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Mason, Hilary Biography




biography of Mason, Hilary

Hilary Lavender Mason
4 September 1917, Birmingham, England, UK
5 September 2006, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England, UK
5' 5 1/2"


-   'Roger Ostime' (qv) (? - ?)


-   Known for playing sinister roles, she is arguably best remembered for her blind psychic in the film _Don't Look Now (1973)_ (qv).

-   Started her career on the British stage in repertory.

-   Trained at the London School of Dramatic Art on a scholarship and subsequently acted in repertory in Preston, Southport, York and Guildford. During World War II, entertained troups as part of ENSA. Prolific character actress on British television from the mid-1950's. Her many memorable roles included one as Michael Palin's puritanical mother in the "Curse of the Claw" episode of _"Ripping Yarns" (1976)_ (qv).


-   "The Independent Newspaper" (UK), 16 September 2006, Iss. 6213, pg. 47, by: Anthony Hayward, "Hilary Mason: Blind psychic in 'Don't Look Now'"

-   "The Times" (UK), 13 September 2006, by: Anonymous, "Hilary Mason"

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  1. "Maid Marian and Her Merry Men" (1989) {Driving Ambition (#3.2)}
  2. "Maid Marian and Her Merry Men" (1989) {Robin and the Beansprout (#3.5)}
  3. "Maid Marian and Her Merry Men" (1989) {The Great Mud Harvest (#3.6)}
  4. "Maid Marian and Her Merry Men" (1989) {They Came from Outer Space (#3.4)}
  5. "The Last Salute" (1998) {Moonlighting (#2.5)}
  6. "Where the Heart Is" (1997) {Reach for the Stars (#3.7)}
  7. "Aquila" (1997) {An Elephant Surrounded by Blind Men (#2.3)}
  8. "Aquila" (1997) {Battling Bobby (#2.2)}
  9. "Aquila" (1997) {End of an Eyrie (#2.5)}
  10. "Aquila" (1997) {On Second Thoughts, Let's Panic (#2.6)}
  11. "Aquila" (1997) {The Birthday Surprise (#2.1)}
  12. "Aquila" (1997) {The Gooseberry (#2.4)}
  13. "Aquila" (1997) {Comprehension Exercise (#1.6)}
  14. "Aquila" (1997) {Energy Levels (#1.5)}
  15. "Aquila" (1997) {Losing Sight (#1.3)}
  16. "Aquila" (1997) {Manual Control (#1.4)}
  17. "Aquila" (1997) {The Eagle Has Landed (#1.1)}
  18. "Aquila" (1997) {The Eagle's Eyrie (#1.7)}
  19. "Casualty" (1986) {For Your Own Good (#10.19)}
  20. "The Bill" (1984) {Hedging Your Bets (#12.123)}
  21. Haunted (1995)
  22. "Coogan's Run" (1995) {The Curator (#1.6)}
  23. "One Foot in the Grave" (1990) {Hole in the Sky (#5.5)}
  24. "The Detectives" (1993) {Thicker Than Water}
  25. The Healer (1994) (TV)
  26. "ChuckleVision" (1987) {Men in White Coats (#6.7)}
  27. "Health and Efficiency" (1993) {The Canvas (#1.5)}
  28. "Maid Marian and Her Merry Men" (1989) {Bouncy Sheriff (#4.2)}
  29. "Maid Marian and Her Merry Men" (1989) {Raining Forks (#4.3)}
  30. "Maid Marian and Her Merry Men" (1989) {Robin the Bad (#4.5)}
  31. "Maid Marian and Her Merry Men" (1989) {The Nice Sumatran (#4.6)}
  32. "Maid Marian and Her Merry Men" (1989) {The Wise Woman of Worksop (#4.4)}
  33. "Maid Marian and Her Merry Men" (1989) {Tunnel Vision (#4.1)}
  34. "Maid Marian and Her Merry Men" (1989) {Voyage to the Bottom of the Forest (#4.7)}
  35. "Nelson's Column" (1994) {Back to Basics (#1.6)}
  36. "Pie in the Sky" (1994) {Endangered Species (#1.10)}
