Dinah Sheridan

Dinah Sheridan (born 17 September 1920) is an English actress who appeared in the films 29 Acacia Avenue (1945) and Genevieve (1953). Sheridan made her film debut in 1937, and has frequently appeared on television. She played Jane Huggett in The Huggetts Abroad (1949) and appeared as Steve in two Paul Temple films. Among her most noted roles are as the mother in the film version of The Railway Children (1970), and as Angela in the 1980s British sitcom, Don't Wait Up (1983–90). In 1983 she made a guest appearance in the BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who as the Time Lady Chancellor Flavia in the 20th anniversary special, The Five Doctors. Born as Dinah Nadyejda Ginsburg in Hampstead, London, to a Russian father and German mother, she changed her name to Dinah Sheridan when she auditioned for the role of Wendy in a theatrical production of Peter Pan starring Jean Forbes Robertson. Her parents, Lisa and James, changed their names to Sheridan as well at the same time. Her parents' photography establishment, "Studio Lisa", was highly successful and were known for their photographs of the royal family.

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