Dame Celia Johnson

  1. Vivien Leigh, A Streetcar Named Desire, 1951.     Bette Davis had stupidly refused the Tennessee Williams play and hated the fact that  Brits like  Viv, Celia and Olivia De Havilland were being considered for the fading Southern belle,  Blanche DuBois.
  2. Valentina Cortese,  Jesus of Nazareth, TV, 1977.     Celia was announced as Herodiasin February 1976.
  3. Rosamund Greenwood.The Missionary, 1982.    Her last offer… But it was one veteran actress for another as Lady Fermleigh. Celia lovedthe “Mish” script by its leading man, Michael Palin.   But she wanted Her Ladyship re-named… as one of her friends was a certain Lady Fermoy.


 Birth year: 1908Death year: 1982Other name: Casting Calls:  3