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Claire Bloom

Claire Bloom


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Born: February 15, 1931 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: London, England, GB Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

The King¿s Speech (2010)
When he¿s forced to take the throne, George VI approaches an unconventional therapist to cure his stammer.
Ned Rorem: Word and Music (2008)
Portrait of Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer Ned Rorem, looking at the artist as he moves into his twilight years--the shadow of his own mortality reflected in the worsening illness of his longtime companion James Holmes who died of AIDS. Documents Rorem's restlessness, as he continues to wo
Imagining Argentina (2003) as Mrs. Sternberg
In Buenos Aires during the Peron era, an Argentine playwright has a preternatural ability to see what will happen to people's loved ones -- many of whom are missing, or soon will be -- when he looks into their faces. Ultimately, he must turn this power inward, when his activist journalist wife disap
Republic of Love, The (2003) as Onion
Tom is a charismatic late-night radio talk show host, whose unconventional upbringing has made him a little too quick to fall in love and marry, resulting in three divorces before the age of 40. Fay is his total opposite; her romantic ideal has not yet been attained and is unlikely ever to be due to
Criminal Instinct: Love & Murder (2000) as Nina Love
Adaptation of Gail Bowen's novel featuring sleuth Joanne Kilbourn. Sally returns to her home town as a successful artist. Soon after, a young local artist is found murdered. Joanne Kilbourne, a criminologist and Sally's childhood friend, finds Sally is a chief suspect -- until she ends up dead.
Wrestling With Alligators (1998) as Lulu Fraker
Set in the 1950s, a 15-year-old girl runs away from her home deep in the Florida swamp lands and ends up in an all-womens' rooming house where she finds a substitute family in some eccentric older women who live there.
Village Affair, A (1997)
Alice and Martin are a middle class couple who move to a dream house in a small country village. Martin takes a fancy to Clodagh, the daughter of their neighbors, but Clodagh is only interested in Alice. While Clodagh is wild and confident, Alice is shy, putting her family's needs before her own. Bu
What the Deaf Man Heard (1997) as Mrs Tynan
Sammy, a 10-year-old boy pretends to be a deaf mute after his mother abandons him at the Barrington, Georgia, bus station. There, he spends twenty-six years in secret silence, realizing the benefits of pretending he cannot hear or speak. Thinking he is deaf, the townsfolk have blurted out their true
Daylight (1996) as Eleanor Trilling
The scene is New York City, but it could be anywhere. Commuters jam the underwater tunnel linking the island of Manhattan with New Jersey. Traffic is heavy -- the usual mix of outward-bound workers and visitors, commercial and industrial vehicles, and people just passing through. All in all, a typic
Mighty Aphrodite (1995) as Amanda'S Mother
An upscale New York couple decide to adopt a child. Years later, after he proves to be extremely intelligent, the adoptive father sets out to find the biological mother who, he believes, must be a genius. Instead, he finds a young woman who is a prostitute with a scarred past.
Princess and the Goblin, The (1994) as Voice Of Irene'S Great Great Grandmother
Adapted from George MacDonald's classic fairy tale about a young princess who has lived her entire life in the sheltered world of the royal castle. When evil goblins threaten to take over the kingdom, the princess is helped by two mysterious new friends.
It's Nothing Personal (1993) as Evelyn Whitloff
A disheartened policewoman leaves the force to become a bounty hunter.
Mad Dogs and Englishmen (1993) as Liz Stringer
A well-to-do Briton falls for an American motorcycle courier, and the two become entangled in the London crime underworld.
Vivien Leigh: Scarlett And Beyond (1990)
Interviews and rare film clips trace the troubled career of one of the screen's most beautiful actresses. Hosted by Jessica Lange.
Crimes And Misdemeanors (1989) as Miriam Rosenthal
In parallel stories, a wealthy doctor deals with a blackmailing mistress while a filmmaker shoots a documentary about a corrupt TV producer.
Lady And The Highwayman, The (1989) as Lady Darlington
An adaptation of romance novelist Barbara Cartland's book, "Cupid Rides Pillion." Set in the England of Charles II about an aristocrat who has been forced to become a highwayman and who falls in love with a young girl he has sworn to protect after her brother has been beheaded. Their enemies accuse
