Eileen Essell

Eileen Essell (October, 8 1922 – February 15, 2015) was an English actress noted in part for the age at which she began her screen acting career. Although she acted on the stage for 13 years in the 1940s and 50s, her first screen performance was in her late 70s, in an episode of Doctors, and has since appeared in many other TV programmes, including The Bill, Doc Martin, Holby City, Hustle, Casualty, Ideal and Sensitive Skin. On film she appeared in Finding Neverland (2004), Ali G Indahouse (2002), The Producers (2005), and as Grandma Josephine in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005).

Ali G Indahouse (2002)

Ali G unwittingly becomes a pawn in the evil Chancellor's plot to overthrow the Prime Minister of Great Britain. However, instead of bringing the Prime Minister down, Ali is embraced by the nation as the voice of youth and 'realness', making the Prime Minister and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Mylod
CAST:  Sacha Baron Cohen  •  Emilio Rivera  •  Michael Gambon  •  Gina La Piana

Ali G unwittingly becomes a pawn in the evil Chancellor's plot to overthrow the Prime Minister of Great Britain. However, instead of bringing the Prime Minister down, Ali is embraced by the nation as the voice of youth and 'realness', making the Prime Minister and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Mylod
CAST:  Sacha Baron Cohen  •  Emilio Rivera  •  Michael Gambon  •  Gina La Piana

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

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A young boy wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by the world's most unusual candy maker.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Burton
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Freddie Highmore  •  AnnaSophia Robb  •  Julia Winter

A young boy wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by the world's most unusual candy maker.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Burton
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Freddie Highmore  •  AnnaSophia Robb  •  Julia Winter

Duplex (2003)

When a young couple buys their dream home, they have no idea what the sweet little old lady upstairs is going to put them through!  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny DeVito
CAST:  Ben Stiller  •  Drew Barrymore  •  Eileen Essell  •  Amber Valletta

When a young couple buys their dream home, they have no idea what the sweet little old lady upstairs is going to put them through!  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny DeVito
CAST:  Ben Stiller  •  Drew Barrymore  •  Eileen Essell  •  Amber Valletta

Finding Neverland (2004)

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During a writing slump, playwright J.M. Barrie meets a widow and her four children, all young boys—who soon become an important part of Barrie’s life and the inspiration that lead him to create his masterpiece. Peter Pan'.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marc Forster
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Kate Winslet  •  Julie Christie  •  Dustin Hoffman

During a writing slump, playwright J.M. Barrie meets a widow and her four children, all young boys—who soon become an important part of Barrie’s life and the inspiration that lead him to create his masterpiece. Peter Pan'.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marc Forster
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Kate Winslet  •  Julie Christie  •  Dustin Hoffman

The Producers (2005)

After putting together another Broadway flop, down-on-his-luck producer Max Bialystock teams up with timid accountant Leo Bloom in a get-rich-quick scheme to put on the world's worst show.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Susan Stroman
CAST:  Matthew Broderick  •  Uma Thurman  •  Will Ferrell  •  Eileen Essell

After putting together another Broadway flop, down-on-his-luck producer Max Bialystock teams up with timid accountant Leo Bloom in a get-rich-quick scheme to put on the world's worst show.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Susan Stroman
CAST:  Matthew Broderick  •  Uma Thurman  •  Will Ferrell  •  Eileen Essell