Dorothy Tutin

Born Apr 8, 1930

Dame Dorothy Tutin DBE was an English actress of stage, film and television. An obituary in the Daily Telegraph described her as "one of the most enchanting, accomplished and intelligent leading ladies on the post-war British stage.

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1930 Birth Dorothy Tutin was born in London on 8 April 1930, the daughter of John Tutin and his wife Adie Evelyn (Fryers), a couple who married the following year.
1931 1 Year Old Her year of birth was sometimes given as 1931, said to disguise the circumstances of her birth, but certainly not by herself. … Read More


1949 19 Years Old Dorothy Tutin made her first stage appearance at the Boltons on 6 September 1949, playing Princess Margaret of England in William Douglas-Home's play The Thistle and the Rose.


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She joined the Bristol Old Vic Company in January 1950, appearing as Phebe in As You Like It, Anni in Denis Cannan's Captain Carvallo and Belinda in John Vanbrugh's The Provok'd Wife.
1951 21 Years Old At the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith in September 1951 she played Martina in Christopher Fry's Thor With Angels, followed in January 1952 by Hero in John Gielgud's triumphant production of Much Ado About Nothing at the Phoenix Theatre. … Read More
1952 22 Years Old Dorothy Tutin's unusual looks, as well as her acting ability, led to early success. She won the role of Cecily in Anthony Asquith's 1952 film version of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest (BAFTA nomination for Most Promising Newcomer). … Read More
1958 28 Years Old Her next major film role was as Lucie in the 1958 film A Tale of Two Cities, opposite Dirk Bogarde.


1963 33 Years Old …  Having made her Broadway debut in the 1963 production of The Hollow Crown, she received a Tony Award nomination for her role in the 1968 original Broadway production of Portrait of a Queen. … Read More
1969 39 Years Old She continued to divide her appearances between stage, TV and film, appearing in the title role of a television production of Jean Anouilh's Antigone in 1969 and in the 1970 film Cromwell as Queen Henrietta Maria, before playing another Queen in 1970 – Anne Boleyn in the BBC's series The Six Wives of Henry VIII, which starred Keith Michell in the title role.


1972 42 Years Old She also played Margot Asquith, the wife of Prime Minister Herbert Asquith, in the dramatic series Number 10. (The Asquiths' son Anthony directed Dorothy Tutin in her film debut.) She appeared in the Ken Russell film Savage Messiah in 1972. … Read More


2001 71 Years Old She married the actor Derek Waring, and they had two children, Nicholas and Amanda, both of whom also became actors. Dorothy Tutin and Derek Waring remained married until her death in 2001 at the age of 71 from leukaemia. … Read More
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