Joan Plowright
Actress
Joan Plowright
Joan Ann Plowright, Baroness Olivier DBE, is an English actress whose career has spanned over 60 years. She has won two Golden Globe Awards and a Tony Award and has been nominated for an Academy Award, an Emmy and two BAFTA Awards. She is also one of only four actresses to have won two Golden Globes in the same year.
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David Hare: how I learned to love adaptation
Guardian (UK) - about 1 year
Ibsen wanted his plays to be continually updated after his death. As his new version of The Master Builder opens, Hare reflects on the pain and pleasure of adaptation – and what he learned piecing Chekhov together in his garage Soon after becoming a playwright, I resolved to have nothing to do with adaptation. There were two reasons. First, I wasn’t any good at it. My early version of Pirandello’s The Rules of the Game, written when I was 23, and performed by Paul Scofield and Joan Plowright for the National Theatre, decisively proved that I knew nothing about Pirandello and still less about adaptation: it was inept. But I had also gone into it with a puritanical belief that dramatists should write their own plays, not hitch a free ride by adapting other people’s. Nothing in the world was harder than telling a new story. Reconfiguring old ones was going to be far less important work. Ibsen didn’t seem to mind that audiences might talk as much about his peculiar psyche as they do abou ...
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El regreso de Maggie Smith - La Vanguardia
Google News - over 5 years
Integrante de una generación dorada de estrellas británicas de la que también forman parte Joan Plowright, Judi Dench, Vanesa Redgrave y Eilen Aitkens, Maggie Smith es apodada 'la reina ácida' por la prensa inglesa, que admira sus virtudes
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Roger Butlin - Telegraph.co.uk
Google News - over 5 years
During this period he designed the set for The Three Sisters, whose cast included Mia Farrow, Joan Plowright and Joy Parker. His design for the 1969 production of Martin Luther King is currently on display at the Victoria and Albert Museum
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BOOK REVIEW: 'Good Stuff' - Washington Times
Google News - over 5 years
The 1960s saw other established male movie stars marrying much younger up-and-coming actresses - Laurence Olivier and Joan Plowright, Rex Harrison and Rachel Roberts, Frank Sinatra and Mia Farrow etc. - but the Grant-Cannon union was one of opposites
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The Syndicate, Minerva Theatre, Chichester - The Independent
Google News - over 5 years
It is like Alan Ayckbourn with layers of political corruption and strips of lasagne, and it is written by the great Eduardo De Filippo, whose work is best known here for performances by Laurence Olivier, Joan Plowright, Ralph Richardson and Judi Dench
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Who is Eduardo de Filippo? - The Arts Desk
Google News - over 5 years
Zeffirelli directed Saturday, Sunday, Monday, from which Old Vic audiences could famously smell the aroma of Joan Plowright's ragù, then Filumena Marturano in the Seventies, Ralph Richardson took his last role in Inner Voices in 1982, and Richard Eyre
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Armando Orsini, 88; Ran a Fashionable '60s Haunt
NYTimes - over 5 years
Armando Orsini, a New York restaurant owner whose good looks and Continental courtliness defined the atmosphere of dolce vita that made Orsini's, on West 56th Street, a favorite hangout in the 1960s of movie stars, society people and diners willing to pay dearly to sit near them in velvety darkness, died on July 13 in Asheville, N.C. He was 88. The
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Nuria Espert, IV Premio Fernando Lázaro Carreter de la Fundación Germán ... - Europa Press
Google News - over 5 years
En teatro ha dirigido a actores de la talla de Glenda Jackson, Joan Plowright (La casa de Bernarda Alba) en Londres; Irene Papas (Medea) en Barcelona o Tamasaburo Bando (Contradanza) en Tokyo. Ha sido galardonada con más de ciento setenta premios de
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What Rolando Tinio told me - Inquirer.net
Google News - over 5 years
Look at Olivier and his wife Joan Plowright of the National Theatre of Britain; Jean-Louis Barrault and Madeleine Renaud of the Comedie Française. Or Bergman and Liv Ullmann. Stanislavsky and Chekhov's wife Olga Knipper of the Moscow Art Theater
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Hernando County events, week of July 11 - Tampabay.com
Google News - over 5 years
The film stars Joan Plowright, Maggie Smith and Judi Dench as colorful British expatriates, as well as Lily Tomlin as an American archaeologist and Cher as a wealthy, Jewish-American art dealer. The 1999 movie is rated PG. Light refreshments will be
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The Kiss Of Luck For Terrence Mann - Hartford Courant
Google News - over 5 years
A revival of "Filumena" was playing there, starring Joan Plowright. Carlo, a friendly stage door manager, led him inside. "Carlo said, 'Hey, Larry, come look. There's a young man here who is about to do his first Broadway show
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Actress Margaret Tyzack dies - Variety
Google News - over 5 years
Tyzack drew a 1982 Olivier Award for her role as Martha in a revival of "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?," having replaced the ailing Joan Plowright, and a Tony in 1991 for the Peter Shaffer play "Lettice and Lovage," in which she appeared opposite
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Blestemele Oscarurilor: 10 actori care au esuat dupa ce au atins gloria - Observator de Constanta
Google News - over 5 years
