Blackman, Honor 1926(?)–

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Blackman, Honor 1926(?)–


Born August 22, 1926 (some sources say 1927), in London, England; father, a statistician; married Bill Sankey, 1946 (divorced, 1956); married Maurice Kaufmann (an actor), 1963 (divorced, 1975); children: (second marriage) Lottie, Barnaby. Education: Trained for the stage at Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Avocational Interests: Watching soccer, reading.

Addresses: Agent—NSM, 85 Shorrolds Rd., London SW6 7TU United Kingdom.

Career: Actress. Appeared in television commercials for Marks & Spencer, 2001; previously worked in the British Civil Service.

Awards, Honors: Special Television Award (with others), 2000, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, for The Avengers.


Film Appearances:

(Uncredited) Emma, Fame is the Spur, Two Cities, 1946.

(Uncredited) Homecoming, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1948.

Julie Tallent, Daughter of Darkness, 1948.

Paula, "The Alien Corn," Quartet, Rank, 1949.

Joyce Pennistone, Conspirator, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1949.

Mary Hart, Diamond City, General Film Distributors, 1949.

Susie Bates, A Boy, a Girl, and a Bike, 1949.

Rhoda O'Donovan, So Long at the Fair, Gainsborough Pictures, 1950.

Meg Cuffley, Green Grow the Rushes (also known as Brandy Ashore), 1951.

Come Die My Love (also known as Manchas de Sangre en la Luna), Mercurio Films, 1952.

Mrs. Tyler, The Rainbow Jacket, Ealing, 1953.

The Yellow Robe, 1954.

Maxine Banner, The Delavine Affair (also known as Murder Is News), 1954.

Paula Grant, Breakaway, RKO Radio Pictures, 1955.

Jenny Pelham, The Glass Cage (also known as The Glass Tomb), Lippert Pictures, 1955.

Dead Man's Evidence, 1955.

Lynn Pearson, Suspended Alibi (also known as Suspected Alibi), 1956.

Marelle, Diplomatic Passport, 1956.

Sarah Hayward, Account Rendered, Rank, 1957.

Susie Westlake, You Pay Your Money, 1957.

Lesley Cartland, The Square Peg, Rank, 1958.

Mrs. Lucas, A Night to Remember, Rank, 1959.

Gillian Freeman, Danger List, 1959.

Sister Bryan, A Matter of Who, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1961.

Ann Rogers, Serena, Butchers, 1962.

Hera, Jason and the Argonauts (also known as Jason and the Golden Fleece), Columbia, 1963.

Pussy Galore, Goldfinger (also known as Ian Fleming's "Goldfinger"), United Artists, 1964.

Norah Hauxley, Life at the Top, Royal International, 1965.

Lily, Baroness von Luckenberg, The Secret of My Success, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1965.

Quartet, Ajay Pictures, 1966.

Daphne Fields, Moment to Moment, Universal, 1966.

Julie Chambois, A Twist of Sand, United Artists, 1968.

Lady Julia Daggett, Shalako (also known as Man nennt mich Shalako), Cinerama, 1968.

Amalaswintha, The Fight for Rome (also known as The Last Roman, Struggle for Rome, La guerra per Roma—prima parte, Lupta pentru Roma I, and Kampf um Rom I), Studioul Cinematografic Bucuresti, 1968.

Mummy, Lola (also known as Statutory Affair, London Affair, and Twinky), Rank, 1969.

Mrs. Fawcett, The Virgin and the Gypsy, Chevron, 1970.

Katherine Whiteley, The Last Grenade, Cinerama, 1970.

Mrs. Morgan, Something Big, National General, 1971.

Helen, Fright (also known as Night Legs and I'm Alone and I'm Scared), British Lion, 1971.

(Uncredited) The Three Musketeers (also known as Los tres mosqueteros), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1974.

Anna Fountain, To the Devil a Daughter (also known as Child of Satan and Die braut des Satans), EMI, 1975.

Summer Rain, 1976.

Mrs. Boswell, Age of Innocence (also known as Ragtime Summer), 1977.

Susan Sillsby, The Cat and the Canary, Grenadier Films, 1978.

Ragtime, Paramount, 1981.

The Outsiders, Warner Bros., 1983.

(Archive footage) Pussy Galore in Goldfinger, Behind the Scenes with Thunderball (documentary), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1995.

Herself, Behind the Scenes with "Goldfinger" (documentary short; also known as The Making of "Goldfinger"), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1995.

Chief Inspector Shea, Tale of the Mummy (also known as Russell Mulcahy's "Tale of the Mummy" and Talos the Mummy), Dimension Films, 1998.

