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Patricia Laffan
Patricia Laffan.jpg
Patricia Laffan in Quo Vadis
Born (1919-03-19) 19 March 1919 (age 96)
London, England, UK
Occupation Actress
Years active 1945–66

Patricia Laffan (born 19 March 1919) is an English actress.[1] She is the daughter of Arthur Charles Laffan and Elvira Alice Vitali. Patricia was educated at Folkstone and at the Institut Français in London. At the Webber-Douglas Dramatic School, she studied for the stage.[2]

Her first credited part was a minor role as Betty in Caravan (1946). The following year she was featured in the mystery film Death in High Heels (1947) with Don Stannard.[3] In 1950, she appeared in the crime drama Hangman's Wharf as Rosa Warren.[4] In the 1951 film Quo Vadis, she played Poppaea, the second wife of the Roman Emperor Nero. In Escape Route (1952), a crime thriller, she played Irma Brooks.[5] She starred as the ruthless, PVC-clad alien Nyah in the Devil Girl from Mars (1955).[6] Next year she had a supporting part as Miss Alice MacDonald in the mystery thriller 23 Paces to Baker Street (1956).[7] By the 1960s, she mainly appeared on television.[1]

In 2008, Laffan was interviewed for the British documentary British B Movies: Truly, Madly, Cheaply.

Filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Eder, Bruce. "Patricia Laffan, Biography". AllMovie. Retrieved 2010-02-03. 
  2. ^ Parker, John (1972). Who's who in the theatre: a biographical record of the contemporary stage, Volume 1933 (15th ed.). Pitman. p. 1050. ISBN 0-273-31528-5. 
  3. ^ Meikle, Denis (2009). A history of horrors: the rise and fall of the house of Hammer. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 265. ISBN 0-8108-6353-7. 
  4. ^ Paietta, Ann Catherine; Kauppila, Jean L. (1999). Health professionals on screen. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 137. ISBN 0-8108-3636-X. 
  5. ^ Young, R. G. (2000). The encyclopedia of fantastic film: Ali Baba to Zombies. Hal Leonard Corporation. p. 196. ISBN 1-55783-269-2. 
  6. ^ Hunter, I. Q. (1999). British Science Fiction Cinema. British popular cinema (Routledge). p. 63. ISBN 0-203-00977-0. 
  7. ^ Maltin, Leonard (2008). Leonard Maltin's 2009 Movie Guide. Penguin Group. p. 1459. ISBN 0-452-28978-5. 
  8. ^ Babington, Bruce (2002). Launder and Gilliat. British film makers. Manchester University Press. p. 219–220. ISBN 0-7190-5668-3. 

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Herald Scotland
Sat, 27 Sep 2014 19:03:45 -0700

Devil Girl From Mars, from 1954 (set in Inverness-shire, though mostly taking place in and around a stage set pub), imagines its Martians in the shape of a leather-clad Patricia Laffan looking like an escapee from an Eric Stanton bondage comic ...

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PopMatters
Thu, 16 May 2013 08:15:33 -0700

Patricia Laffan (Nyah, the Devil Girl) was among of the cast of thousands in 1951 Roman epic Quo Vadis; Peter Reynolds (Robert/Albert) would appear alongside Jane Mansfield in 1959's It Takes a Thief. Adrienne Corri (Doris)'s carreer included a roles ...
 
Huffington Post
Fri, 14 Sep 2012 13:54:06 -0700

Although stunning actress Hazel Court is often associated with the title role in Devil Girl From Mars (1954), that distinction actually belongs to Patricia Laffan, who essayed the role of the malevolent Nyah to perfection. Hazel was only a mere mortal ...

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Chron.com
Fri, 28 Mar 2014 02:00:00 -0700

No wonder Biblical stories should have a place in cinema, when you consider the place it held for centuries in painting and sculpture. What a perfect combination -- paint a nude and get credit for religious instruction. Here we see Bathsheba receiving ...

Alt Film Guide (blog)

Alt Film Guide (blog)
Mon, 29 Apr 2013 14:17:01 -0700

[See previous post: "Pope Francis Movie in the Works?"] Now, do we need another Pope Movie? Well, actually there haven't been that many. Most notable among the Pope Movies of decades past are Michael Anderson's widely lambasted The Shoes of the ...

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Alt Film Guide (blog)
Sat, 31 Aug 2013 16:01:40 -0700

Rex Harrison is Turner Classic Movies' final "Summer Under the Stars" star today, August 31, 2013. TCM is currently showing George Cukor's lavish My Fair Lady (1964), an Academy Award-winning musical that in the last several decades has lost quite a ...
 
Blu-ray.com (blog)
Mon, 16 Mar 2009 13:36:18 -0700

... 2009 where this Blu-ray release scored 3.0 out of 5. Directors: Mervyn LeRoy, Anthony Mann Writers: S.N. Behrman, Sonya Levien, John Lee Mahin Starring: Robert Taylor, Deborah Kerr, Leo Genn, Peter Ustinov, Patricia Laffan » See full cast & crew ...
 
Independent
Sun, 22 Jun 2008 16:03:07 -0700

Or Patricia Laffan as the Devil Girl from Mars, spreading terror with a sexy, wicked smile, a sweltering PVC suit and a robot assistant who closely resembles an early prototype for a remote control? Sweet's history started in the Thirties, with the ...
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