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Encyclopedia > Joan Plowright
Joan Plowright

Plowright in Tea With Mussolini (1999)
Birth name Joan Ann Plowright
Born October 28, 1929 (age 77)
Brigg, Parts of Lindsey, Lincolnshire, England
Spouse(s) Roger Gage (div 1961)
Laurence Olivier (1961-1989)

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Biography

Early life

Plowright was born in Brigg, Lincolnshire to Daisy Margaret Burton and William Ernest Plowright, a journalist and newspaper editor.[1] She attended Scunthorpe Grammar School and trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. The Coopers Hall (right) became the theatre foyer in the 1970s. ...


Career

Long known as a superb theatre actress, Plowright made her stage debut in 1951 and her London debut in 1954. In 1956 she joined the English Stage Company at the Royal Court and won the role of Margery Pinchwife in The Country Wife. She appeared with George Devine in the Eugène Ionesco paly, Les Chaises, Major Barbara, Saint Joan, and in 1957 she co-starred with future husband Sir Laurence Olivier in the original London production of John Osborne's The Entertainer, taking over the role of Jean Rice from Dorothy Tutin when the play transferred from the Royal Court to the Palace Theatre. The Royal Court Theatre is a not-for-profit theatre in Sloane Square, in the Chelsea area of London. ... Royal court (as distinguished from a court of law) may refer to a number of institutions: A noble court - the household or entourage of a monarch or other ruler The Royal Court of Jersey - the main court of justice of Jersey The Royal Court of Guernsey - the main court of... William Wycherley in 1675. ... George Alexander Cassady Devine CBE (November 20, 1910 - January 20, 1966) was an extremely influential theatrical manager, director, teacher and actor in London from the late 1940s until his death. ... Eugène Ionesco Eugène Ionesco, born Eugen Ionescu, (November 26, 1909 – March 29, 1994) was a French-Romanian playwright and dramatist, one of the foremost playwrights of the Theatre of the Absurd. ... Les Chaises (English The Chairs) is an absurdist tragic farce by Eugene Ionesco. ... Major Barbara is a 1905 three act play by George Bernard Shaw that was first produced at the Royal Court Theatre in London. ... Saint Joan is a 1923 play by G. Bernard Shaw that he wrote shortly after the Roman Catholic Church canonized Joan of Arc. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier, OM (22 May 1907 – 11 July 1989) was an Academy Award, Golden Globe, BAFTA and four-time Emmy winning English actor, director, and producer. ... John James Osborne (December 12, 1929 – December 24, 1994) was an English playwright, screenwriter, and critic of the Establishment. ... The Entertainer was a 1960 film which told the story of a failing stage performer who tried to keep his career going even as his personal life fell apart. ... Dame Dorothy Tutin Order of the British Empire|DBE (8 April 1930–6 August 2001), was a highly-regarded English actress of stage, film, and television. ... Notable theatres called the Palace Theatre include: Palace Theatre, London Palace Theatre, Westcliff-on-Sea, EssexA real play house with Edwardian splendour. ...


Plowright continued to appear on stage and in films such as The Entertainer (1960) and The Three Sisters (1970). In 1961 she received a Tony Award for her role in A Taste of Honey on Broadway. After a brief hiatus to devote time to her family she has returned to the screen and can be seen in films such as Dennis the Menace, Enchanted April and Tea With Mussolini. She was also notable for her major role's in 101 Dalmatians and Balto. The Entertainer was a 1960 film which told the story of a failing stage performer who tried to keep his career going even as his personal life fell apart. ... Three Sisters is a 1970 film starring Laurence Olivier and Joan Plowright, based on a play by Anton Chekhov. ... Year 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... What is popularly called the Tony Award (formally, the Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre) is an annual award celebrating achievements in live American theater, including musical theater, primarily honoring productions on Broadway in New York. ... This article is about the play and the film based on it, for other meanings see A Taste of Honey (disambiguation). ... Broadway theatre[1] is the most prestigious form of professional theatre in the U.S., as well as the most well known to the general public and most lucrative for the performers, technicians and others involved in putting on the shows. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Enchanted April is a film based on the 1922 novel The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim. ... Tea with Mussolini (1999) is a semi-autobiographical film directed by Franco Zeffirelli, telling the story of young Italian boy Lucas upbringing by a kind British woman and her circle of friends. ... This article is about the 1996 film. ... Statue of Balto in Central Park (New York City) Balto (c. ...


