From humble beginnings as a stage actor in New Zealand in the 1950s, Nyree Dawn Porter achieved international success via British television. As one of the stars of 1967's The Forsyte Saga, she was seen by over 100 million people worldwide. Following the show’s mammoth success, she was awarded an OBE in 1970 for services to television.

Although she had a considerable career in the theatre, she was among the first generation of actors to make their name on television. Her performances, most famously in The Forsyte Saga and Madame Bovary, gripped a generation of viewers. BBC executive Alan Yentob, in the Daily Mail, April 2001
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Hilary and Jackie

1998, As: Dame Margot Fonteyn - Film

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David Copperfield

1986, As: Mrs Steerforth

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A Dream of Alice

1982, Actor - Television

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For Maddie With Love

1980, As: Maddie Laurie

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The Martian Chronicles

1980, As: Alice Hathaway

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From Beyond the Grave

1974, As: Susan Warren - Film

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The Protectors

1972 - 1974, As: Contessa Caroline di Contini

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The House That Dripped Blood

1971, As: Ann Norton - Film

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Jane Eyre

1970, As: Blanche Ingram

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Softly Softly: Task Force

1976, As: Jane Rawlings - Television

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Never a Cross Word

1968, As: Deirdre Baldock

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The Forsyte Saga

1967, As: Irene Forsyte née Heron

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The Gamblers

1968, As: Rita Ironside - Television

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The Liars

1966, As: Hermione

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Sherlock Holmes (BBC series)

1965, As: Lady Brackenstall - Television

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Judith Paris

1964, As: Judith Paris

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Madame Bovary (BBC series)

1964, As: Emily Bovary - Television

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The Saint

1964, As: Patsy Butler - Television

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The Cracksman

1963, As: Muriel - Film

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Two Left Feet

1963, As: Eileen - Film

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Flight from Treason

1962, As: Marjorie Mason - Film

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The Avengers

1961, As: Liz Wells - Television

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Part-Time Wife

1961, As: Jenny Briggs - Film

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The Man at the Carlton Tower

1961, As: Mary Greer - Film

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Identity Unknown

1960, As: Pam - Film

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Man from Interpol

1960, As: Various Roles

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Sentenced for Life

1960, As: Betty Martin - Film