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Lana Morris
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Avril Maureen Anita Morris

(1930-03-11)11 March 1930
Hackney, London, England, UK
Died28 May 1998(1998-05-28) (aged 68)
Windsor, Berkshire, England
Years active19481990
Spouse Ronnie Waldman (19531978) (his death) (1 child)

Lana Morris, born Avril Maureen Anita Morris [1] (11 March 1930 28 May 1998) [2] was a British film, stage and television actress during the 1950s and 1960s.


She played the role of Helene Hillmer in the 1967 BBC adaptation of The Forsyte Saga , and appeared in many other television programmes. She worked with Roger Moore in The Saint , appearing on the cover of an early 1960s tie-in reprinting of the novel The Saint in New York . She later became a television panellist. She was also in British films such as I Start Counting .

She was married to the BBC executive Ronnie Waldman (1914–1978).

She died of a heart attack in Windsor, Berkshire, having been taken ill shortly after the first performance of the Barbara Taylor Bradford adaptation Dangerous to Know at the Theatre Royal, Windsor, aged 68. [3]



1946 School for Secrets Mrs WatlingtonCredited as Pamela Matthews
1948 Spring in Park Lane Rosie
1948 The Weaker Sex Lolly
1948 It's Hard to Be Good Daphne
1949 Trottie True Bouncie Barrington
1949 The Chiltern Hundreds Bessie Sykes
1950 Morning Departure Rose Snipe
1950 Guilt Is My Shadow Betty
1950 The Reluctant Widow Becky
1950 Trio Gladys(segment "The Verger")
1950 The Woman in Question Lana Clark
1951 A Tale of Five Cities Delia Morel Romanoff
1953 The Red Beret Pinky
1953 The Straw Man Ruth Hunter
1953 The Good Beginning Evie Watson
1953 Black 13 Marion
1953 Trouble in Store Sally Wilson
1954 Radio Cab Murder Myra
1954Thought to KillRuby
1955 Man of the Moment Penny
1956 Home and Away Mary
1958 Moment of Indiscretion Janet Miller
1958 Passport to Shame Girl
1959 No Trees in the Street Marge
1959 Jet Storm Jane Tracer
1960 October Moth Molly
1970 I Start Counting Leonie


1954 The Six Proud Walkers Martha6 episodes
1956 Dixon of Dock Green Elsie Kelly1 episode
1957–1958 The Royalty Maisie10 episodes
1958 Solo for Canary Ruth Maddern6 episodes
1958 Murder Bag May Kean1 episode
1959 Charlesworth Gahla1 episode
1959 The Naked Lady Sylvia Craig4 episodes
1959 The Invisible Man Ellen Summers1 episode
1959–1961 Murder Bag Various2 episodes
1960–1961 BBC Sunday-Night Play Various3 episodes
1960 International Detective Suzanne Colmar1 episode
1960 No Wreath for the General Isobel Gilmour6 episodes
1961 Tales of Mystery Nancy Burley1 episode
1962 The Six Proud Walkers Polly Arden13 episodes
1962 Zero One Mrs. Warner1 episode
1962 Maigret Felicie1 episode (S3/Ep6)
1963 Jezebel ex UK Isobel Garnett1 episode
1963 Love Story Bobby1 episode
1963 No Cloak – No Dagger Emma Cresswell6 episodes
1963 The Saint Teresa Alvarez1 episode
1964 ITV Sunday Night Drama ok Probert1 episode
1964 The Old Wives' Tale Sophia Scales5 episodes
1965 Thursday Theatre Various2 episodes
1965 The Flying Swan Marion Watson1 episode
1967 The Forsyte Saga Helene Hillmer10 episodes
1968 Never a Cross Word Maureen1 episode
1971 Paul Temple Gwen Fox1 episode
1974 Intimate Strangers Dr. Jenni Bowers1 episode
1977 ITV Playhouse Aunt Marie1 episode
1984 Emmerdale Gillian6 episodes
1987 Inspector Morse Miss Tree1 episode
1987–1990 Howards' Way Vanessa Rolfe28 episodes, final screen role

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  3. 'Lana dies after opening night', Reading Evening Post 5 June 1998, p. 33