A castigat premiul pentru rol secundar, chiar daca a fost nominalizata alaturi de Vanessa Redgrave si Joan Plowright. Apoi a aparut in filme care au intarit ideea ca Oscarul ei a fost o intamplare. In 2001 a fost nominalizata din nou la Oscar (In The
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Noaptea Muzeelor, Noaptea Galeriilor, Noaptea de Sânziene - Cotidianul
Google News - over 5 years
Un final special asigură proiecţia coproducţiei Italia-Marea Britanie, din 1999, "La ceai cu Mussolini", cu Joan Plowright, Cher şi Massimo Ghini, în regia lui Franco Zeffirelli. Între ele, desigur, câteva mostre de bucătărie italiană
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BAZ BAMIGBOYE: Hustling to be a national hero - Daily Mail
Google News - over 5 years
Albert Finney, Anthony Hopkins, Geraldine McEwan, Joan Plowright and Maggie Smith were among the thespians who trod the boards for the fledgling theatre troupe. Othello was last staged at the National in 1998, with an acclaimed production directed by
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Hey, Watch It! Win tickets to see "Importance of Being Earnest" at Sundance - Capital Times (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
The hook for this production is that the popular role of the imperious Lady Bracknell, played by Judi Dench and Joan Plowright, will be played by a man, baby. Actor Brian Bedford, who also directs the production, dresses in drag for a performance that
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Winslet doubles the pleasure - Hollywood Reporter
Google News - over 5 years
... but then, Harvey wasn't involved in one of them. it has happened twice before, though; as Tom O'Neill points out in the press room, Joan Plowright and Helen Mirren only two other actresses to win two in same year, though each won one for television
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Celeb regulars in fight to save The Engineer - customers fear takeover will ... - Camden New Journal newspapers website
Google News - over 5 years
Ms Olivier, the actress daughter of Oscar-winner Lord Olivier and Joan Plowright, and painter Ms Osbourne, who had no previous experience in the industry, said they have become victims of their own success. They are set to lose the Gloucester Avenue
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Joan Plowright
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2014
    Age 84
    In 2014, she officially announced her retirement from acting, citing her declining eyesight due to macular degeneration. Plowright was first married to Roger Gage, an actor, in September 1953.
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  • 1994
    Age 64
    In 1994, she was awarded the Women in Film Crystal Award.
    More Details Hide Details In 2003, Plowright performed in the stage production Absolutely! (Perhaps) in London. She was appointed honorary president of the English Stage Company in March 2009, succeeding John Mortimer, who died in January 2009. She was previously vice-president of the company. Plowright was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 1970 Queen's New Year Honours and was promoted to Dame Commander (DBE) in the 2004 Queen's New Year Honours.
  • 1992
    Age 62
    Among her television roles, she won another Golden Globe Award and earned an Emmy Award nomination for the HBO film Stalin in 1992 as the Soviet dictator's mother-in-law.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1963
    Age 33
    Through her marriage to Laurence Olivier, she became closely associated with his work at the National Theatre from 1963 onwards.
    More Details Hide Details From the 1980s she began to appear more regularly in films, including Enchanted April (1992), for which she won a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award nomination, Dennis the Menace (1993), a cameo in Last Action Hero (also 1993), and Tea With Mussolini (1999). She was also Nanny in 101 Dalmatians (1996).
  • 1961
    Age 31
    She divorced him and, in 1961, married Laurence Olivier after the ending of his 20-year marriage with the actress Vivien Leigh. The couple had three children, Richard Kerr, Tamsin Agnes Margaret and Julie-Kate. Both daughters are actresses. The couple remained married until Lord Olivier's death in 1989.
    More Details Hide Details Joan Plowright's brother, David Plowright, CBE (1930–2006), was an executive at Granada Television. The Plowright Theatre in Scunthorpe (some nine miles from her home town of Brigg) is named in Plowright's honour. Upon her marriage to Sir Laurence Olivier, her formal title became "Lady Olivier"; however, she never used it in her professional career. Her husband was made a life peer in 1970 and so she became Baroness Olivier. Over the years Joan Plowright has had many titles as a result of honours awarded, and the appointment of her husband as a peer in 1970. As of 2004 her full and official title, as the widow of a peer and Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire, is:
    In 1961, she received a Tony Award for her role in A Taste of Honey on Broadway.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1957
    Age 27
    In 1957, she co-starred with 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.
    More Details Hide Details She continued to appear on stage and in films such as The Entertainer (1960).
  • 1956
    Age 26
    In 1956 she joined the English Stage Company at the Royal Court Theatre and was cast as Margery Pinchwife in The Country Wife.
    More Details Hide Details She appeared with George Devine in the Eugène Ionesco play, The Chairs, Shaw's Major Barbara and Saint Joan.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1948
    Age 18
    Plowright made her stage debut at Croydon in 1948 and her London debut in 1954.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1929
    Born
    Born on October 28, 1929.
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