Claire Bloom

Born Feb 15, 1931

Claire Bloom is an English film and stage actress.

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Claire Bloom.


1931 Birth Born on February 15, 1931.


1946 15 Years Old After training at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and the Central School of Speech and Drama, Bloom made her debut on BBC radio programmes. She made her stage debut in 1946, when she was 15, with the Oxford Repertory Theatre.
1947 16 Years Old Her London stage debut was in 1947 in the hit Christopher Fry play The Lady's Not For Burning, which also featured the young Richard Burton, starred John Gielgud and Pamela Brown and which, subsequently, was produced, with the aforementioned four, on Broadway in New York. … Read More
1948 17 Years Old Bloom's first film role was in 1948, for the film The Blind Goddess. … Read More


1952 21 Years Old She was chosen by Charlie Chaplin in 1952 to appear in his film Limelight, which catapulted Bloom to stardom, and remains one of her most memorable roles. … Read More
1959 28 Years Old Bloom has married three times. Her first marriage, in 1959, was to actor Rod Steiger, whom she had met when they both performed in the play Rashomon. … Read More


1969 38 Years Old Steiger and Bloom divorced in 1969. In that same year, Bloom married producer Hillard Elkins. The marriage lasted three years and the couple divorced in 1972.


1990 59 Years Old Bloom's third marriage on 29 April 1990, was to writer Philip Roth, her longtime companion. The couple divorced in 1995. … Read More


1991 - 2003 4 More Events
2006 75 Years Old In January 2006, she appeared on the London stage in Arthur Allan Seidelman's production of Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks by Richard Alfieri, a two-hander in which she co-starred with Billy Zane.
2007 76 Years Old In October 2007, she appeared opposite Peter Bowles in Love Letters at the Théâtre Princesse Grace, Monte Carlo, directed by Marc Sinden, as part of his British Theatre Season, Monaco.
2008 77 Years Old In 2008, she guest starred in New Tricks as actress Helen Brownlow. … Read More
2009 78 Years Old In December 2009, she appeared in the BBC's Doctor Who alongside David Tennant in his final story as the Tenth Doctor, as a Time Lord credited only as "The Woman." … Read More
2010 79 Years Old In 2010, she guest starred as Jill Peters in The Bill in the episode "Taking a Stand".
2011 80 Years Old In 2011 she played Queen Mary in The King's Speech.
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