  37. "Wycliffe" (1994) {The Scapegoat (#1.3)}
  38. "Lovejoy" (1986) {The Lost Colony (#5.14)}
  39. "Maid Marian and Her Merry Men" (1989) {Keeping Mum (#3.3)}
  40. "Maid Marian and Her Merry Men" (1989) {Maid Marian and Much the Mini-Mart Manager's Son}
  41. "Maid Marian and Her Merry Men" (1989) {The Big Baby (#3.1)}
  42. "The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes" (1991) {The Last Vampyre (#3.1)}
  43. "Harry Enfield's Television Programme" (1990) {(#2.5)}
  44. "Love Hurts" (1992) {Charity Begins at Home (#1.8)}
  45. "Love Hurts" (1992) {Crawling from the Wreckage (#1.1)}
  46. "Love Hurts" (1992) {Relative Values (#1.4)}
  47. Afraid of the Dark (1991)
  48. "Dizzy Heights Hotel" (1990) {In the Bleak Mid-Winter}
  49. "Great Expectations" (1989) {Chapter Two (#1.2)}
  50. Meridian (1990) (V)
  51. "Maid Marian and Her Merry Men" (1989) {Little Brown Noses (#2.3)}
  52. "Maid Marian and Her Merry Men" (1989) {Rotten Rose: Part 1 (#2.5)}
  53. "Maid Marian and Her Merry Men" (1989) {The Worksop Egg Fairy (#2.2)}
  54. "One Foot in the Grave" (1990) {The Big Sleep (#1.2)}
  55. Robot Jox (1989)
  56. The Heat of the Day (1989) (TV)
  57. "4 Play" (1989) {Shalom Joan Collins (#1.6)}
  58. "Agatha Christie's Poirot" (1989) {Four and Twenty Blackbirds (#1.4)}
  59. "Campion" (1989) {Look to the Lady: Part One (#1.1)}
  60. "Campion" (1989) {Look to the Lady: Part Two (#1.2)}
  61. "Crossbow" (1987) {Forbidden Land (#3.22)}
  62. "Maid Marian and Her Merry Men" (1989) {1. How the Band Got Together (#1.1)}
  63. "Maid Marian and Her Merry Men" (1989) {A Game Called John (#1.3)}
  64. "Maid Marian and Her Merry Men" (1989) {Robert the Incredible Chicken (#1.2)}
  65. "Woof!" (1989) {Heroes (#2.4)}
  66. An Affair in Mind (1988) (TV)
  67. "Bergerac" (1981) {Retirement Plan (#6.8)}
  68. "Crossbow" (1987) {Actors (#2.13)}
  69. "The Bill" (1984) {Old Habits (#4.39)}
  70. "Wipe Out" (1988) {(#1.1)}
  71. "Wipe Out" (1988) {(#1.3)}
  72. Dolls (1987)
  73. "Casualty" (1986) {Burning Cases (#2.14)}
  74. "Casualty" (1986) {These Things Happen (#2.15)}
  75. "Executive Stress" (1986) {(#2.1)}
  76. "In Sickness and in Health" (1985) {(#3.3)}
  77. "Hideaway" (1986)
  78. All Passion Spent (1986) (TV)
  79. "Constant Hot Water" (1986) {Chef's Special (#1.5)}
  80. "David Copperfield" (1986) {(#1.1)}
  81. "David Copperfield" (1986) {(#1.10)}
  82. "David Copperfield" (1986) {(#1.3)}
  83. "David Copperfield" (1986) {(#1.6)}
  84. "David Copperfield" (1986) {(#1.8)}
  85. The Moving Finger (1985) (TV)
  86. "Anna of the Five Towns" (1985) {(#1.1)}
  87. "Anna of the Five Towns" (1985) {(#1.2)}
  88. "Bergerac" (1981) {Chrissie (#4.6)}
  89. "Juliet Bravo" (1980) {Friends and Neighbours (#6.5)}
  90. "The Mistress" (1985) {(#1.3)}
  91. "Goodbye Mr. Chips" (1984)
  92. "Moonfleet" (1984)
  93. "The Jewel in the Crown" (1984) {Daughters of the Regiment (#1.7)}
  94. Bullshot (1983)
  95. "Angels" (1975) {(#9.7)}
  96. "Crown Court" (1972) {Mother's Boy: Part 1 (#12.28)}
  97. "Don't Wait Up" (1983) {(#1.5)}
  98. "In Loving Memory" (1969) {Trouble at T' Mill (#4.2)}
  99. "The Gentle Touch" (1980) {Weekend (#4.12)}
  100. Ghost in the Water (1982) (TV)
  101. The Return of the Soldier (1982)
  102. "Goodbye, Mr. Kent" (1982) {(#1.5)}
