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Eileen Essell

Last updated 09 January 2020

Eileen Essell (1922-2015)
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Eileen Essell

Born: Sunday 8th October 1922
Died: Sunday 15th February 2015 (age: 92)


Eileen Essell is an English actress noted in part for the age at which she began her screen acting career.

Although she acted on the stage for 13 years in the 1940s and 50s, her first screen performance was in her late 70s, in an episode of Doctors. She has since appeared in many other TV programmes, including The BillDoc MartinHolby CityHustleCasualtyIdeal and Sensitive Skin.

On film she appeared in Duplex (2003), Finding Neverland (2004), Ali G Indahouse (2002), The Producers (2005), and as Grandma Josephine in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005).