Actor, TV Program Creator
1926 – 2012
Who was Charlotte Mitchell?
She was once the girlfriend of Peter Sellers, hence her appearance in The Goon Show episodes Ye Bandit of Sherwood Forest as Maid Marion and Tales of Montmartre as Seagoon's love interest, Fifi. Charlotte Mitchell was married to the actor Philip Guard and was the mother of 3 children, actors Christopher Guard and Dominic Guard and animator and novelist Candy Guard. Charlotte lived in West London during the later part of her life and continued to be active as a poet.
She appeared on BBC Radio with Ian Carmichael in The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C. Potter. Carmichael played Gerald C. Potter, mystery writer, while she played Diana, his wife, who, under the pseudonym of Miss Magnolia Badminton, wrote romantic novels.
She also played, on radio, the Dowager Duchess in the radio adaption of Strong Poison that starred Ian Carmichael as Peter Wimsey. On television, she played Amy the housekeeper in The Adventures of Black Beauty.
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