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Isobel Black
Isobel Anne Black

(1942-12-15) 15 December 1942 (age 80)
Edinburgh, Scotland
SpouseJames Gatward
Children3 daughters

Isobel Anne Gatward BEM (née Black; born 15 December 1942), known professionally as Isobel Black, is a British actress. She is the daughter of the screenwriter Ian Stuart Black.

Isobel Black attended Queen Elizabeth's Girls’ Grammar School in Barnet, Hertfordshire. She is possibly best known for her parts in films such as The Kiss of the Vampire (1963), Twins of Evil (1971) (both horror films made by Hammer), The Magnificent Two (1967) with Morecambe and Wise, David Copperfield (1969), and 10 Rillington Place (1971).

She has also made many appearances on television, including Dixon of Dock Green, Elephant Boy, Danger Man, The Plane Makers, The Avengers, Adam Adamant Lives!, The Troubleshooters, The Spies, Mystery and Imagination, Department S, Ace of Wands, The Capone Investment and The Brief.

As Isobel Gatward, she was awarded the British Empire Medal in the 2017 New Year Honours for her services to the charitable sector, in particular her work for the Mayflower Theatre Trust in Southampton over the previous 30 years.


Year Title Role Notes
1963 The Kiss of the Vampire Tania
1967 The Magnificent Two Officer Juanita
1971 10 Rillington Place Alice
1971 Twins of Evil Ingrid Hoffer