  103. "Tales of the Unexpected" (1979) {Death in the Morning (#5.12)}
  104. "The Young Ones" (1982) {Demolition (#1.1)}
  105. "BBC2 Playhouse" (1974) {A Last Visitor for Mr. Hugh Peter (#7.12)}
  106. "BBC2 Playhouse" (1974) {Days (#7.16)}
  107. "Brendon Chase" (1980) {Retreat (#1.11)}
  108. "Brendon Chase" (1980) {Run to Earth (#1.13)}
  109. "Brendon Chase" (1980) {The Mighty Caliban (#1.10)}
  110. "Brendon Chase" (1980) {The Storm (#1.12)}
  111. "That Beryl Marston...!" (1981) {Noel - Oh 'Ell (#1.6)}
  112. "Brendon Chase" (1980) {The Getaway (#1.1)}
  113. "Sink or Swim" (1980) {In the Beginning (#1.1)}
  114. "Worzel Gummidge" (1979) {Very Good, Worzel (#2.5)}
  115. An Honourable Retirement (1979) (TV)
  116. "Minder" (1979) {Gunfight at the O.K. Laundrette (#1.1)}
  117. "Penmarric" (1979) {(#1.2)}
  118. "The Deep Concern" (1979) {Burials and Trappings (#1.3)}
  119. "The Deep Concern" (1979) {Canvas and Containers (#1.5)}
  120. "The Deep Concern" (1979) {Deaths and Exits (#1.6)}
  121. "The Deep Concern" (1979) {Exposure and Explosion (#1.4)}
  122. "The Deep Concern" (1979) {Return and Despatch (#1.2)}
  123. "The Legend of King Arthur" (1979) {(#1.1)}
  124. "The Other One" (1977) {(#2.6)}
  125. "Thomas and Sarah" (1979) {Made in Heaven (#1.5)}
  126. Absolution (1978)
  127. The One and Only Phyllis Dixey (1978) (TV)
  128. "The Wilde Alliance" (1978) {The Private Army of Colonel Stone (#1.5)}
  129. The Three Hostages (1977) (TV)
  130. "Holding On" (1977) {(#1.2)}
  131. "Just William" (1976) {William's Worst Christmas}
  132. "Nicholas Nickleby" (1977) {(#1.1)}
  133. "Nicholas Nickleby" (1977) {(#1.2)}
  134. "Nicholas Nickleby" (1977) {(#1.3)}
  135. "Nicholas Nickleby" (1977) {(#1.4)}
  136. "Nicholas Nickleby" (1977) {(#1.5)}
  137. "Nicholas Nickleby" (1977) {(#1.6)}
  138. "Ripping Yarns" (1976) {The Curse of the Claw (#1.6)}
  139. "The Other One" (1977) {(#1.6)}
  140. "The Phoenix and the Carpet" (1976) {Some Indian Things (#1.3)}
  141. "The Phoenix and the Carpet" (1976) {The Temple of the Phoenix (#1.4)}
  142. "Angels" (1975) {Somewhere to Go (#3.11)}
  143. "Coronation Street" (1960) {(#1.1623)}
  144. "My Brother's Keeper" (1975) {Drink to Me Only (#2.5)}
  145. "My Brother's Keeper" (1975) {Have a Go (#2.6)}
  146. "My Brother's Keeper" (1975) {Occupations (#2.4)}
  147. "My Brother's Keeper" (1975) {The Pig Sty (#2.3)}
  148. "My Brother's Keeper" (1975) {They Shall Not Pass (#2.2)}
  149. "My Brother's Keeper" (1975) {Tooling Up (#2.1)}
  150. "Play for Today" (1970) {Early Struggles (#6.23)}
  151. "Play for Today" (1970) {The House of Bernarda Alba (#6.25)}
  152. "Rooms" (1974) {Dorothy and Clive: Compilation (#1.59)}
  153. "The Duchess of Duke Street" (1976) {Trouble and Strife (#1.8)}
  154. "The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin" (1976) {Trying a Frenchman, Welshman, Scotsman and an Italian (#1.6)}
  155. I Don't Want to Be Born (1975)
  156. "2nd House" (1973) {The Parish Boy's Progress}
  157. "Angels" (1975) {Staff (#1.4)}
  158. "Edward the Seventh" (1975) {The Boy (#1.1)}
  159. "My Brother's Keeper" (1975) {A Multitude of Sins (#1.4)}
  160. "My Brother's Keeper" (1975) {Nothing Is for Nothing (#1.7)}
