Beatrix Lehmann

Last updated 09 January 2020

Beatrix Lehmann (1903-1979)
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Beatrix Alice Lehmann

Born: Wednesday 1st July 1903
Died: Tuesday 31st July 1979 (age: 76)


Beatrix Lehmann was a British actress, theatre director and author.

In 1978 she played Professor Emilia Rumford in the Key to Time story The Stones of Blood

Lehmann trained at the RADA and made her stage debut as Peggy in a 1924 production The Way of the World at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith. In 1946 she became director and producer of the Arts Council Midland Theatre Company.

She played Susan Calvin in two episodes of the British science fiction series Out of the Unknown. In 1979 she played Mrs Pleasant in a film version of The Cat and The Canary. Other roles include parts in Z-Cars, The Spy Who Came In from the Cold, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, War and Peace, Love for Lydia, Staircase, and Crime and Punishment.

There are 12 portraits of Beatrix Lehmann in the British National Portrait Gallery Collection

As well as her extensive theatrical career she appeared in films and on television. She also wrote short stories and two novels including Rumour of Heaven, first published in 1934