May Hallatt

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May Hallatt
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Marie Effie Hullatt

(1876-05-01)1 May 1876
Scarborough, England
Died20 May 1969(1969-05-20) (aged 93)
London, England
Years active1934–1965

May Hallatt (born Marie Effie Hullatt; 1 May 1876 – 20 May 1969) was an English actress, born in Scarborough. [1] [2] Baptised at St Michael on the Mount, Lincoln, on 13 Jan 1884 she was the daughter of William Henry Hallatt, actor, and Carrie Sydney.


A number of published sources [2] incorrectly name her as mother of the actor Neil Hallett.


Often cast in eccentric roles, within her 30-year career, she was known for Painted Boats (1945), Black Narcissus (1947) and Separate Tables (1958). [3]

In Terence Rattigan's Separate Tables , she played Miss Meacham in the original West End, Broadway productions and the film versions. [4] [5]

Personal life and death

May Hallatt died on 20 May 1969 in London, England, aged 93. [3]


1934 Important People Mrs. Stenham
1934 Virginia's Husband Uncredited
1937 Talking Feet Uncredited
1939 The Lambeth Walk Lady Battersby
1939 The Dark Eyes of London Police Constable GriggsUncredited
1939 The Mysterious Mr. Davis Telegraph ClerkUncredited
1945 Painted Boats Her Mother
1947 Black Narcissus Angu Ayah
1949 Trottie True Old EllenUncredited
1949 The Romantic Age MatronUncredited
1949 The Spider and the Fly Monique
1952 The Card Ladies Committee MemberUncredited
1952 Ivanhoe ElgithaUncredited
1953 The Pickwick Papers Uncredited
1953 Grand National Night Hoskyns
1953 Rob Roy, the Highland Rogue Ballad Hawker
1954 The Million Pound Note Hysterical Woman at Bumbles HotelUncredited
1955 The Gold Express Agatha Merton
1958 The Horse's Mouth CharwomanUncredited
1958 Separate Tables Miss Meacham
1959 Room at the Top Miss TanfieldUncredited
1960 Make Mine Mink Old Mrs. SpanagerUncredited
1961 Follow That Man Nannie
1961 Dangerous Afternoon Miss Burge
1963 Bitter Harvest Aunt Sarah

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  1. "May Hallatt profile". Archived from the original on 16 January 2009. Retrieved 29 January 2018.
  2. 1 2 McFarlane, Brian (16 May 2016). The Encyclopedia of British Film: Fourth edition. Oxford University Press. ISBN   9781526111968 . Retrieved 29 January 2018 via Google Books.
  3. 1 2 "Entertaining Eccentrics – May Hallatt (1876–1969) - Rediscovering Cult Movies & Forgotten Films". Retrieved 29 January 2018.
  4. "Production of Separate Tables".
  5. "Separate Tables – Broadway Play – Original". Retrieved 29 January 2018.