  161. "My Brother's Keeper" (1975) {Pig in the Middle (#1.1)}
  162. "My Brother's Keeper" (1975) {Saint Brian (#1.5)}
  163. "My Brother's Keeper" (1975) {The Early Pig Catches the Bookworm (#1.6)}
  164. "My Brother's Keeper" (1975) {The Play's the Thing (#1.3)}
  165. "My Brother's Keeper" (1975) {The Road to Freedom (#1.2)}
  166. "Play for Today" (1970) {84 Charing Cross Road (#6.4)}
  167. "Poldark" (1975) {(#1.4)}
  168. "Poldark" (1975) {(#1.5)}
  169. "The Case of Eliza Armstrong" (1974)
  170. "Affairs of the Heart" (1974) {Catherine (#1.6)}
  171. "BBC Play of the Month" (1965) {The Deep Blue Sea (#9.7)}
  172. "Justice" (1971) {The Price of Innocence (#3.2)}
  173. "Rooms" (1974) {Dorothy and Clive: Part 1 (#1.13)}
  174. "Rooms" (1974) {Dorothy and Clive: Part 2 (#1.14)}
  175. "Within These Walls" (1974) {A Sense of Duty (#1.13)}
  176. Don't Look Now (1973)
  177. "Thirty-Minute Theatre" (1965) {About a Bout (#8.32)}
  178. "Love and Mr Lewisham" (1972) {Part 1 (#1.1)}
  179. "Love and Mr Lewisham" (1972) {Part 2 (#1.2)}
  180. "Love and Mr Lewisham" (1972) {Part 3 (#1.3)}
  181. "Love and Mr Lewisham" (1972) {Part 4 (#1.4)}
  182. "Mistress of Hardwick" (1972) {An Insatiable Dream (#1.6)}
  183. "Mistress of Hardwick" (1972) {Cousin to King James (#1.7)}
  184. "Mistress of Hardwick" (1972) {Dangerous Alliance (#1.3)}
  185. "Mistress of Hardwick" (1972) {Honest Sweet Chatsworth (#1.2)}
  186. "Mistress of Hardwick" (1972) {My Jewel Arbella (#1.4)}
  187. "Mistress of Hardwick" (1972) {Royal Prisoner (#1.9)}
  188. "Mistress of Hardwick" (1972) {The Shrewsbury Scandal (#1.5)}
  189. "Mistress of Hardwick" (1972) {They Expect a New Queen (#1.1)}
  190. "Mistress of Hardwick" (1972) {This Costly Countess (#1.8)}
  191. "Mistress of Hardwick" (1972) {When Hardwick Towers Shall Bow Their Heads (#1.10)}
  192. She'll Follow You Anywhere (1971)
  193. "Bachelor Father" (1970) {Woman About the House (#2.8)}
  194. "ITV Saturday Night Theatre" (1969) {Alice Dancing (#3.25)}
  195. "Out of the Unknown" (1965) {The Uninvited (#4.10)}
  196. "Z Cars" (1962) {The More We Are Together: Part 2 (#6.391)}
  197. Morning Story (1970) (TV)
  198. "BBC Play of the Month" (1965) {Macbeth (#6.1)}
  199. "Paul Temple" (1969) {Swan Song for Colonel Harp (#1.9)}
  200. "Ryan International" (1970) {Not Wanted on Voyage (#1.5)}
  201. "The Main Chance" (1969) {A View from the Chair (#2.6)}
  202. "The Six Wives of Henry VIII" (1970) {Anne Boleyn (#1.2)}
  203. "Thirty-Minute Theatre" (1965) {Meanwhile Back at the Office (#5.21)}
  204. "Boy Meets Girl" (1967) {The Eye of Heaven (#3.3)}
  205. "Counterstrike" (1969) {Out of Mind (#1.6)}
  206. "ITV Saturday Night Theatre" (1969) {Toys (#1.18)}
  207. "Take Three Girls" (1969) {Rhapsody for Misplaced Persons (#1.6)}
  208. "Z Cars" (1962) {No Objection to Bail: Part 1 (#6.229)}
  209. "Z Cars" (1962) {No Objection to Bail: Part 2 (#6.230)}
  210. "Castors Away!" (1968) {The Breath of Life (#1.1)}
  211. "Castors Away!" (1968) {The Search for Sergeant Bubb (#1.2)}
  212. "Castors Away!" (1968) {Trafalgar (#1.3)}
  213. "Gazette" (1968) {The Old Folks at Home (#1.8)}
  214. "Public Eye" (1965) {It Must Be the Architecture - Can't Be the Climate (#3.10)}
  215. "The Revenue Men" (1967) {Family Affair (#3.9)}
