Yvonne Frances Joseph
7 July 1915
|Died||24 March 1979 63) (aged|
Westminster, London, England
|Spouse(s)||Derek Monsey (1952–1979; his death),|
Yvonne Mitchell (7 July 1915– 24 March 1979) was an English stage, television and film actress. After beginning her acting career in theatre, Mitchell progressed to films in the late 1940s. Her roles include Julia in the 1954 BBC adaptation of George Orwell's novel Nineteen Eighty-Four . She retired from acting in 1977.
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Mitchell was born Yvonne Frances Joseph, but in 1946 changed her name by deed poll to Yvonne Mitchell (without the Frances).Her parents were Madge (Mitchell) and Bertie Joseph. She was Jewish. Mitchell was married to the journalist, film and theatre critic and novelist Derek Monsey (1921–1979) and they lived in a village in the south of France.
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Mitchell died of cancer, aged 63, in 1979. Monsey died the same year, roughly one month earlier. Their daughter Cordelia Monsey is a theatre director and a long-term associate of both Sir Peter Hall and Sir Trevor Nunn.[ citation needed ] Yvonne Mitchell's grandson is the drummer and violinist, Mitch McGugan.[ citation needed ]
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Outside acting, Mitchell was also an established author, writing several books for children and adults as well as winning awards for playwriting. Her plays include The Same Sky . She wrote an acclaimed biography of the French writer Colette, and her own autobiography was published in 1957.
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Already an experienced stage actress, she made her speaking debut in film in The Queen of Spades (1949), although she had played an uncredited minor role in Love on the Dole eight years earlier.
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