Phoebe Nicholls

English actress Phoebe Nicholls

Phoebe Nicholls is an English film, television and stage actress. She is known for her roles as Cordelia Flyte in Brideshead Revisited and as the mother of John Merrick in The Elephant Man.
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Sienna Miller & Tom Sturridge Step Out After Tony Awards
Just Jared - over 4 years
Sienna Miller and her fiance Tom Sturridge step out for the sunny afternoon on Tuesday (June 11) in New York City. The 31-year-old actress and 27-year-old actor were joined by their 11-month-old baby girl Marlowe and his mother Phoebe Nicholls. Over the weekend, Tom, Sienna, and Phoebe stepped out at the 2013 Tony Awards, where he was nominated for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play for his work in the show Orphans, but lost out to Tracy Letts in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf.
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ON THE LONDON STAGE; In London, a Season of Surprises
NYTimes - over 8 years
The London theater, it increasingly seems clear, likes to define itself by redefining the classics, as is apparent in a month whose first two weeks see fresh productions of ''The Winter's Tale,'' ''The Cherry Orchard'' and Tom Stoppard's ''Arcadia,'' not to mention Helen Mirren playing Racine's Phèdre and Jude Law's long-awaited Hamlet. But what
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FILM; Revisiting 'Brideshead Revisited'
NYTimes - over 9 years
THE images from the 11-episode mini-series are still vivid, 27 years later. Louche young Oxford students in crisp linen suits (and one teddy bear) drinking endless cocktails. A spectacular country estate, dripping with treasures and crackling with religious, sexual and dynastic tensions. A delicately beautiful Jeremy Irons. It is those lingering
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WHAT'S ON TONIGHT
NYTimes - over 12 years
8 P.M. (4) JOEY -- Christina Ricci guest-stars as one of the many Tribbiani sisters. In this episode, first shown in February, Ms. Ricci plays the uppity Mary Teresa, who comes to visit Joey (Matt LeBlanc, above, with Ms. Ricci) and brags about how much money she has. Then she discovers that her engagement ring is a fake. 1 P.M. TO 7 P.M. (TNT) PGA
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CRITIC'S NOTEBOOK; Shackleton Marches On
NYTimes - almost 16 years
Some hero. He failed in his mission, lusted after fame, cheated on his wife and more or less abandoned his children. But Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton, the Antarctic explorer, continues to grip the public imagination precisely because he was so flawed and yet behaved so nobly. In 1914 he led his men into a disastrous situation, but then he managed to
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TELEVISION REVIEW; As He Slowly Goes Blind, A Detective Gains Insight
NYTimes - over 18 years
In creating ''Second Sight,'' Paula Milne began with an inspired notion: A vigorous, brilliant police detective contracts a rare eye disease that starts to rob him of his most important sensory tool. Too proud to give up the command of a high-profile murder investigation, he tries to work around his new limitation. But he cannot succeed alone, even
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TAKING THE CHILDREN; It Makes a Great Story, but Who Would Believe It?
NYTimes - over 20 years
Fairytale: A True Story Florence Hoath, Elizabeth Earl, Paul McGann, Phoebe Nicholls, Peter O'Toole, Harvey Keitel, Tom Georgeson Directed by Charles Sturridge PG -- 99 minutes In a story based on fact, two young English cousins (Florence Hoath and Elizabeth Earl) see tiny, enchanting fairies who live by a pristine stream. No one believes them. But
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FILM REVIEW; Do You Believe In Magic? Yes and No
NYTimes - over 20 years
The legendary escape artist Harry Houdini, who delighted in exposing fraudulent spiritualists, is a significant character in ''Fairy Tale: A True Story,'' but he's not the only magician connected with this enchanting family film. The director Charles Sturridge and the screenwriter Ernie Contreras, who collaborated on ''Fairy Tale,'' have executed a
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FILM REVIEW; Austen Tale of Lost Love Refound
NYTimes - over 22 years
"Persuasion" stands in Jane Austen's career as "The Winter's Tale" does in Shakespeare's: it is a lyrical, autumnal story of lost love, with the unexpected reward of a happy ending. The heroine of "Persuasion," Anne Elliot, tossed away love at the age of 19, convinced by the sound maternal advice of her friend Lady Russell that a penniless naval
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TVWeekend; On an Anarchic Journey Into Darkness's Heart
NYTimes - almost 24 years
Joseph Conrad's 1902 novella "Heart of Darkness" has finally been made into a movie. The director Nicolas Roeg ("Performance," "The Man Who Fell to Earth") has translated the story into a film starring Tim Roth as Marlow and John Malkovich as Kurtz. Well, sort of. Mr. Roeg's "Heart of Darkness," characteristically loopy, begins a run Sunday on TNT.