In 2003 Plowright performed in the stage production Absolutely! in London.


Personal life

Plowright was first married to Roger Gage. She divorced him, and, in 1961 married Laurence Olivier. Together the couple had three children, Richard Kerr, Tamsin Agnes Margaret and Julie-Kate. Both daughters are actresses.[2] The couple were married until his death from cancer in 1989. Her brother, David Plowright, once an executive at Granada Television, was awarded a knighthood in the 2004 New Year's Honours together with Dame Joan. Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier, OM (22 May 1907 – 11 July 1989) was an Academy Award, Golden Globe, BAFTA and four-time Emmy winning English actor, director, and producer. ... Cancer is a class of diseases or disorders characterized by uncontrolled division of cells and the ability of these to spread, either by direct growth into adjacent tissue through invasion, or by implantation into distant sites by metastasis (where cancer cells are transported through the bloodstream or lymphatic system). ... David Ernest Plowright, CBE (11 December 1930–24 August 2006) was a British television executive and producer. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A statue of an armoured knight of the Middle Ages For the chess piece, see knight (chess). ...


The Plowright Theatre in Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, is named in her honour. Upon her marriage to Sir Laurence Olivier, her formal title became "Lady Olivier", however, it is not used in her professional career. For other uses, see Scunthorpe (disambiguation). ...


Filmography

Moby Dick is a 1956 adaptation of Herman Melvilles novel Moby-Dick. ... The Entertainer was a 1960 film which told the story of a failing stage performer who tried to keep his career going even as his personal life fell apart. ... Three Sisters is a 1970 film starring Laurence Olivier and Joan Plowright, based on a play by Anton Chekhov. ... Cover of 1993 Longman edition of Equus. ... Britannia Hospital is a cult film by British director Lindsay Anderson, released in 1982. ... Brimstone and Treacle is a 1970s play by Dennis Potter about a middle-aged middle-class couple living in a North London suburb who are unfortunate enough to have their beautiful undergraduate daughters life reduced to a severely handicapped existence by a hit-and-run driver. ... Drowning by Numbers is a 1988 motion picture directed by Peter Greenaway. ... DVD case cover for I Love You to Death I Love You to Death is a 1990 crime/comedy film, directed by Lawrence Kasdan. ... Avalon (1990) is a film directed by Barry Levinson. ... Enchanted April is a film based on the 1922 novel The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The Scarlet Letter is the 1995 film version of the classic Nathaniel Hawthorne novel, The Scarlet Letter. ... Surviving Picasso is a 1996 film starring Anthony Hopkins as the famous painter Picasso. ... Charlotte Brontës novel Jane Eyre (1847) has been the subject of numerous television and film adaptations. ... This article is about the 1996 film. ... Statue of Balto in Central Park (New York City) Balto (c. ... Tea with Mussolini (1999) is a semi-autobiographical film directed by Franco Zeffirelli, telling the story of young Italian boy Lucas upbringing by a kind British woman and her circle of friends. ... Dinosaur is a feature film produced by Walt Disney Pictures, and released to movie theatres in 2000. ... The timeless classic, The Secret Garden, continues in this inspiring sequel, as a young American girl comes to live at Misselthwaite Manor, now a home for war orphans. ... Bringing Down the House Bringing Down the House: An American comedy movie starring Steve Martin and Queen Latifah. ... I am David is a book written by Anne Holm in 1963. ... Curious George is a traditionally-animated film version of the childrens stories by H.A. and Margret Rey. ... Spoiler warning: All but abandoned by her family in a London retirement hotel, Mrs. ...

References

  1. ^ Joan Plowright Biography. Yahoo! Movies. Retrieved on 2007-06-29.
  2. ^ Joan Plowright Biography (1929-). Film Reference. Retrieved on 2007-06-29.

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