Rachel Roberts


Actor
Rachel Roberts

About

Birth Place
United Kingdom
Born
September 20, 1927
Died
November 26, 1980
Cause of Death
Suicide

Biography

Distinguished stage actress who made intermittent film appearances, beginning in 1953. Roberts made the most of a number of fine roles during the 1960s and 70s, typically as distraught middle-aged women, beginning with her success opposite Albert Finney in the landmark "angry young man" film "Saturday Night and Sunday Morning" (1960). Married to actor Rex Harrison from 1962 to 1971....

Family & Companions

Rex Harrison
Husband
Actor. Married March 8,1962; divorced.

Biography

Distinguished stage actress who made intermittent film appearances, beginning in 1953. Roberts made the most of a number of fine roles during the 1960s and 70s, typically as distraught middle-aged women, beginning with her success opposite Albert Finney in the landmark "angry young man" film "Saturday Night and Sunday Morning" (1960). Married to actor Rex Harrison from 1962 to 1971.

Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

Saturday Night And Sunday Morning (1961) - Every Minute God Sends The de-facto debut of Albert Finney, at work in the Raleigh Bicycle Works in Nottingham, a landmark in the British "Angry Young Man" movement, opening Saturday Night And Sunday Morning, 1961, directed by Karel Reisz from Alan Sillitoe's novel and screenplay.
Picnic At Hanging Rock (1975) - This We Do For Pleasure In Victoria, Australia, on Valentine's Day, 1900, Mrs. Appleyard (Rachel Roberts) dispatches students in the care of driver Hussey (Martin Vaughan), Miss McCraw (Vivean Gray) and Mlle. De Portiers (Helen Morse) for the fateful event, in Peter Weir's Picnic At Hanging Rock, 1975.
Saturday Night And Sunday Morning - Eight Pints Already At the pub Arthur (Albert Finney), with his not-yet introduced married girlfriend Brenda (Rachel Roberts), handily winning a "boozing match," early in director Karel Reisz's Saturday Night And Sunday Morning, 1961, from Alan Sillitoe's novel and screenplay.
O Lucky Man! (1973) -- Original Trailer Original trailer, featuring two songs from Alan Price's much-praised original soundtrack, from O Lucky Man!, 1973, directed by Lindsay Anderson, co-written by star Malcolm McDowell, featuring Helen Mirren.
This Sporting Life (1963) - Just A Bit Dazed Director Lindsay Anderson’s opening, Richard Harris, himself a formidable player in his college years, in an English rugby match, getting thumped, initiating flashbacks to his days as a miner, and his emotional involvement with his landlady Rachel Roberts, in This Sporting Life, 1963.
This Sporting Life (1963) - It's A Rough Game Frank (Richard Harris) has won a spot on the local rugby team (director Lindsay Anderson shooting at Belle Vue, Wakefield, West Yorkshire), thinking of his landlady (Rachel Roberts) and impressing the owner (Alan Badel), William Hartnell a scout who recruited him, in This Sporting Life, 1963.

Trailer

Companions

Rex Harrison
Husband
Actor. Married March 8,1962; divorced.

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