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Geraldine McEwan as Miss Marple
Geraldine McEwan as Miss Marple

Geraldine McEwan (born Geraldine McKeown on May 9, 1932, in Old Windsor, Berkshire, England), is a British actress (of Irish extraction) with a diverse and successful history in film, theatre and television spanning 55 years. Image File history File links Geraldine_McEwan. ... Image File history File links Geraldine_McEwan. ... May 9 is the 129th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (130th in leap years). ... 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will take you to a full 1932 calendar). ... Map sources for Old Windsor at grid reference: SU 983 744 Old Windsor is a village in Berkshire, south of the large town of Windsor, Berkshire and near to the villages of Englefield Green and Datchet. ... Berkshire (IPA: or  ; sometimes abbreviated to Berks) is a county in England and forms part of the South East England region. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2005 est. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

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Life and work

McEwan's extensive theatrical career began at 14 as assistant stage manager at the Theatre Royal, Windsor, and a part in the Ruth Gordon bio play Years Ago opposite guest player John Clark. Her career blossomed, and is marked along the way with memorable performances in such award-winning productions as The Rivals, The Way of the World, and The Chairs. The Theatre Royal, Windsor is located in the town of Windsor, Berkshire, England, close to Windsor Castle. ... Ruth Gordon (October 30, 1896 – August 28, 1985) was an American actress and screenwriter who was perhaps best known for her role as the oversolicitous neighbor in Roman Polanskis adaptation of Ira Levins novel Rosemarys Baby, for which she won the 1968 Academy Award for Best Supporting... The name John Clark may refer to: John Clark (1761-1821), American farmer and Governor of Delaware. ... The Rivals, a play by Richard Brinsley Sheridan, is a comedy of manners in five acts. ... Oxford Playhouse production of The Way of the World; 13 to 17 April, 2004 The Way of the World is a play written by British playwright William Congreve. ...


Her numerous television credits include the highly acclaimed The Barchester Chronicles with Alan Rickman, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, Mulberry, and the immensely popular Mapp and Lucia. In 2002, she starred in Peter Mullan's The Magdalene Sisters, giving an unforgettable performance as Sister Bridget. The Barchester Chronicles on the cover of Radio Times magazine. ... Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman (born February 21, 1946) is an English stage and screen actor. ... The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie is a novel by Muriel Spark, appearing first in The New Yorker and later published by J. B. Lippincott in 1962. ... Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit is a novel by Jeanette Winterson published in 1985, subsequently made into a BBC television serial starring Charlotte Coleman. ... Mulberry was a fantasy situation comedy airing on BBC One in the early 1990s. ... Cover of the DVD of the TV series Mapp and Lucia is a collective name for a series of novels by E. F. Benson, and is also the name of a television series based on those novels. ... Peter Mullan (born in 1959 in Peterhead, Scotland) is a Scottish actor who has been appearing in films since 1990. ... The Magdalene Sisters is a 2002 film about women sent to Magdalen Asylums, otherwise known as the Magdalen Laundries, because of they were deemed to have done some sexual wrong. ... Sister Bridget, Mother Superior is a main character in the 2002 film, The Magdalene Sisters, written and directed by Peter Mullan about teenage girls who were sent to Magdalene Asylums; homes for women who were labeled as fallen by their families or society. ...


In 2004, McEwan was selected by Granada Television as the new face of Miss Marple, the Agatha Christie sleuth. An impressive critical response and high ratings worldwide for the four episodes transmitted in the UK, Canada and the US, secured the series a second season, with another a third season currently in production. In 2005, she provided the voice Miss Thripp in the film Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Joan Hickson as Miss Marple Jane Marple, usually known as Miss Marple, is a fictional character appearing in 12 Agatha Christie crime novels. ... Agatha Mary Clarissa, Lady Mallowan, DBE (15 September 1890 – 12 January 1976), also known as Dame Agatha Christie, was an English crime fiction writer. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from...


McEwan was married to the former Principal of RADA, Hugh Cruttwell, who died in 2002. Rada is the term for council or assembly borrowed by Polish from Middle High German Rat (council) and later passed into Czech, Ukrainian, and Belarusian languages. ...


Awards

1983: London Evening Standard Award for Best Actress, for The Rivals The Evening Standard Awards are presented annually for oustanding achievements in London Theatre. ... The Rivals, a play by Richard Brinsley Sheridan, is a comedy of manners in five acts. ...


Selected filmography

Name Year Roles Other titles
The Dance of Death 1969 Alice
No Kidding 1960 Catherine Robinson Beware of Children (U.S.)
There Was a Young Lady 1953 Irene
The Bawdy Adventures of Tom Jones 1976 Lady Bellaston
Escape from the Dark 1976 Miss Coutt The Littlest Horse Thieves (U.S.)
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie 1978 Jean Brodie
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves 1991 Mortianna
The Magdalene Sisters 2002 Sister Bridget
Vanity Fair 2004 Lady Southdown
Carrie's War 2004 Mrs. Gotobed

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Geraldine McEwan is one of England's most talented and versatile actresses.
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Geraldine McEwan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (264 words)
Geraldine McEwan (born Geraldine McKeown on May 9, 1932, in Old Windsor, Berkshire, England) is a British actress (of Scottish extraction) with a diverse and successful history in film, theatre and television, spanning 55 years.
In 2004, McEwan was selected by Granada Television as the new face of Miss Marple, the Agatha Christie sleuth.
She allegedly declined an OBE in 1986, and allegedly declined the honour of DBE in 2002.
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