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Also Known As: Died: May 14, 2003
Born: August 15, 1912 Cause of Death: undisclosed causes
Birth Place: Cheshire, England, GB Profession: Cast ...
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1946:
Acted the parts of Portia in "The Merchant of Venice", Pegeen Mike in "Playboy of the Western World" and the title role of "Tess of the D'Urbervilles" at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre
1936:
Broadway debut, "Love on the Dole"
1930:
First appeared on stage at age 18, playing the Maid in Manchester Repertory Theatre production of "The Ware Case"
1987:
Last feature to date, "The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne"
1993:
Played "The Countess Alice" for "Masterpiece Theatre" and also acted in "Ending Up" (PBS), a comedy about a group of elderly men and women who live together in a country house
1941:
Played title role in film adaptation of Shaw's "Major Barbara"
1960:
Played Trevor Howard's wife and Dean Stockwell's mother in "Sons and Lovers", adapted from the D H Lawrence novel
1963:
Portrayed Anna Berniers, one of Dean Martin's overprotective sisters (along with Geraldine Page) in "Toys in the Attic", film adaptation of Lillian Helman's play
1958:
Portrayed Isabel Cherry in "Flowering Cherry" on London stage, repeating the role for Broadway the following year
1985:
Portrayed Lady Bracknell in Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest" for "Great Performances" (PBS)
1990:
Portrayed Lady Ursula Berowne in "A Taste of Death", a six-part presentation of "Mystery!" (PBS)
1945:
Starred in Michael Powell and Emeric Pressberger's charming film, "I Know Where I'm Going"
1947:
Starred on Broadway in "The Heiress", adapted from a Henry James novel
1958:
Won Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her delicate portrayal of a dejected, lonely woman in "Separate Tables"
1957:
Acted role of Josie Hogan in Broadway premiere of Eugene O'Neill's "A Moon for the Misbegotten"
1987:
Appeared in "Anne of Avonlea: The Continuing Story of Anne of Green Gables" (Disney Channel)
1975:
Created a dame by Queen Elizabeth II
1966:
Earned Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination for her role as Alice More in "A Man for All Seasons"; last film for eight years
1937:
Film acting debut in "Lancashire Lad"
1982:
Played Janet Mackenzie in CBS "Hallmark Hall of Fame" presentation of Agatha Christie's "Witness for the Prosecution"
1986:
Played Princess Victoria in six-part "Masterpiece Theatre" (PBS) series, "Lord Mountbatten: The Last Victory"
1938:
Reprised Eliza Doolittle opposite Leslie Howard for film version of "Pygmalion", earning a Best Actress Oscar nomination
1980:
Acted in David Lynch's "The Elephant Man"
1935:
London stage debut as Sally Hardcastle in "Love on the Dole"
1972:
Made an early transition to age and dignity, playing Queen Mary in London production of Royce Ryton's "Crown Matrimonial"
:
Performed a season of Shakespeare under the direction of Tyrone Guthrie at London's Old Vic, playing Portia in "Julius Caesar", Mistress Page in "The Merry Wives of Windsor", Hermione in "The Winter's Tale", Emilia in "Othello" and Helen in "Troilus and Cressida";
1976:
Played Luther Adler's wife in Stuart Rosenberg's "Voyage of the Damned"
1936:
Portrayed "Saint Joan" and Eliza Doolittle in "Pygmalion" at the Malvern Theatre Festival, honoring George Bernard Shaw's 80th birthday
1950:
Reprised "The Heiress" in London
1951:
Starred opposite Dames Edith Evans and Sybil Thorndike in N C Hunter's "Waters of the Moon"
1992:
Co-starred with John Gielgud and Patrick McGoohan in "The Best of Friends"; a "Masterpiece Theatre" (PBS) presentation depicting the true story of the long-lasting friendship among Dame Laurentia MacLachlan, Sir Sydney Cockerell (Gielgud) and Shaw (McGoohan)
1975:
Portrayed Gunhild Borkman in "John Gabriel Borkman" at London's Old Vic
1944:
Portrayed Sister Joanna in "The Cradle Song"
1979:
Portrayed the Duchess of York in "Richard II" for PBS' "The Shakespeare Plays"
1974:
Returned to features as part of the star-studded cast of Sidney Lumet's "Murder on the Orient Express"
1988:
Starred in the London stage production of "Driving Miss Daisy"
1970:
Acted the part of Mrs Micawber in "David Copperfield", an NBC movie adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel

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