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Encyclopedia > Rachel Roberts (British actress)
Rachel Roberts in a scene from Picnic at Hanging Rock

Rachel Roberts (September 20, 1927November 26, 1980, Llanelli) was a Welsh actress. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Picnic at Hanging Rock is a 1975 Australian film adaptation of the novel of the same name. ... September 20 is the 263rd day of the year (264th in leap years). ... 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar). ... November 26 is the 330th day (331st in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... Parish Church of St. ... This article is about the country. ...


An actress of fervour and passion, Rachel Roberts gave forthright performances in two key films of the 1960s. After a Baptist upbringing (which she rebelled against), followed by the University of Wales and RADA, she was on stage from 1951. She made her film debut in the Welsh-set comedy Valley of Song (1953; directed by Gilbert Gunn), but was too direct and intense to fit comfortably into leading roles in 1950s British films. Baptist is a term describing a tradition within Christianity and may also refer to individuals belonging to a Baptist church or a Baptist denomination. ... The University of Wales (Prifysgol Cymru in Welsh) is a federal university founded in 1893. ... 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. ...


However, these qualities led to her breakthrough BAFTA-winning portrayal of Brenda in Karel Reisz's Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960). Lindsay Anderson saw that she would be perfect as the suffering Mrs Hammond in This Sporting Life (1963, another BAFTA and an Oscar nomination). The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), is a British organization that hosts annual awards shows for film, television, childrens film and television, and interactive media. ... Karel Reisz (born 1926, Ostrava, Czechoslovakia, died London, United Kingdom, 2002) was a Jewish refugee who became one of the most important film-makers in post war Britain. ... Saturday Night and Sunday Morning is a British novel by Alan Sillitoe (his second, in 1958), a film starring Albert Finney, directed by Karel Reisz, adapted from the novel by its author, and later, in 1964, a success as a stage play, adapted by David Brett for the Nottingham Playhouse... Lindsay Anderson (April 17, 1923 - August 30, 1994), English film and documentary director. ... This Sporting Life is also a radio program in Australia. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ...


In theatre, she played at the Royal Court and was the life-enhancing tart Maggie May in Lionel Bart's musical (1964). In films she continued to play women with lusty appetites (as in Lindsay Anderson's O Lucky Man! (1973), although the haunting Australian-made Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975, directed by Peter Weir) provided her with a different kind of role. Maggie May is a song written by Rod Stewart and musician Martin Quittenton and recorded by Stewart with his band The Faces in 1971. ... Lionel Bart (1930-1999) was a British composer of songs musicals, best known for Oliver! Bart was born Lionel Begleiter in London to Galician Jews, and grew up in Stepney. ... O Lucky Man! (1973) is a surreal British film directed by Lindsay Anderson. ... Picnic at Hanging Rock is the title of a 1967 novel by Australian author Joan Lindsay, and the 1975 film adaptation directed by Peter Weir. ... Peter Lindsay Weir (born August 21, 1944) is an Australian film director. ...


In 1979 Roberts co-starred with Jill Bennett in the London Weekend Television production of Alan Bennett's The Old Crowd, directed by Lindsay Anderson. Jill Bennett (December 24, 1931 - October 4, 1990) was a British actress best known as the fourth wife of playwright John Osborne. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Published by Faber/Profile Books in 2005 Alan Bennett (born May 9, 1934) is an English author and actor noted for his work, his boyish appearance and his sonorous Yorkshire accent. ...


She appeared in supporting roles in several U.S. films after relocating to Los Angeles in the early 1970s, her final British film being Yanks (1979, directed by John Schlesinger), for which she received a Supporting Actress BAFTA. Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... Yanks is a 1979 John Schlesinger film, set in World War II in the village of Dobcross, Oldham, England. ... John Richard Schlesinger (February 16, 1926–July 25, 2003) was a British film director. ...


She married firstly Alan Dobie (1955–1961), then Rex Harrison (1962–1971). Sir Reginald Carey Rex Harrison (b. ...


Impulsive, insecure, with self-destructive tendencies, she died from an overdose of barbiturates. Barbiturates are drugs that act as central nervous system depressants, and by virtue of this they produce a wide spectrum of effects, from mild sedation to anesthesia. ...


Film appearances

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