Betty McDowall
Born(1924-08-14)14 August 1924
Died31 December 1993(1993-12-31) (aged 69)
London, England

Betty McDowall (1924 – 1993) was an Australian stage, film and television actress.[1] She was born in Sydney, New South Wales in 1924.[citation needed]

Her television appearances include episodes of Z-Cars, The Saint and The Prisoner.[2]

On stage, she appeared in the West End premiere of Tennessee Williams' play Period of Adjustment at Wyndham's Theatre in 1962.[citation needed]

On the radio, she played Laura Archer in BBC Radio 4's long running soap The Archers.[3]


Year Title Role Notes
1948 Always Another Dawn Patricia
1957 Interpol Drug addict Uncredited
1957 The Shiralee Girl at Parkers
1957 Time Lock Lucille Walker
1958 Diamond Safari Louise Saunders
1958 She Didn't Say No! Mrs. Power
1959 Jack the Ripper Anne Ford
1960 Jackpot Kay Stock
1960 Dead Lucky Jenny Drew
1961 Spare the Rod Ann Collins
1962 Tomorrow at Ten Mrs. Parnell
1963 Echo of Diana Joan Scott
1964 First Men in the Moon Margaret Hoy
1965 Ballad in Blue Mrs. Babbidge
1965 The Liquidator Frances Anne
1967 The Prisoner Professor's Wife Episode: "The General"
1976 The Omen American Secretary


  1. ^ "BFI | Film & TV Database | McDOWALL, Betty". 15 January 2009. Archived from the original on 15 January 2009.
  2. ^ "Betty McDowall".
  3. ^ "The Archers". 11 January 1979. p. 73 – via BBC Genome.