Sammy and Rosie Get Laid (1987) as Alice
The ineffectiveness of the Thatcher administration to recognize and address social inequalities in present day Great Britain, as seen through the lives of a mixed race couple, and the husband's Pakistani father.
Liberty (1986) as Madam Bartholdi
A story about the arrival and construction of the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor 100 years ago.
Promises To Keep (1985) as Sally
Three generations of the Robert Mitchum family united for this project, initially called "Fathering," with the veteran actor playing a dying rancher who decides to visit the family he had deserted thirty years earlier. His son Christopher, and Christopher's son, Bentley (in his acting debut), play h
Florence Nightingale (1985) as Fanny Nightingale
The legend and white-washed life of the 19th-century Englishwoman turned national heroine as a battlefield nurse during the Crimean War, teaming Jaclyn Smith with an all-British cast. Claire Bloom and Jeremy Brett are her socially prominent parents, and Timothy Dalton (replacing Michael York, initia
Deja Vu (1984) as Eleanor Harvey
Separate Tables (1983) as Miss Cooper
Two one-act plays that explore bittersweet relationships at an English seaside resort. Based on Terence Rattigan's one-act plays "Table by the Window" and "Table Number Seven."
Clash of the Titans (1981) as Hera
A Greek hero fights a series of monsters, including the dreaded gorgon, to win the woman he loves.
Islands In The Stream (1977) as Audrey
A father is reunited with his sons.
Doll's House, A (1973) as Nora Helmer
This film production of the Ibsen play tells the story of Nora, a child-like bride who quickly matures when her husband is blackmailed. But after she solves this problem for him, he continues to treat her condescendingly and when she realizes that he will never take her seriously, Nora rejects the isolated life she has with him.
A Severed Head (1971) as Honor Klein
When a woman leaves her husband for his best friend, it triggers a series of romantic unions and breakups.
Red Sky at Morning (1971) as Ann Arnold
A young boy adjusts to moving to a new town, as the experiences and people he meets mature him unexpectedly.
The Illustrated Man (1969) as Felicia
A man''''s tattoos tell frightening tales of the future.
3 Into 2 Won't Go (1969) as Frances Howard
Steve Howard, a British sales executive living in Manchester, England, begins an affair with a young hitchhiker, Elle Patterson, to emotionally get away from his marriage to his wife Francis. But when Elle moves into a room in Steve and Francis's house, he must keep the true nature of his relationship with Elle under wraps at all costs.
Charly (1968) as Alice Kinian
Scientists turn a mentally challenged man into a genius.
The Spy Who Came In From the Cold (1965) as Nan Perry
A British agent infiltrates the enemy by allowing himself to be disgraced at home.
High Infidelity (1965) as Laura
The Outrage (1964) as Wife
A Mexican bandit's crimes receive wildly different interpretations from four witnesses.
The Haunting (1963) as Theodora
A team of psychic investigators moves into a haunted house that destroys all who live there.
80,000 Suspects (1963)
A doctor must contend with a smallpox epidemic and his failing marriage.
The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm (1962) as Dorothea Grimm
Fanciful biography of the German fairy-tale collectors, with reenactments of three of their stories.
The Chapman Report (1962) as Naomi Shields
A research psychologist gets involved in the personal lives of four women.
Brainwashed (1961) as Irene Andreny
Look Back in Anger (1959) as Helena Charles
An embittered young man spews venom on all around him, particularly his upper-class wife.
The Buccaneer (1959) as Bonnie Brown
French pirate Jean Lafitte tries to redeem his name helping the U.S. in the War of 1812.
The Brothers Karamazov (1958) as Katya
In this adaptation of the Dostoevsky classic, four brothers fight to adjust to the death of their domineering father.
Alexander the Great (1956) as Barsine
Biography of the ancient warrior who conquered the known world.
Richard III (1955) as Lady Anne
A hunchbacked madman plots to make himself king of England.
Innocents in Paris (1953) as Susan
A selection of passengers catch the plane from London for an early 1950's weekend in Paris. The Scotsman in his kilt, the elderly lady painter, the international negotiator, and the pretty young girl all find the city welcomes them and changes their lives in some way.
Limelight (1953) as Thereza [Ambrose]
A broken-down comic sacrifices everything to give a young dancer a shot at the big time.
The Man Between (1953) as Susanne
An East Berliner helps a British woman trapped behind the Iron Curtain.

