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Joan Greenwood

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Also Known As: Died: February 28, 1987
Born: March 4, 1921 Cause of Death: apparent heart attack
Birth Place: London, England, GB Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Little Dorrit (1988) as Mrs Clennam (The Clennam House)
Adaptation of Charles Dickens' least known novel, which is a political indictment of early 19th century England.
The Detective (1988) as Lady Warren
A priest attempts to catch a thief and save his soul.
Past Caring (1985) as Stella
Country (1981) as Dollie Van Der Biek
Water Babies, The (1979) as Lady Harriet
Flame Is Love, The (1979) as Duchess Of Grantham
In this romantic melodrama, taken from Barbara Cartland's popular best-seller, Linda Purl is a turn-of-the-century American heiress who, while en route to her betrothal to an English duke (Timothy Dalton), encounters love and intrigue in the arms of a French journalist (Shane Briant).
Hound of the Baskervilles, The (1978) as Beryl Stapleton
Uncanny, The (1977) as Miss Malkin ("London 1912")
Wilbur Gray, a horror writer, has stumbled upon a terrible secret, that cats are supernatural creatures who really call the shots. In a desperate attempt to get others to believe him, Wilbur spews three tales of feline horror.
Girl Stroke Boy (1971) as Lettice
The straightlaced parents of a young boy who has, until now, shown no interest in the opposite sex, are surprised when he comes home with a girl/boy from the West Indies.
The Moon-Spinners (1964) as Frances Ferris
When Nikki Ferris and her aunt took a trip to a small Greek island, they never expected to get involved in jewel theft and murder. A strangely reluctant innkeeper, a handsome Englishmen, a missing boy and a mysterious yacht all play a part in this Mystery/Romance based on a Mary Stewart novel.
Tom Jones (1963) as Lady Bellaston
In this adaptation of Henry Fielding's novel, a country boy in 18th-century England becomes a playboy.
The Playgirl and the War Minister (1963) as Lady Fitzadam
General and Lady Fitzadam live at a remote army outpost in Scotland, their last assignment before the General retires. The General is sent abroad and in his absence, Lady Fitzadam decides to convert their spacious estate into a fishing resort for American tourists.
Mysterious Island (1961) as Lady Mary Fairchild
Escaped Civil War POWs end up on an island populated by giant animals.
Stage Struck (1958) as Rita Vernon
A young actress makes all the wrong moves trying to break in on Broadway.
Moonfleet (1955) as Lady [Clarista] Ashwood
A British buccaneer is torn between three seductive women.
Lovers, Happy Lovers! (1954) as Norah
From the Louis Hemon novel "M. Ripois and His Nemesis" about Andre Ripois (Gerard Philipe), a philanderer in pursuit of love and riches from Paris to London. Andre is breaking up with his wife, Catherine (Valerie Hobson), over his attentions to her best friend Patricia (Natasha Parry). While Catherine is out arranging the divorce, Andre, just to keep in practice, hits on the girl upstairs, Diana (Diana Decker) and then turns his attention back to Patricia, who he tricks into having dinner at his flat on the pretext that Catherine will be there. When he cannot make any progress with her via his usual tactics, he tries to arouse her pity be telling her of his past. In his early, impoverished days in London, he made love to his boss Anne (Margaret Johnston) but her dreadful cooking drove him away. Next came Norah (Joan Greenwood) who he picked up on a bus and took to his flat and told her about his make-believe inheritance, but she insisted on marriage first, which was not in his plans. Marcelle (Germaine Montero), a French woman living in Soho, put him on his feet with money, and he repaid her by stealing fifty pounds and running off. He met the wealthy Catherine at his flat where she came to be tutored in French lessons, and ended up marrying him. But, even at his wedding, he had eyes only for Patricia and, he tells her she is his one true love.
The Importance Of Being Earnest (1952) as Gwendolyn Fairfax
A proper Englishman gets caught leading a double life.
Flesh and Blood (1951)
A band of mercenaries in medieval Europe are betrayed by their employers after a difficult siege and take revenge by kidnapping a noble girl to be married to their employer's heir while the Plague stalks the land.
Young Wives' Tale (1951) as Sabina Pennant
A post-war housing crisis leaves a shy woman to share a house with two couples. Comic situations arise as the new roomer becomes infatuated with one of the husbands.
The Man in the White Suit (1951) as Daphney Birnley
A young inventor threatens the business world when he creates a cloth that can't tear or wear out.
Whisky Galore! (1949)
Based on a true story. The name of the real ship, that sunk Feb 5 1941 - during WWII - was S/S Politician. Having left Liverpool two days earlier, heading for Jamaica, it sank outside Eriskay, The Outer Hebrides, Scotland, in bad weather, containing 250,000 bottles of whisky. The locals gathered as many bottles as they could, before the proper authorities arrived, and even today, bottles are found in the sand or in the sea every other year.
Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949) as Sibella
An ambitious young man sets out to kill everyone who stands between him and a fortune.
Saraband for Dead Lovers (1948) as Sophie Dorothea
A British queen trapped in a loveless marriage falls for a soldier of fortune.
Bad Lord Byron, The (1948)
Seriously ill on a military campaign in Greece, Lord Byron dreams of being judged on his death between being on the one hand a poet and soldier, or on the other a seducer and libertine. Amongst the witnesses called are the infamous Lady Caroline Lamb and his somewhat purer wife Annabella.
The October Man (1947)
The survivor of a bus crash becomes a murder suspect.
Gentle Sex, The (1943)
The stories of seven "gentle" British girls who decide to help out during World War II.

Cast (special)

Melba (1989) as Madame Mathilde Marchesi
A four-part "Great Performances" presentation dramatizing the life of world-renowned opera star Nellie Melba, whose career spanned 40 years beginning in 1885. The story follows Melba from her early days as a plantation owner's wife in Australia to her stardom in the opera houses and courts of Europ
Man and Superman (1956) as Ann Whitefield
The story of John Tanner, a bachelor, and his efforts to remain single, in spite of the efforts of his beautiful young ward, Ann Whitefield, to extract a proposal from him.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Ellis Island (1984) as Madame Levitska
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

Cast (short)

Hest pa sommerferie (1959) as Voice ("Horse On Holiday")

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