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Glynis Johns – MovieActors.com

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Johns in MARY POPPINS.

About Glynis Johns (1923 – )

Glynis Johns was born in South Africa when her mother was on tour as a concert pianist. She is also the daughter of English actor Mervyn Johns. As her name indicates, she has Welsh roots; a fact of which she is proud.

Glynis is the daughter of Mervyn Jones, also a movie actor, with whom she appeared in the 1944 film, HALFWAY HOUSE.

Glynis Johns is known for her light comedy roles and characters who flirt playfully.

Johns played a mermaid in two movies, MIRANDA (1948) and MAD ABOUT MEN (1954).

Glynis Johns moved to Hollywood in the 50's, starring in THE COURT JESTER with Danny Kaye, as the brigand the jester falls in love with.

Johns was nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her performance in the 1960 film, THE SUNDOWNERS.

In 1963, Glynis was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture Actress for her performance in the 1962 drama, THE CHAPMAN REPORT.

In the 1964 classic, MARY POPPINS, Glynis Johns played along with Julie Andrews, in a memorable role as the Suffragette mother of the children who have Mary Poppins for a governess. Glynis won a Golden Laurel Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance.

Glynis Johns won a Tony Award (Best Actress in a Musical) for her stage role in "A Little Night Music" in 1973.

Johns continued to work in films and also television, until her retirement in 1999. In her last decade of acting, she had ensemble parts in THE REF (1994) and WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING (1995).

On being an actor at different stages of life, she commented, "In classical theatre in Europe, everybody plays all kinds of parts. Juliets go on to play the Nurses; they don't want to play Juliet again. I think we've got to remember to grab onto our perks, whatever is the good thing about each age."

Glynis Johns's notable movie credits include...

SUPERSTAR (1999)
WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING (1995)
THE REF (1994)
NUKIE (1988)
ZELLY AND ME (1988)
THREE DANGEROUS LADIES (1977)
MRS. AMWORTH (1975)
THE HAPPY PRINCE (1974)
THE VAULT OF HORROR (1973)
UNDER MILK WOOD(1972)
LOCK UP YOUR DAUGHTERS! (1969)
DON'T JUST STAND THERE (1968)
DEAR BRIGITTE (1965)
MARY POPPINS (1964)
PAPA'S DELICATE CONDITION (1963)
THE CHAPMAN REPORT (1962)
THE CABINET OF CALIGARI (1962)
MIRANDA (1948)
SUNDOWNERS (1960)
THE SPIDER'S WEB (1960)
SHAKE HANDS WITH THE DEVIL (1959)
ANOTHER TIME ANOTHER PLACE (1958)
ALL MINE TO GIVE (1957)
LOSER TAKES ALL (1956)
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS (1956)
THE COURT JESTER (1955)
JOSEPHINE AND MEN (1955)
MAD ABOUT MEN (1954)
THE BEACHCOMBER (1954)
LAND OF FURY (1954)
YOUNG AND WILLING (1954)
MAD ABOUT MEN (1954)
ROB ROY:THE HIGHLAND ROGUE (1953)
THE SWORD AND THE ROSE (1953)
THE PROMOTER (1952)
ISLAND RESCUE (1951)
NO HIGHWAY IN THE SKY (1951)
FLESH AND BLOOD (1951)
THE GREAT MANHUNT (1950)
THIRD TIME LUCKY(1949)
DEAR MR. PROHACK (1949)
MIRANDA (1948)
FRIEDA (1947)
THIS MAN IS MINE (1946)
THE HALFWAY HOUSE (1944)
THE ADVENTURES OF TARTU (1943)
49TH PARALLEL (1941)
THE BRIGGS FAMILY(1940)
UNDER YOUR HAT (1940)
THE FUGITIVE (1939)

SOUTH RIDING (1938)Glynis Johns's notable TELEVISION credits include...

COMING OF AGE (TV SERIES 1988-1989)
SCOOBY-DOO AND THE GHOIL SCHOOL (TV MOVIE)(1988)
MURDER IN THE FAMILY (TV MOVIE)(1985)
SPRAGGUE (TV MOVIE) (1984)
LITTLE GLORIA..HAPPY AT LAST(TV MOVIE) (1982)
ITV PLAYHOUSE (TV SERIES- Star Quality) (1968)
BATMAN (TV SERIES 1967)
GLYNIS ( TV SERIES 1963)
VACATION PLAYHOUSE (TV SERIES 1963)
GENERAL ELECTRIC THEATRE (TV SERIES 1961)

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Glynis Johns with Danny Kaye in THE COURT JESTER.

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Glynis Johns in MARY POPPINS (1964).

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Glynis Johns (right) in WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING (1995).