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Review/Television; Challenge to Perspectives In a Postwar Romance
NYTimes - over 29 years
LEAD: The grab bag of international television that is Channel 13's ''Channel Crossings'' series is entertaining and - deep breath before the word that some programmers view as a death sentence - educational. The viewer sees a kaleidoscope of fun, drama, problems, art and how-we-live presentations in terms that may differ from those we know. The
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HOME VIDEO/NEW RELEASES
NYTimes - almost 30 years
LEAD: Maurice Starring James Wilby, Hugh Grant, Denholm Elliott, Ben Kingsley, Rupert Graves, Judy Parfitt, Billie Whitelaw, Simon Callow, Phoebe Nicholls. Directed by James Ivory. 1987. Lorimar Home Video. 139 minutes. $79.95. Rated R. Maurice Starring James Wilby, Hugh Grant, Denholm Elliott, Ben Kingsley, Rupert Graves, Judy Parfitt, Billie
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Film: 'Maurice' in Style Of Ivory and Merchant
NYTimes - over 30 years
LEAD: STATELY and tasteful, supremely confident, proud of its Anglophilia and shameless in its devotion to the upper crust, the Merchant-Ivory style of literary adaptation by now owes at least as much to Ralph Lauren as to E. M. Forster or Henry James. That's no small part of its appeal. The Merchant-Ivory ''Maurice,'' based on Forster's
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CRITICS' CHOICES: BEST IN ENTERTAINMENT THIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND
NYTimes - about 35 years
Screen ''Fitzcarraldo'' is the unexpectedly comic chef d'oeuvre of Werner Herzog, the usually dour German director of such fine if heavy films as ''Aguirre, the Wrath of God'' and ''The Mystery of Kaspar Hauser.'' Here is a scenically spectacular epic about a lunatic Irishman who, at the turn of the century, tries to open up some inaccessible
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'THE MISSIONARY' PLAYED BY MICHAEL PALIN
NYTimes - over 35 years
IN 1906, with Edward VII on the throne and the British Empire at the peak of its self-assurance, the Bishop of London recalls one of his most successful young missionaries from Africa to solve a pressing local problem. ''Go out amongst the prostitutes, Fortescue,'' he says. ''Find out what they do and why they do it, and stop them from doing it.''
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TV View; WHY THIS 'BRIDESHEAD' IS MEMORABLE
NYTimes - about 36 years
''Brideshead Revisited'' will certainly be ranked as one of the most memorable television productions of the decade. The story of Charles Ryder's assorted involvements with members of the aristocratic Marchmain family has been adapted with exquisite care. John Mortimer's screenplay is painstakingly faithful to the Evelyn Waugh novel. The direction,
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TV: FIRST PART OF 'BRIDESHEAD R EVISITED'
NYTimes - about 36 years
LIKE the novel, the television version of ''Brideshead Revisited'' gets off to a smashing start in the special two-hour premiere tonight at 8 on WNET-TV, Channel 13. John Mortimer's adapatation of the Evelyn Waugh book is a model of fidelity to both letter and spirit. The film, produced by Derek Granger for England's Granada Television, is
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Phoebe Nicholls
    FIFTIES
  • 2012
    Age 54
    She has made guest appearances on several television mystery series, including Kavanagh QC, Prime Suspect, Midsomer Murders, Lewis, The Ruth Rendell Mysteries ("May and June", 1997), Foyle's War, Second Sight starring Clive Owen, and the 2012 Christmas episode of Downton Abbey (as the rather disagreeable Marchioness of Flintshire), a role she reprised for the 2014 season.
  • 2008
    Age 50
    Her supporting performances in the 2008 West End revivals of Noël Coward's The Vortex and Harley Granville Barker's Waste earned her the 2009 Clarence Derwent Award from Equity.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1995
    Age 37
    She has also appeared in several works directed by her husband, Charles Sturridge, including his 1995 television adaptation of Gulliver's Travels, where she portrayed the Liliputian Empress, the 1997 film Fairy Tale: A True Story and Shackleton in 2002.
    She appeared in the 1995 television Persuasion an adaptation of Jane Austen's novel.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1985
    Age 27
    Nicholls trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama. Nicholls married Brideshead Revisited director Charles Sturridge on 6 July 1985; they have two sons and a daughter.
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  • 1978
    Age 20
    Debuting in Michael Lindsay-Hogg's original staging of Whose Life Is It Anyway? in 1978, she went on to perform in Robert Strura's revival of Three Sisters with Vanessa Redgrave, Stephen Daldry's acclaimed National Theatre version of J.B. Priestley's An Inspector Calls and in the Olivier Award-winning productions of Pravda, with The Elephant Man co-star Sir Anthony Hopkins and Terry Johnson's Hysteria.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1957
    Born
    Born in 1957.
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