Joy Adamson, To Walk with Lions (also known as Un homme parmi les lions), 1999.

The Music of James Bond (documentary short), 2000.

Herself, Inside "Diamonds Are Forever" (documentary short), 2000.

Herself, The Best of "So Graham Norton," 2000.

Herself, Harry Saltzman: Showman (documentary short), 2000.

Herself, Avenging the Avengers (documentary short), Kult TV, 2000.

Madeline Dubouir, Jack Brown and the Curse of the Crown, 2001.

Penny Husbands-Bosworth, Bridget Jones's Diary (also known as Bridget Jones and Le journal de Bridget Jones), Miramax, 2001.

Herself, To the Devil … The Death of Hammer (documentary short), Anchor Bay Entertainment, 2002.

Madam, Colour Me Kubrick, 2005.

Also appeared in Dangerous Drugs; The Recount; and Set a Murderer.

Television Appearances; Series:

Iris Cope, Probation Officer, 1959–60.

Nicole (Dan Dailey episodes), The Four Just Men (also known as Four Just Men), ITV, 1959.

Cathy Gale, The Avengers, ITV, 1962–64.

Veronica Barton, Never the Twain, ITV, 1981.

Laura West, The Upper Hand, ITV, 1990.

Mother, Revolver, BBC, 2004.

Narrator, Dial a Mum, ITV, 2005.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Ursula Schumann, The First Olympics: Athens 1896 (also known as Dream One and The First Modern Olympics), NBC, 1984.

Selma, Lace, ABC, 1984.

Doris Asterman, Voice of the Heart, syndicated, 1990.

Jules, Jack's secretary, Jake and the Beanstalk: The Real Story (also known as Jim Henson's "Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story"), CBS, 2001.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Jocelyn Cullum, Little Red Monkey, 1953.

Marelle, Diplomatic Passport, 1954.

Man of Honour, 1960.

Ghost Squad, 1961.

Top Secret, 1962.

The Explorer, 1968.

Present Laughter, 1968.

Visit from a Stranger, 1970.

Out Damned Spot, 1972.

Lilian Stanhope, Columbo: Dagger of the Mind, NBC, 1972.

The Winds of Change, 1977.

Rita Vandemeyer, The Secret Adversary (also known as Agatha Christie's "The Secret Adversary" and Partners in Crime: The Secret Adversary), BBC, 1982, PBS, 1987.

Helen Spender, Minder on the Orient Express, ITV, 1985.

Voice of Mrs. Medlock, The Secret Garden, CBS, 1994.

Margaret Smith, The Sight, FX Channel, 2000.

Television Appearances; Specials:

The Incredible World of James Bond, 1965.

Margaret Stevenson, The Rebel, 1975.

William Tell, 1986.

The World of James Bond, Fox, 1995.

Pussy Galore, In Search of James Bond with Jonathan Ross, 1995.

(Uncredited) Pussy Galore, The James Bond Story (documentary; also known as 007: The James Bond Story), 1999.

Herself, Blondes: Diana Dors (documentary), BBC, 1999.

Host, AFI's 100 Years … 100 Passions, CBS, 2002.

Herself, Bond Girls Are Forever, AMC, 2002.

Herself, Best Bond Ever, ITV1, 2002.

Herself, James Bond: A BAFTA Tribute, BBC, 2002.

Herself, ITV 50 Greatest Shows, ITV, 2005.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Paula Hickson, "Set a Murderer," The Vise (also known as Detective's Diary, Saber of London, The Vise: Mark Saber, and Uncovered), ABC, 1954.

Helen, "Dead Man's Evidence," The Vise (also known as Detective's Diary, Saber of London, The Vise: Mark Saber, and Uncovered), ABC, 1955.

Kathy, "Way Home," Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Presents (also known as Rheingold Theatre), 1956.

Elizabeth Vernon, "The Patient in Room 21," The New Adventures of Charlie Chan (also known as Charlie Chan), 1957.

Syd Lewis, "Deep in the Heart of Chelsea," The Vise (also known as Detective's Diary, Saber of London, The Vise: Mark Saber, and Uncovered), ABC, 1957.

Mary Allen, "The Open and Shut Case," Boyd Q.C., ITV, 1957.

Sally Evans, "The Lady Doesn't Scare," The Vise (also known as Detective's Diary, Saber of London, The Vise: Mark Saber, and Uncovered), ABC, 1958.

Katherine Holt, "Blind Justice," The Invisible Man (also known as H.G. Wells' "Invisible Man"), CBS, 1958.

"The Sickness," African Patrol, syndicated, 1958.

Isobel, "A Witness to Murder," African Patrol, syndicated, 1959.

