Family & Companions
Fiery lead of the London stage, in occasional films. Ure's first husband was playwright John Osborne, for whom she starred in both the stage (1956) and screen (1960) versions of "Look Back in Anger"; she received her widest acclaim for her sensual performance as Clara in "Sons and Lovers" (1960). Her second husband was Robert Shaw, whom she later divorced. Ure died of an overdose of alcohol and barbiturates at age 42.
Cast (Feature Film)
During the Festival of Britain, was chosen to play Mary in the York Mystery Plays after winning a nationwide search at age 16 (date approximate)
Discovered by impresario Hugh Beaumont while performing in Central School productions; made London stage debut in "Time Remembered"
Starred in the London production of "Look Back in Anger" (by then husband John Osborne), recreated her role in Tony Richardson's film version (1960)
Earned Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination for her work in "Sons and Lovers"
Last film, "A Reflection of Fear"