Joan Ann PLOWRIGHT

Biography

Gender Female
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1929-10-28
Education Scunthorpe GS, Laban Art of Movement Studio, Old Vic Theatre Sch
Publications N/A
Recreations reading, music, entertaining
Clubs N/A
Style Dame Joan Plowright, DBE
Career leading actress stage, film and television; memb Cncl RADA, vice-pres English Stage Co; Int Award 18th Annual Crystal Awards Women in Film USA 1994; DLitt Univ of Hull 2001; >ir< first stage appearance If Four Walls Told (Croydon Rep Theatre) 1948, with Bristol Old Vic and Old Vic Co South Africa Tour 1952, first London stage appearance in The Duenna (Westminster) 1954, Moby Dick (Duke of York's) 1955, with Nottingham Playhouse 1955-56, with English Stage Co (Royal Court) 1956, The Crucible, Don Juan, The Death of Satan, Cards of Identity, The Good Woman of Setzuan, The Country Wife (transferred to Adelphi 1957), The Chairs, The Making of Moo (Royal Court) 1957, The Entertainer (Palace) 1957, The Chairs, The Lesson (Phoenix NY) 1958, The Entertainer (Royale NY) 1958, The Chairs, The Lesson, Major Barbara (Royal Court) 1958, Hook Line and Sinker (Piccadilly) 1958, Roots (Royal Court and Duke of York's) 1959, Rhinoceros (Royal Court) 1960, A Taste of Honey (Lyceum NY) 1960 (Tony Award for Best Actress); leading actress with NT 1963-74; opening season 1963: St Joan, Uncle Vanya, Hobson's Choice; The Master Builder 1964, Much Ado About Nothing 1967 and 1968, Three Sisters 1967 and 1968, The Advertisement 1968, Love's Labour's Lost 1968, The Merchant of Venice 1979, A Woman Killed With Kindness 1971, The Rules of the Game 1971, Eden End 1974; Rosmersholm (Greenwich) 1973, Saturday, Sunday, Monday (Queen's) 1974-75, The Sea Gull (Lyric) 1975, The Bed Before Yesterday (Lyric) 1975 (Variety Club of GB Award 1977), Filumena (Lyric) 1977 (SWET Award 1978), Enjoy (Vaudeville) 1980, The Cherry Orchard (Haymarket) 1983, The House of Bernarda Alba (Globe) 1986; Chichester Festival: Uncle Vanya, The Chances 1962, St Joan (Evening Standard Award for Best Actress), Uncle Vanya 1963, The Doctor's Dilemma, The Taming of the Shrew 1972, Cavell 1982, The Way of the World 1984, If we are Women (Greenwich Theatre) 1995, Absolutely! (perhaps) (Wyndhams Theatre) 2003; directed: A Prayer for Wings 1985, Married Love 1988, Time and The Conways 1990/91; >ir< The Entertainer 1960, Equus, Britannia Hospital 1962, Three Sisters 1970, Wagner, Revolution 1985, Drowning by Numbers 1988, The Dressmaker 1988, I Love You to Death 1989, Avalon 1989, Denis, Last Action Hero 1992, Driving Miss Daisy 1992, A Place for Annie 1993, Widows Peak 1993, A Pin for the Butterfly 1993, On Promised Land 1994, Hotel Sorrento 1994, A Pyromaniacs Love Story 1994, The Scarlet Letter 1994, Jane Eyre 1995, Mr Wrong 1995, 101 Dalmatians 1996, The Assistant 1997, Dance With Me, Tea With Mussolini, Tom's Midnight Garden, Dinosaur (voice), Callas Forever, George and the Dragon, Bringing Down the House, I am David, Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont 2007-08, The Spiderwick Chronicles 2007; films for TV incl: The Merchant of Venice, Brimstone and Treacle, A Dedicated Man, House of Bernada Alba (1991), Stalin (Best Supporting TV actress Golden Globe 1993), Enchanted April (BBC Screen Two, Best Supporting Film Actress Golden Globe 1993, Best Supporting Film Actress Oscar Nomination 1993) 1992, Clothes in The Wardrobe 1992, Return of the Native 1994
Food and drink etiquette

Food and drink etiquette

Debrett's notebooks

Debrett's notebooks

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