English actress who appeared in films versions of Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit and Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest. She won an Oscar in 1963 for best supporting actress.
She first worked as a teacher of elocution before making her stage debut in 1925.
She was appointed Officer of the British Empire in 1961.
She was married to Stringer Davis from 1945 until 1972.
She co-starred with Virginia McKenna in the film The Smallest Show on Earth.