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'Railway Children' actress Dinah Sheridan dies, aged 92

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Dinah Sheridan has died, aged 92.

The film star was perhaps best known as the mother in The Railway Children in 1970.

Dinah Sheridan

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Her agent Gareth Owen confirmed that she died peacefully in her sleep at her Northwood, Middlesex home on Sunday morning (November 25) surrounded by her close family.

Born Dinah Nadyejda Ginsburg in 1920, she was the mother of actress and Magpie star Jenny Hanley and politician Sir Jeremy Hanley.

Her first role was Wendy in a stage version of Peter Pan as a 12-year-old, before breaking into films as a teenager.

One of Sheridan's most prominent parts was in the 1953 comedy Genevieve opposite John Gregson.

She also starred as Jane Huggett in The Huggetts Abroad, as well as in 1980s British sitcoms Don't Wait Up and All Night Long.

Sheridan made a guest appearance in the BBC's Doctor Who as the Time Lady Chancellor Flavia in the 20th anniversary special The Five Doctors.

She had three children with her first husband, actor Jimmy Hanley. She later married business executive John Davis, actor John Merivale and finally Aubrey Ison from 1992 until his death in 2007.

Watch a clip of Dinah Sheridan in Genevieve below:

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