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Renée Asherson

Actress
Female
Born May 19, 1915
Age 99
Hometown Kensington, London
Other Names Ascherson, Doroth...

Renée Asherson is an English actress of stage, film and television. Much of Asherson's theatrical career was spent in Shakespearean plays, appearing at such venues as the Old Vic, the Liverpool Playhouse and the Westminster Theatre. Her first stage appearance was on 17 October 1935, aged 20, and her first major film appearance was in the 1944 film The Way Ahead. Her most recent film appearance was in 2001's The Others, directed by Alejandro Amenábar.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1915 Birth Born on May 19, 1915.

TWENTIES

1935 20 Years Old 1 More Event
Much of Asherson's theatrical career was spent in Shakespearean plays, appearing at such venues as the Old Vic, the Liverpool Playhouse and the Westminster Theatre. Her first stage appearance was on 17 October 1935, aged 20, and her first major film appearance was in the 1944 film The Way Ahead.
1937 22 Years Old For eighteen months from 1937 through 1938, Asherson was a member of the Birmingham Repertory Theatre company.
1940 25 Years Old 1 More Event
She first appeared at the Old Vic theatre in May 1940 as Iris in The Tempest.
1941 26 Years Old Asherson appeared at the New Theatre as Blanche in July 1941 before resuming her tour with the Old Vic company.

THIRTIES

1945 30 Years Old Also, in 1945, Asherson played Iris in The Way to the Stars (starring John Mills).
1952 37 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1952, Asherson appeared in the British Academy Award-nominated film The Magic Box alongside Robert Donat, whom she would later marry. … Read More
1953 38 Years Old 1 More Event
She was married to fellow actor Robert Donat, with whom she had appeared in The Magic Box, from 1953 until his death in 1958. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

1978 63 Years Old In 1978, Asherson portrayed Mother Ancilla in the Quiet as a Nun series of Armchair Thriller.
1980 65 Years Old Asherson was interviewed in the series The British Greats in 1980.
1981 66 Years Old In 1981, Asherson played the role of Sylvia Ashburton in the first season of Tenko.
1985 70 Years Old In 1985 Miss Asherson played Dora Bunner in 'A Murder is Announced', the third of the BBC television 'Miss Marple' stories, starring Joan Hickson.
1997 82 Years Old In 1997, she played Emily Simpson in 'The Killings at Badger's Drift', the first episode in the long running Midsomer Murders series.
1999 84 Years Old Asherson made an appearance in the 1999 award-winning Grey Owl.
2001 86 Years Old 1 More Event
Her most recent film appearance was in 2001's The Others, directed by Alejandro Amenábar. … Read More
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