14:32 27 November 2012
The actress Dinah Sheridan, who starred on two of the top 100 British films (Genevieve and The Railway Children) died on November 25th at her home in Middlesex. Her agent confirmed that the actress died while being surrounded by her family.
Dinah Sheridan is survived by two children; actress Jenny Hanley and Sir Jeremy Hanley, the Conservative Party chairman in the 1990s.
The actress, whose Russian father and German mother were believed to be photographers for the Royal Family, started acting at the age of 12.
She played Wendy in Peter Pan, which starred Charles Laughton as Captain Hook.
In 1942 she married Jimmy Hanley whom she worked with in the movies Salute John Citizen, 29 Acacia Avenue, and Huggetts Abroad.
Dinah Sheridan’s most famous movies include comedy Genevieve (1953) and The Railway Children.
Based on reports, these two films were chosen by actors and directors among others as being two of the top 100 British films of all time.
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