Dinah Sheridon, the beloved British actress who played the mother in The Railway Children from 1970 has died at the age of 92, reports the Metro.

Sheridon's love of acting was sparked in a production of Peter Pan while still at school but her career began in 1938, just before the Second World War, in a production of Irish and Proud of It when she was just 16. From there she appeared in many classic British films that thrust her into fame and rendered her dubbed the quintessential 'English rose'. 

Her most iconic role was as the mother in the 1970 film The Railway Children. The film followed the lives of the Waterbury children and their mother (Sheridon) as they're forced to move from London to Yorkshire as their father has been accused of giving secrets away to the Russians. The children discover a new kind of life in the country and have a range of adventures that have delighted children and adults alike for over four decades. 

Sheridon married four times since 1952, having divorced two husbands, and surving two. She first married in 1942 to fellow actor Jimmy Hanley, with whom she had three children, though only two survived beyond infancy. She and Hanely starred together in a variety of films including 1945's 29 Acacia Avenue. She died peacefully in her home in Middlesex, surrounded by her family.