Maureen, "The Widow Who Wasn't," The Third Man, BBC, 1959.

Syd Lewis, "Deep in the Heart of Chelsea," The Vise (also known as Detective's Diary, Saber of London, The Vise: Mark Saber, and Uncovered), ABC, 1959.

Joan Bernard, "Colonel Rodriguez," Danger Man, CBS, 1960.

Sue Brooks, "The Frame," The Pursuers, 1961.

Sally Evans, "The Lady Doesn't Scare," The Vise (also known as Detective's Diary, Saber of London, The Vise: Mark Saber, and Uncovered), ABC, 1961.

Sarah Hayward, "Account Rendered," Kraft Mystery Theater, NBC, 1961.

Rauch, "Destination Buenos Aires," Top Secret, 1961.

Diana, "The Men from Yesterday," Top Secret, 1961.

Pauline Stone, "The Arrow of God," The Saint, ITV, 1962.

Laura, "The Princess," Ghost Squad (also known as G.S. 5), ITV, 1963.

Jane Marriott/Jill Marriott, "The Wide Open Door," ABC Stage 67, ABC, 1967.

"Honor Blackman," This Is Your Life, ITV, 1969.

Bethany Cromwell, "An Agent for the Plaintiff," The Name of the Game, NBC, 1969.

Mary Answorth, "Boney in Venom House," Boney, Seven Network, 1972.

Marion Nicholls, "Love & Marriage," Robin's Nest, ITV, 1978.

"Patrick Macnee," This Is Your Life, ITV, 1984.

Professor Lasky, "Terror of the Vervoids," Doctor Who, BBC, 1986.

Laura West, The Upper Hand, Central Independent TV, 1990.

"Honor Blackman," This Is Your Life, ITV, 1993.

The Good Sex Guide, 1994.

So Graham Norton, Channel 4, 1998.

Rachel Knott, "A Helping Hand," Doctors, BBC, 2000.

Transeet Van Eyre, "Lesbian Vampire Lovers of Lust," Dr. Terrible's House of Horrible, BBC, 2001.

Mrs. Wellington, "Agent Provocateur," The American Embassy, Fox, 2002.

Isobel Hewitt, "A Talent for Life," Midsomer Murders, ITV and Arts and Entertainment, 2003.

Mrs. Lyons, "Snakes and Ladders," The Royal, ITV, 2003.

Mrs. Lyons, "Wishing and Hoping," The Royal, ITV, 2003.

Mrs. Lyons, "One of Those Days," The Royal, ITV, 2003.

Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, BBC, 2003.

The Terry and Gaby Show, Channel 5, 2004.

GMTV, ITV, 2004.

Kelly, 2004.

Rula Romanoff, Coronation Street, ITV and CBC, 2004.

This Morning (also known as This Morning with Richard and Judy), IV, 2004, 2005.

The Paul O'Grady Show, ITV, 2005.

Kitty Campbell, New Tricks, BBC, 2005.

Also appeared in The Witness, CBS.

Stage Appearances:

(Stage debut) Monica Cartwright, The Gleam, Globe Theatre, London, 1946.

Mary Dering, The Blind Goddess, Apollo Theatre, London, 1947.

Lorraine McKay, The Fifth Season, Cambridge Theatre, London, 1954.

Susy Henderson, Wait Until Dark, Strand Theatre, London, 1966.

Doris and Laura Jesson, Mr. and Mrs., Palace Theatre, London, 1968.

Barbara Love, Who Killed Santa Claus?, Theatre Royal, Windsor, England, 1969, then Piccadilly Theatre, London, 1970.

Margaret, The Exorcism, Comedy Theatre, London, 1975.

Mrs. Millamant, The Way of the World, Arnaud Theatre, Guildford, England, 1975.

Paula Cramer, Motive, Arnaud Theatre, 1976.

Mrs. Millamant, The Way of the World, Northcott Theatre, Exeter, England, 1979.

Desiree, A Little Night Music, Northcott Theatre, 1979.

Mademoiselle Colombe, Bridewell, London, 2000.

Major Tours:

Mrs. Markham, Move Over Mrs. Markham, Australian and North American cities, 1972–73.

Hester, The Deep Blue Sea, British cities, 1977.

Desiree, A Little Night Music, British cities, 1979.

Mrs. Higgins, My Fair Lady, British cities, 2005.

Also toured British cities in School for Scandal and the solo show Dishonourable Ladies.



Recorded Everything I've Got.

Music Videos:

Appeared in Sneaker Pimps' "Loretta Young Silks," 2003.



Honor Blackman's Book of Self-Defence, 1965.