spouse(s)James Alexander Paterson

Born at Wigan, Lancashire, she was a star in many British films of the silent era but is most remembered for her role as Daisy Bunting's mother in The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (1927) directed by Alfred Hitchcock.[3] Other notable film work includes the role of Rummy Mitchens in the film of Bernard Shaw's Major Barbara (1941).[4]

She also had bit parts in films such as Jamaica Inn (1939) and Caesar and Cleopatra (1945).[5]

On stage from 1891, her theatre work included the original production of Love on the Dole in 1935, as well as the 1941 film version.[3]

She died in London, England on 9 May 1951.

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  1. ^ "Marie Ault - Theatricalia".
  2. ^ "Marie Ault". BFI.
  3. ^ a b McFarlane, Brian (16 May 2016). "The Encyclopedia of British Film: Fourth edition". Oxford University Press – via Google Books.
  4. ^ "Marie Ault - Biography, Movie Highlights and Photos". AllMovie.
  5. ^ "Marie Ault - Movies and Filmography". AllMovie.

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