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Renée Asherson

Actress
Female
Born May 19, 1915

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
Her first stage appearance was on 17 October 1935, aged 20, and her first major film appearance was in The Way Ahead (1944). … Read More
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.
1942 27 Years Old In 1942, Asherson continued her work in Shakespearean plays at three theatres: the New Theatre, the Liverpool Playhouse and the Westminster Theatre. … Read More

THIRTIES

1945 30 Years Old Asherson appeared at other venues. It was at the Westminster Theatre that she gained especially good notices for her appearance in Walter Greenwood's The Cure for Love in 1945 with Robert Donat. … Read More
1947 32 Years Old At the Aldwych Theatre, she played Beatrice to Donat's Benedict in Much Ado About Nothing in 1947 and Stella in the first London production of A Streetcar Named Desire in 1949. … Read More
1953 38 Years Old …  From 1953 through 1956, she appeared in five episodes of Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Presents.

FIFTIES

1969 54 Years Old In 1969, she played the role of a witch in an episode of Strange Report.

LATE ADULTHOOD

1978 - 1985 3 More Events
1989 74 Years Old In 1989, she played Mrs Bartholomew in the BBC children's series, Tom's Midnight Garden, from the novel for children by Philippa Pearce.
1996 81 Years Old In 1996, she played Emily Simpson in 'The Killings at Badger's Drift', the pilot episode (approximately 20 minutes longer than the other episodes) in the long-running Midsomer Murders series; the original airdate of the pilot is 1997. Asherson was married to fellow actor Robert Donat from 1953 until his death in 1958. … Read More
2014 100 Years Old She never remarried. She died on 30 October 2014, aged 99. … Read More
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