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Ann Lynn
Ann Lynn in the film Separation (1968)
Elizabeth Ann Lynn

7 November 1933
Fulham, London, England[1]
Died30 August 2020 (age 86)
Years active1956–1996
(m. 1956; div. 1963)

Elizabeth Ann Lynn (7 November 1933[1] – 30 August 2020[2][3]) was a British actress, especially prominent during the British New Wave of the 1960s, appearing in many films that represented what is known as kitchen sink realism.

Lynn's career spanned 40 years and included roles in many British TV series, including The Count of Monte Cristo (1956), The Vise (1959–1960), Danger Man (1965), The Saint, Gideon's Way (1965), Public Eye (1966), The Champions (episode: The Body Snatchers) (1969), Family at War (1972), Special Branch (1973), Just Good Friends (1984-6, as Rita Pinner, possibly her best remembered role), Minder and Only Fools And Horses.


Lynn's films included Flame in the Streets (1961); Strongroom (1961); A Shot in the Dark (1964); Four in the Morning (1965); I'll Never Forget What's'isname (1967); Baby Love (1968); and Screamtime (1983), alongside Dora Bryan and Robin Bailey.[citation needed]

Personal life

Lynn was a grand niece of the comedy actor Ralph Lynn. She married Anthony Newley in August 1956. They divorced on 26 April 1963.[4] Their only child, a son, was born with spina bifida and died while an infant.[5][3]

Partial filmography


  1. ^ a b "Index entry". FreeBMD. ONS. Retrieved 14 March 2011.
  2. ^ "Obituary: Ann Lynn". The Stage. Retrieved 1 February 2022.
  3. ^ a b Hayward, Anthony (8 November 2020). "Ann Lynn obituary". The Guardian.
  4. ^ "Actress Divorces British Husband". The Terre Haute Tribune. The Terre Haute Tribune. 28 April 1963. p. 3. Retrieved 29 October 2015 – via Open access icon
  5. ^ "Ann Lynn Wins Divorce On Ground Of Adultery". The Fresno Bee. The Fresno Bee The Republican. 28 April 1963. p. 8. Retrieved 29 October 2015 – via Open access icon