Flora Robson

Flora Robson


Also Known As
Flora Mckenzie Robson, Dame Flora Robson
Birth Place
Northumberland, England, GB
March 28, 1902
July 07, 1984


Leading light of the English stage for over fifty years; in films from the early 1930s....


Leading light of the English stage for over fifty years; in films from the early 1930s.



Cast (Feature Film)

Clash of the Titans (1981)
Stygian Witch
Miss Pross
Dominique (1979)
Mrs Davis
Les Miserables (1978)
The Prioress
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1972)
Fragment of Fear (1971)
Lucy Dawson
The Beast In The Cellar (1970)
The Shuttered Room (1968)
Aunt Agatha
A King's Story (1967)
Queen Mary
Eye of the Devil (1967)
Countess Estelle
Seven Women (1966)
Miss Binns
Young Cassidy (1965)
Mrs. Cassidy
Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines; or How I Flew From London to Paris in 25 Hours and 11 Minutes (1965)
Mother Superior
The Epic That Never Was (I, Claudius) (1965)
Interviewee; Olivia--Widow Of Emperor Augustus ("I, Claudius")
Guns at Batasi (1964)
Miss Barker-Wise
Murder at the Gallop (1963)
Miss Gilchrist
55 Days at Peking (1963)
The Dowager Empress Tz├╝ Hsi
The Gypsy And The Gentleman (1958)
Mrs Haggard
Innocent Sinners (1957)
High Tide At Noon (1957)
Romeo and Juliet (1954)
The Malta Story (1953)
Saraband for Dead Lovers (1948)
Frieda (1947)
Nell Dawson
Black Narcissus (1947)
Holiday Camp (1947)
Great Day (1946)
Elizabeth Ellis
Saratoga Trunk (1946)
Caesar And Cleopatra (1945)
2,000 Women (1944)
Bahama Passage (1941)
Mrs. Ainsworth
The Sea Hawk (1940)
Queen Elizabeth
The Lion Has Wings (1940)
Invisible Stripes (1939)
Mrs. Taylor
We Are Not Alone (1939)
Jessica Newcome
Wuthering Heights (1939)
Ellen [Dean]
Troopship (1937)
Mrs. Blair
Fire over England (1937)
Queen Elizabeth
The Rise Of Catherine The Great (1934)
Empress Elisabeth

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

A Man Called Intrepid (1979)

Life Events


Movie Clip

Rise Of Catherine The Great, The (1934) -- (Movie Clip) Empress Of All The Russias Petersburg, 1745, introducing Flora Robson (as Empress Elisabeth, trampling her valet, Gerald du Maurier), who has arranged the marriage of unwilling Peter (Douglas Fairbanks Jr.) to the title character, Elisabeth Bergner as Catherine, in Alexander Korda’s London Film production, The Rise Of Catherine The Great. 1934.
Rise Of Catherine The Great, The (1934) -- (Movie Clip) It's Easy To Love The Good Ones Russian Empress Elisabeth (Flora Robson), entertaining another lover, hears from the servant girl (Joan Gardner) that the title character (Elisabeth Bergner) is distraught, because the Grand Duke (nephew to the former, husband to the latter) has run off, in The Rise Of Catherine The Great, 1934.
Young Cassidy (1965) -- (Movie Clip) I Can Go As High As Tuppence In Dublin, ca. 1910, Rod Taylor (title character, an aspiring writer) and mother (Flora Robson) receive sister Ella (Sian Phillips), mother of five, whose husband ?Drummer? is now institutionalized, then he meets book store clerk Nora (Maggie Smith), in Young Cassidy, 1965, based on the life of playwright Sean O?Casey.
Murder At The Gallop (1963) -- (Movie Clip) Murder Most Foul Miss Marple (Margaret Rutherford) drops in on mysterious Aunt Cora, but winds up settling for her assistant Miss Gilchrist (Flora Robson), in Murder At The Gallop, 1963, from an Agatha Christie novel.
Eye Of The Devil (1967) -- (Movie Clip) The Path You Have Chose David Niven as the French Marquis Philippe, motoring from Paris to Bordeaux where his family vineyard has failed again, his aunt (Flora Robson) isn’t eager to see him, the butler (Donald Bisset) is edified, and the local priest (Donald Pleasence) is spooky, J. Lee Thompson directing, In Eye Of The Devil, 1967.
Sea Hawk, The (1940) -- (Movie Clip) An Immediate Audience The monkey lost by Captain Thorpe (Errol Flynn) is explained when he arrives, secretly pleasing the Queen Elizabeth (Flora Robson) and irritating his rivals (Henry Daniell, et al) in Michael Curtiz' The Sea Hawk, 1940.
Wuthering Heights (1939) -- (Movie Clip) On The Barren Yorkshire Moors Beginning the stormy prologue from Samuel Goldwyn's celebrated 1939 production of Wuthering Heights, Miles Mander as the visitor Lockwood, Laurence Olivier the taciturn Heathcliff, other characters rather obscured, from the Emily Bronte novel, directed by William Wyler.
Wuthering Heights (1939) -- (Movie Clip) I Am Heathcliff! Unaware that socially inferior Heathcliff (Laurence Olivier) is within earshot, Cathy (Merle Oberon) tells servant Ellen (Flora Robson) first of her engagement, then her doubts, in Wuthering Heights, 1939, directed by William Wyler from the Emily Bronte novel.
Invisible Stripes (1940) -- (Movie Clip) You Don't Mind If I Stare At You? Ex-con Cliff Taylor (George Raft) in a sentimental reunion with his mom (Flora Robson), when kid brother Tim (William Holden) and his girl Peggy (Jane Bryan) show up, followed by Cliff’s own gal Sue (Margot Stevenson), who seems less comfortable, early in Invisible Stripes, 1940.
55 Days At Peking (1963) -- (Movie Clip) Open, Foreign Compound Dimitri Tiomkin music for the tone and narration to set the stage for producer Samuel Bronston's imperial epic 55 Days At Peking, 1963, starring Charlton Heston, David Niven and Ava Gardner.
Fire Over England -- (Movie Clip) Well, Young Raven... Queen Elizabeth (Flora Robson) receives dashing Michael Ingolby (Laurence Olivier) just escaped from conflicts with Spain, and reunited with Cynthia (Vivien Leigh) in Alexander Korda's Fire Over England, 1937.
Fire Over England -- (Movie Clip) A Message From Her Heart Teenage lady-in-waiting Cynthia (Vivien Leigh) attends to her royal grandfather Burleigh (Morton Selten) who receives alarming news of her boyfriend abroad, in Alexander Korda's Fire Over England, 1937.