Petra Davies

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Petra Davies
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Davies in 2000
Born(1930-07-24)24 July 1930
Eltham, London, England
Died22 March 2016(2016-03-22) (aged 85)
Abbey Wood, London, England
Years active1950–1994
(m. 1957;died 1997)

Petra Davies (24 July 1930 – 22 March 2016) [2] was a British actress.


Early years

Davies was born in Eltham, London, England on 24 July 1930 and grew up in Newport, Wales. Her parents were Welsh. [2] She trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art 1947 - 1949. [3]


Davies had many television appearances and had worked in films and theatre. [4] [5] Her TV roles included appearances in Vanity Fair , Precious Bane, Destination Downing Street, Emma, Melissa , ITV Play of the Week , Dolly, The Saint , Z-Cars , Crown Court and General Hospital . [6] [7] Her films have included Four Days (1951), Operation Amsterdam (1959), The Silent Invasion (1962) and Two Letter Alibi (1962). [8]

Davies' last appearance was in an episode of The Ruth Rendell Mysteries . [3]

Personal life

Davies was married to the actor Jack May from 1957 until his death in 1997. [2]


Davies died on 22 March 2016 in Abbey Wood, London, England. She was survived by her two children, [2] Henrietta and David.

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