Born in Edinburgh, she performed in the cinema and on the stage. One of her best known cinema roles was in the Ealing Studios comedy Whisky Galore! (1948). She once performed opposite W.C. Fields in Hollywood, cast as Mrs. Micawber to his Wilkins Micawber in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's 1935 production of David Copperfield. Although Cadell remains in the released version of the film, her biggest scene (when the Micawber family prepare to emigrate) was deleted from the release prints.
Brave Curtain Call of the Star Who Gave a Touch of Class to Hi-De-Hi; HE WAS GIVEN JUST THREE MONTHS TO LIVE,BUT SIMON CADELL FOUGHT ILLNESS WITH DIGNITY FOR THREE COURAGEOUS YEARS
Mar 08, 1996; Byline: SHAUN USHER A MASTER of light comedy, actor Simon Cadell was the most gallant of jesters, and his death at only 45 is a...