Angela Lansbury: farewell to a legend of stage and screen

A glittering career spanning seven decades and countless iconic roles – we say goodbye to Angela Lansbury.

Given her career spanned seven decades, different people will have different abiding memories of Angela Lansbury, who has died at home in Los Angeles, aged 96.

Maybe they’ll remember her as Miss Price in Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971) or as the voice of the singing teapot Mrs Potts in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (1991). Maybe it’ll be her Oscar-nominated performance as Eleanor Shaw Iselin in The Manchurian Candidate (1962), or even as young Sibyl Vane in The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945).

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Paul Dalgarno is author of the novels A Country of Eternal Light (2023) and Poly (2020); the memoir And You May Find Yourself (2015); and the creative non-fiction book Prudish Nation (2023). He was formerly Deputy Editor of The Conversation and joined ScreenHub as Managing Editor in 2022. X: @pauldalgarno. Insta: @dalgarnowrites