From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Jean Anderson (12 December 1907 – 1 April 2001) was an English actress born in Eastbourne, Sussex. She is best remembered for her television roles as hard-faced matriarch Mary Hammond in the 1970s BBC drama The Brothers and as rebellious aristocrat Lady Jocelyn "Joss" Holbrook in the 1980s Second World War series Tenko . She is also notable for playing the role of the Mother in The Railway Children in two separate BBC adaptations in 1951 and 1957. Other TV credits include: Police Surgeon, Maigret, The Odd Man, The Man in Room 17, The Borderers, Paul Temple, Codename, Oil Strike North, Miss Marple, Inspector Morse, Keeping Up Appearances and Hetty Wainthropp Investigates. Description above from the Wikipedia article Jean Anderson, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.