Minnie Rayner

IntroBritish actress
Was Actor 
From United Kingdom 
Type Film, TV, Stage & Radio 
Genderfemale
Birth 2 May 1869 
, London
Death 13 December 1941 

(aged 72 years)

Minnie Rayner (2 May 1869 – 13 December 1941) was a British stage and film actress. A character actress she played working class figures, often mothers, in films of the 1930s. Her roles include the matriarch of the working-class Fulham family who takes in an exiled Russian Prince (Ivor Novello) as a lodger in the comedy I Lived with You (1933). The same year she played Gracie Fields’ mother in This Week of Grace.
A recurring role was that of the landlady Mrs. Hudson in a series of Sherlock Holmes adaptations starring Arthur Wontner.

Filmography

  • The Pickwick Papers (1913)
  • My Old Dutch (1915)
  • Lost and Won (1915)
  • Sunken Rocks (1919)
  • The Auction Mart (1920)
  • Mary Latimer, Nun (1920)
  • The Old Curiosity Shop (1921)
  • If Youth But Knew (1926)
  • The Ring (1927)
  • Symphony in Two Flats (1930)
  • The Sleeping Cardinal (1931)
  • These Charming People (1931)
  • The Man at Six (1931)
  • Stranglehold (1931)
  • Hobson’s Choice (1931)
  • The Missing Rembrandt (1932)
  • The Veteran of Waterloo (1933)
  • I Lived with You (1933)
  • Excess Baggage (1933)
  • This Week of Grace (1933)
  • Dora (1933, short)
  • Murder at the Inn (1934)
  • Song at Eventide (1934)
  • Flood Tide (1934)
  • Sometimes Good (1934)
  • It Happened in Paris (1935)
  • Barnacle Bill (1935)
  • The Triumph of Sherlock Holmes (1935)
  • The Small Man (1936)
  • A Woman Alone (1936)
  • The House of the Spaniard (1936)
  • If I Were Rich (1936)
  • Dreams Come True (1936)
  • Silver Blaze (1937)
  • Gaslight (1940)
  • Old Mother Riley in Society (1940)
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