Phyllis Monkman
Phyllis Monkman as a teenager, in a butterfly dance costume, from 1908 publication.
Born8 January 1892
Died2 December 1976
Other namesPhyllis Ida Harrison
Years active1913-1949 (film)

Phyllis Monkman (8 January 1892 – 2 December 1976) was a British stage and film actress.[1] She was married to the entertainer Laddie Cliff.

In the early years of her career, she was often partnered on stage by Jack Buchanan and appeared in the silent film Her Heritage with him in 1919. She was also prominent in the cast of the revue The Co-Optimists and reprised her role in the film adaptation. After this point she was increasingly confined to supporting character parts. She was romantically linked to George VI.

Selected filmography


  1. ^ Moore p.56