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Encyclopedia > Gemma Craven

Gemma Craven (born 1 June 1950 in Dublin, Ireland), is an Irish actress. is the 152nd day of the year (153rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Dublin (disambiguation). ...


Her family moved away from Dublin when she was 10 years old, and she attended the same school as Helen Mirren, St Bernard's Convent High School for Girls in Westcliff-on-Sea in Essex.[1] Westcliff-on-Sea is a town in southeast Essex, England, within the administrative boundaries of the Borough of Southend-on-Sea. ... For other meanings of Essex, see Essex (disambiguation). ...

She appeared as "Cinderella" in the film "The Slipper and the Rose". In London's West End, she starred opposite Tom Conti in the musical They're Playing Our Song. The Slipper and the Rose (1976) (143 min) is a British musical film retelling the classic fairy tale of Cinderella. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Tom Conti (born November 22, 1941) is a Scottish actor. ... Original cast recording Theyre Playing Our Song was an original Broadway musical comedy with a book by Neil Simon, music by Marvin Hamlisch, and lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager. ...

She also appeared on television, including making guest appearances on Robin of Sherwood, The Bill, The Morecambe and Wise Show and Father Ted (episode "And God Created Woman"). She also appeared alongside Bob Hoskins in the acclaimed TV version of Dennis Potter's Pennies From Heaven. Robin of Sherwood, retitled Robin Hood in the US, was an acclaimed 1980s British television series, based on the legend of Robin Hood. ... This article is about the British TV series. ... Morecambe and Wise were a famous British comic double act comprising Eric Morecambe OBE and Ernie Wise OBE. The act lasted four decades until Morecambes death in 1984. ... Father Ted was a popular 1990s television situation comedy set around the lives of three priests on the extremely remote (and completely fictional) Craggy Island off the west coast of Ireland. ... And God Created Woman is the 5th episode of Channel 4 sitcom Father Ted. ... Robert William Bob Hoskins Jr. ... Liber Amoris Dennis Christopher George Potter (17 May 1935—7 June 1994) was a controversial British dramatist who is best known for several widely acclaimed television dramas which mixed fantasy and reality, the personal and the social. ... The opening title sequence to the first episode of Pennies from Heaven. ...

On radio, she plays the part of Helen in the BBC Radio 4 comedy Clare in the Community old Radio 4 logo BBC Radio 4 is a UK domestic radio station which broadcasts a wide variety of spoken-word programmes including news, drama, comedy, science and history. ... Clare in the Community is a British comic strip in The Guardian newspaper, written by Harry Venning. ...

She currently appears on Irish television in the popular medical drama series The Clinic which runs weekly on RTÉ One. A medical drama is a television drama in which events center upon a hospital, an ambulance staff, or any medical environment. ... RTÉ One (Irish: RTÉ a hAon) is the Republic of Irelands oldest and most popular television channel, operated by Irish state broadcaster Radio Telefís Éireann. ...

External links

  1. ^ Biography on the IMDB

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Gemma's first film role was as Cinderella in Brian Forbes' film The Slipper and the Rose which was chosen as the Royal Film Performance and brought her two major film awards: The Variety Club's Film Actress of the Year and the Evening News Film Awards' Most Promising New Actress.
Gemma played leading roles in The Confederacy and A Month in the Country amongst other plays during two seasons at Chichester, as well as the part of Polly in Brecht's The Threepenny Opera at the Bristol Old Vic.
Gemma has made regular appearances on the concert platform, with The City of London Orchestra at The Barbican, with The London Symphony Orchestra as the soloist in the popular Filmharmonic concert at the Royal Albert Hall and with the BBC Concert Orchestra on several major radio concerts.
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