Cast (special)

Chaplin Today: Limelight (2003) as Terry
Director Bernardo Bertolucci shares his impressions of Charlie Chaplin''s classic Limelight.
On Cukor (2000) as Interviewee
Profile of director George Cukor (1899-1983). In 1939, Cukor suffered what many considered the largest setback in the history of Hollywood. After 18 days on the set, he was fired as director of "Gone With the Wind." Yet, despite being discharged from the biggest production the film industry had ever
Brush Up Your Shakespeare (1999)
Tina Packer, artistic director of Shakespeare & Company, joins forces with Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Orchestra to explore music inspired by the Bard. Audiences see performances of scenes from Shakespeare's plays followed by the music they inspired.
Shakespeare's Women With Claire Bloom (1999) as Host
A look at the art of Shakespearean acting with excerpts from television productions and films.
Charlie Chaplin: A Tramp's Life (1998) as Interviewee
Profile of legendary performer and filmmaker Charlie Chaplin.
Man-Eaters of India (1997) as Narration
Documentary follows the trail of a predator that was stalking and killing children in impoverished villages of northeastern India in 1996. Three known predators in the area were suspects: hyenas, leopards and wolves. Over a period of seven months, more than 75 attacks were reported and some 46 child
Martha Graham: The Dancer Revealed (1994) as Narration
Profile of dancer/choreographer Martha Graham.
Story of Anna Akhmatova, The (1991) as Voice Of Anna Akhmatova
A documentary chroncling the life and career of Russian poet Anna Akhmatova.
Theban Plays, The (1988) as Jocasta
A new adaptation of Sophocles' trilogy dating from 400 B.C. about King Oedipus and his doomed legacy; each play is two hours long. In Part 1, "Oedipus the King," Oedipus fails to escape his fate and discovers he has killed his father, King Laius, and that Queen Jocasta, who has borne him a child, is
Shadowlands (1986) as Joy Gresham
A drama describing the story of the extraordinary love affair between the British writer C.S. Lewis and Joy Gresham, an American woman who corresponded with him and brought love into his life.
Ghost Writer, The (1984)
An "American Playhouse" presentation, adapted from a novel by Philip Roth, telling of the experience of Nathan Zuckerman, a 45-year-old writer who, as a young man, visits an older, world famous author, Manny Lonoff, whom he discovers living in seclusion with two women -- his frustrated wife, and a y
Henry VIII (1979) as Queen Katharine
Probably Shakespeare's last play, and possibly a collaboration with the younger playwright John Fletcher, this elaborate pageant play chronicles part of the reign of one of England's most flamboyant monarchs, with emphasis on the machinations of Cardinal Wolsey, the divorce of Katharine of Aragon, t
Caesar and Cleopatra (1956) as Cleopatra
A television adaptation of the George Bernard Shaw comedy about Caesar's role as instructor to Cleopatra, the fledgling Queen of Egypt in 48 B.C.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Lady in Question (1999) as Emma Sachs
Barbara Taylor Bradford's "Remember" (1993) as Anne Devereaux
A miniseries based on the best-selling novel by Barbara Taylor Bradford about a photojournalist who is haunted by the mysterious death of her fiance on their wedding day.
Miss Marple: The Mirror Crack'd (1993) as Marina Gregg
Intimate Contact (1987) as Ruth Gregory
A two-part drama about a British businessman who contracts AIDS from a prostitute while visiting New York. After denying the reality of the disease, he and his wife cope with the ravages of AIDS and the prejudice and rejection by their peers. The man's wife comes into contact later with a wide varie
Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna (1986) as Czarina Alexandra
A two-part miniseries about Anna Anderson who claimed to be Anastasia, the only surviving child of Nicholas II, the last Czar of Russia.
Ellis Island (1984) as Rebecca Weiler
Fred Mustard Stewart's sprawling saga chronicling several European immigrants who come to New York just after the turn of the century in search of the American dream. One, patterned after Irving Berlin, is a Russian Jew hoping to develop a career in songwriting; another is an ambitious Italian garde
Backstairs at the White House (1979) as Edith Galt Wilson
A lovingly filmed version of the book by Lillian Rogers Parks, the crippled seamstress-maid who, along with her mother, served for fifty-two years as a White House domestic during eight presidential administrations. A mixture of pop history of the Twentieth Century and the private lives of the vario

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Imogen's Face (1999) as Elinor
Shadow on the Sun (1988) as Lady Florence Delamere
A miniseries for CBS detailing the life of Beryl Markham, famed adventurer, pilot, and horse trainer who was linked romantically with some of the most celebrated people of her time.
Queenie (1987) as Vicky Kelley
A two-part miniseries based on Michael Korda's novel which is reputedly a fictionalized treatment of the life of the late actress Merle Oberon, who was married to Korda's uncle, Alexander Korda. The story deals with an exotic young girl who rises from the slums of Calcutta to the brink of internatio
Hold the Dream (1986) as Edwina--Lady Dunvale

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