Patricia Plunkett

Patricia Ruth Plunkett (17 December 1926 – 13 October 1974)[1] was an English actress, born to an Australian WW1 soldier, Captain Gunning Francis Plunkett, and Alice Park.

Patricia Ruth Plunkett
Patricia Plunkett
Patricia Ruth Plunkett

(1926-12-17)17 December 1926[1]
Died13 October 1974 (aged 47)
London, England, UK
Years active1946 – c.1961
Spouse(s)Tim Turner

Born in Streatham, London, she trained at RADA and had an early stage hit in Pick-Up Girl (1946)[2] by the American dramatist Elsa Shelley.[3]

Plunkett appeared in 12 films.[4] She was usually in supporting roles, but she was the female lead (with above-the-title billing) in both her 1949 films: Landfall and For Them That Trespass. The best known of her supporting roles is probably It Always Rains on Sunday (1947), in which her character, Doris Sandigate, is the step-daughter of Rose (Googie Withers), the leading role. Her husband was the actor Tim Turner (died 1987).[3]


Year Title Role Notes
1947 It Always Rains on Sunday Doris Sandigate
1948 Bond Street Mary Phillips
1949 For Them That Trespass Rosie
Landfall Mona
1950 Murder Without Crime Jan, Stephen's Wife
1952 Mandy Miss Crocker
1954 The Crowded Day Alice
1957 The Flesh Is Weak Doris Newman
1958 Dunkirk Grace Holden
1960 Identity Unknown Betty
Escort for Hire Eldon Baker
1961 The Singer Not the Song Arcelia Uncredited


  1. ^ a b "Patricia Plunkett", BFI Film Forever
  2. ^ "Plunkett, Patricia" in Brian McFarlane The Encyclopedia of British Film, London: Methuen/BFI, 2003, p.526
  3. ^ a b Lorraine Greenslade "Patricia Plunkett - My Sister", Herne Hill Society Newsletter, #102, Spring 2008, p.12-13
  4. ^ "Plunkett, Patricia", credits, BFI Film & TV database

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