Patricia Laffan in Quo Vadis
19 March 1919 |
Wandsworth, London, England
Patricia A. Laffan (born 19 March 1919) is an English actress. 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.
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. In 1950, she appeared in the crime drama Hangman's Wharf as Rosa Warren. 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. She starred as the ruthless, PVC-clad alien Nyah in the Devil Girl from Mars (1955). Next year she had a supporting part as Miss Alice MacDonald in the mystery thriller 23 Paces to Baker Street (1956). By the 1960s she mainly appeared on television. In 2008 Laffan was interviewed for the British documentary British B Movies: Truly, Madly, Cheaply.
- Crooks in Cloisters (1964) as Lady Florence
- 23 Paces to Baker Street (1956) as Miss Alice MacDonald
- Devil Girl from Mars (1955) as Nyah
- Escape Route (1952) as Irma Brooks
- Quo Vadis (1951) as Poppaea Sabina
- Hangman's Wharf (1950) as Rosa Warren
- Death in High Heels (1947)
- Caravan (1946) as Betty
- The Rake's Progress (1945) as Miss Fernandez
- Eder, Bruce. "Patricia Laffan, Biography". AllMovie. Retrieved 2010-02-03.
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