Libra Sep 27, 1913 London Borough of Hackney Actor
Margery E. Mason was an English actress and director. She was the artistic director of the Repertory Theatre in Bangor, Northern Ireland in the 1960s.
She played Sarah Stevens, the mother in John Hopkins' four-play cycle Talking to a Stranger. A family drama with four characters, the viewpoint of Sarah Stevens was depicted in the fourth play, The Innocent Must Suffer. Her film roles included Charlie Bubbles, The Raging Moon, Made, Hennessy, the bullying teacher's wife in Pink Floyd – The Wall, and the lady who works the sweets trolley in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. She also played "The Ancient Booer" in the 1987 film The Princess Bride. Her television roles include appearances on Midsomer Murders and Peak Practice. She played Mrs Porter in the Granada television series A Family at War during 1970-71.
Mason learned to scuba dive and received her diving certificate at the age of 81. Her farewell to the stage came in 2003 at the age of 90. She loved to travel and had been a keen horsewoman and tennis player. Until she was 99 she swam five times a week at the Swiss Cottage baths.