Actress Dinah Sheridan, Star Of The Railway Children, Dies Aged 92

Railway Children Actress Dinah Sheridan Dies Aged 92

Actress Dinah Sheridan died on Sunday morning at the age of 92, reports ITV.

Sheridan was most famed for her role as the mother, Mrs Waterbury, in the 1970 film version of 'The Railway Children' and also starred in 1980s British sitcom, 'Don't Wait Up' and 'Doctor Who'.

She was married four times and is survived by her son, Sir Jeremy James Hanley and daughter, actress Jenny Hanley.

Ms Sheridan famously played Mrs Waterbury in the film version of The Railway Children

Sheridan passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family at her home in Middlesex, her agent Gareth Owen said.

The actress was considered the quintessential English rose because of her elegance and quiet beauty.

She was born Dinah Nadyejda Ginsburg in Hampstead in 1920 to a Russian father and German mother who were photographers to the Royal Family.

Her first stage role came at the tender age of 12 and she subsequently went on tour as Wendy in 'Peter Pan' which starred Charles Laughton as Captain Hook.

Ms Sheridan's film break came shortly after when she was 16 and appeared in such films as 'Irish And Proud of It' (1938) until her momentum was interrupted by the Second World War.

In 1942 she married actor Jimmy Hanley and had three children, although one died at birth.

One daughter, Jenny Hanley, followed in her parents' footsteps and became a noted actress.

The couple appeared together in titles such as 'Salute John Citizen' (1942), '29 Acacia Avenue' (1945) and 'The Huggetts Abroad' (1949).

Ms Sheridan's career peaked with the sparkling comedy 'Genevieve' (1953), co-starring John Gregson, Kenneth More and Kay Kendall.

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