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Elspet Gray


Born - 12 April 1929, Inverness, Scotland, UK
Died - 18 February 2013

Scots-born actress of demure-looking attractiveness, prominent cheekbones and red-gold hair, a formidable worker for charity both during her acting days and after they were over. She married comedy star Brian Rix at the age of 20: they celebrated their diamond wedding in 2009. Born Elspeth MacGregor-Gray, she entered films as a teenager following dramatic studies: The Blind Goddess (1948), Fly Away Peter (1948) and Trottie True (1948), before departing for the theatre and, later, TV. Occasional subsequent films included Reluctant Heroes (1951, with her husband), Johnny on the Spot (1954), The Night We Got the Bird (1960, again with Rix), Goodbye, Mr Chips (1969), The Girl in a Swing (1988) and Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994), her last, although she continued appearing in television drama until 1998.