Saturday, 10 March 2012

IRENE HANDL - Miss Peach

Irene Handl (born 27th December, 1901 – died 29th November, 1987) was an English film actress noted for her comic and character parts.
Irene was born in Maida Vale, London, the daughter of an Austrian banker father and French mother. She took to acting at the relatively advanced age of 36, and studied at the acting school run by the sister of Dame Sybil Thorndike. She made her London stage debut in February 1937. She went on to appear in over a hundred British films in supporting roles, mostly comedy character parts such as slightly eccentric mothers, grannies, landladies and servants. In the early 1980s, she played Nan in the ITV children's comedy show Metal Mickey. She died in Kensington in 1987 and is buried at the Golders Green Crematorium.

My Irene Handl autograph display.

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