  216. "Z Cars" (1962) {Tomorrow's Another Day: Part 1 (#6.131)}
  217. "Z Cars" (1962) {Tomorrow's Another Day: Part 2 (#6.132)}
  218. "Z Cars" (1962) {You Can't Win 'Em All!: Part 2 (#6.90)}
  219. "Boy Meets Girl" (1967) {The Raging Moon (#1.3)}
  220. "Dixon of Dock Green" (1955) {The Party (#14.7)}
  221. "Mystery Hall" (1967) {Jimmy Brent (#1.1)}
  222. "Sexton Blake" (1967) {Christmas Special: The Vanishing Snowman (#1.14)}
  223. "Thirty-Minute Theatre" (1965) {Have It on the House (#3.6)}
  224. "Z Cars" (1962) {Don't Wrap It Up, I'll Take It with Me: Part 2 (#6.32)}
  225. "Dixon of Dock Green" (1955) {Guilty People (#13.8)}
  226. "United!" (1965)
  227. "Cluff" (1964) {The Strangers (#2.7)}
  228. "Coronation Street" (1960) {(#1.426)}
  229. "Coronation Street" (1960) {(#1.427)}
  230. "Dixon of Dock Green" (1955) {Within the Law (#11.22)}
  231. "The Valiant Varneys" (1964) {(#2.2)}
  232. "Z Cars" (1962) {Another Fairy Tale (#4.38)}
  233. "Detective" (1964) {The Loring Mystery (#1.13)}
  234. "Festival" (1963) {The Lady of the Camellias (#1.16)}
  235. "First Night" (1963) {All Things Bright and Beautiful (#1.18)}
  236. "Swizzlewick" (1964) {A New Plan (#1.21)}
  237. "Swizzlewick" (1964) {A Reputation Cleared (#1.9)}
  238. "Swizzlewick" (1964) {A Very Important Occasion (#1.13)}
  239. "Swizzlewick" (1964) {Balance of Power (#1.22)}
  240. "Swizzlewick" (1964) {Burnt Umber with Graining (#1.6)}
  241. "Swizzlewick" (1964) {Dead Reckoning (#1.16)}
  242. "Swizzlewick" (1964) {Dog Lovers Unite! (#1.14)}
  243. "Swizzlewick" (1964) {How to Make £250,000 (#1.4)}
  244. "Swizzlewick" (1964) {In for a Penny (#1.10)}
  245. "Swizzlewick" (1964) {Jam and Maggots (#1.7)}
  246. "Swizzlewick" (1964) {The Best Method of Defence (#1.18)}
  247. "Swizzlewick" (1964) {The Exercise (#1.23)}
  248. "Swizzlewick" (1964) {The Spider's Web (#1.24)}
  249. "Swizzlewick" (1964) {The Unspotted Genius (#1.5)}
  250. "Swizzlewick" (1964) {The Value of Silence (#1.11)}
  251. The Yellow Teddy Bears (1963)
  252. "Suspense" (1962) {Two Bits of Iron (#2.36)}
  253. "Z Cars" (1962) {Daylight Robbery (#3.11)}
  254. ...All That Mighty Heart... (1962)
  255. "Suspense" (1962) {Fantasy and Fugue (#1.9)}
  256. "Z Cars" (1962) {Fire! (#1.9)}
  257. A Wedding (1961) (TV)
  258. "Gamble for a Throne" (1961) {Secret Society (#1.1)}
  259. "Maigret" (1960) {The Winning Ticket (#2.4)}
  260. "Signpost" (1961) {Living in the Middle Ages: Part 1 - The Lord and Lady of the Manor}
  261. "You Can't Win" (1961) {Epitaph on a Tin (#1.6)}
  262. Rockets in the Dunes (1960)
  263. "The Secret Garden" (1960) {A Tantrum (#1.6)}
  264. "The Secret Garden" (1960) {I Am Colin (#1.5)}
  265. "The Secret Garden" (1960) {I Shall Live for Ever and Ever (#1.8)}
  266. "The Secret Garden" (1960) {Magic (#1.7)}
  267. "The Secret Garden" (1960) {Misselthwaite Manor (#1.2)}
  268. "The Secret Garden" (1960) {The Cry in the Corridor (#1.3)}
  269. "The Secret Garden" (1960) {The Door in the Wall (#1.4)}
  270. "The Secret Garden" (1960) {There Is No-One Left (#1.1)}
  271. "BBC Sunday-Night Theatre" (1950) {The Small Back Room (#10.14)}
  272. "Potts and the Phantom Piper" (1957)
  273. "Thunder in the West" (1957)

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