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Marilla Cuthbert is one of the main characters of Anne. She is portrayed by Geraldine James.

CBC Biography

A self-restrained woman with no patience for sentiment or frivolity, Marilla’s dormant maternal nature and wry sense of humour are rekindled in relationship to Anne. She is played by Geraldine James. [1]


Marilla has lived with her brother, Matthew Cuthbert, ever since her other brother died. It was also confirmed that she had a relationship with John Blythe, but dumped him after he asked her to go with him on his travels around the world.


Episode Appearances

Season 1
Season 2


  • John Blythe called her "Mar" and gave her the blue ribbon that she gifts to Anne. [2]