• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE3716

Lyell, Lottie Edith

(1890 – 1925)
  • Born 23 February, 1890, Balmain New South Wales Australia
  • Died 21 December, 1925, Sydney New South Wales Australia
  • Occupation Actor, Co-Director, Producer


Lottie Lyell (her stage name) embarked upon an acting career in 1907. She joined Edwin Geach’s Popular Dramatic Organization and toured Australia and New Zealand. She was acting in films for Spencer’s Pictures from 1911. Lyell played lead roles in films including The Fatal Wedding (1911), The Romantic Story of Margaret Catchpole (1911) and Australia Calls (1913). In 1919 she played Doreen in Raymond Longford’s adaptation of C.J. Denis’ The Sentimental Bloke. Lyell and Longford were romantically involved for fourteen years, but Longford was married and the relationship was not publicly acknowledged until near the end of Lyell’s life. She died from tuberculosis in 1925.


  • 2001 - 2001

    Inducted into the Victorian Honour Roll of Women

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