Claire Bloom

Claire Bloom

Highest Rated: 97% Limelight (1952)

Lowest Rated: 0% Alexander the Great (1956)

Birthday: Feb 15, 1931

Birthplace: Finchley, London, England, UK

Described as exquisitely beautiful and radiant, Claire Bloom was already a star of the British stage when Charlie Chaplin introduced her delicate features to the world in "Limelight" (1952). Her sensitive performance as the ballet student Chaplin saves from a suicide attempt earned her the British Film Academy Award as Most Promising Newcomer, and the elegant, classically trained actress has remained in demand ever since, splitting her time between theater, film and TV. She distinguished herself onstage opposite some of the finest Shakespearean actors of the day, playing Ophelia to two Hamlets (Paul Scofield and first love Richard Burton) and Cordelia to John Gielgud, as well as Lady Anne to Laurence Olivier's "Richard III" in the 1955 film. She also made a smooth transition from ingenue to strong leading lady with portrayals of Nora ("A Doll's House"), "Hedda Gabler," Mary Queen of Scots ("Vivat! Vivat! Regina") and Blanche DuBois ("A Streetcar Named Desire") during the 1970s.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Miss Dalí Maggie (Character) - 2018
37% 56% Max Rose Eva Rose (Character) $56.4K 2013
43% 37% And While We Were Here Jane's Grandmother (Character) - 2012
94% 92% The King's Speech Queen Mary (Character) $138.8M 2010
No Score Yet 80% Kalamazoo? Eleanor (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 44% Daniel and the Superdogs Claire Martin (Character) - 2004
44% 48% The Republic of Love Onion (Character) - 2003
31% 71% Imagining Argentina Sara Sternberg (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 80% Chaplin Today: Limelight Unknown (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 71% The Book of Eve Eva Smallwood (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Yesterday's Children Maggie (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love and Murder Nina Love (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shakespeare's Women & Claire Bloom Unknown (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lady in Question Emma Sachs (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wrestling With Alligators Lulu Fraker (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Imogen's Face Elinor (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 88% What the Deaf Man Heard Mrs. Tynan (Character) - 1997
27% 37% Daylight Eleanor Trilling (Character) $32.9M 1996
78% 73% Mighty Aphrodite Amanda's Mother (Character) $4.8M 1995
No Score Yet 26% A Village Affair Cecily Jordan (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 35% Mad Dogs and Englishmen Liz Stringer (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet It's Nothing Personal Evelyn Whitloff (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 77% The Princess and the Goblin Fairy Godmother (Voice) $451.6K 1991
No Score Yet 46% The Lady and the Highwayman Lady Emma Darlington (Character) - 1989
94% 91% Crimes and Misdemeanors Miriam Rosenthal (Character) $17.6M 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Beryl Markham: Shadow on the Sun Lady Delamere (Character) - 1988
80% 82% Sammy and Rosie Get Laid Alice (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Intimate Contact Ruth Gregory (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Liberty Madame Bartholdi (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet 50% Florence Nightingale Fanny Nightingale (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Promises to Keep Sally (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Deja Vu Eleanor Harvey (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 91% Shadowlands Joy Davidman (Character) - 1985
68% 70% Clash of the Titans Hera (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hamlet, Prince of Denmark Gertrude (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 86% Backstairs at the White House Unknown (Character) - 1979
88% 63% Islands in the Stream Audrey (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 43% A Doll's House Nora Helmer (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Going Up of David Lev Hannah (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Severed Head Honor Klein (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Red Sky at Morning Ann Arnold (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Three Into Two Won't Go Frances Howard (Character) - 1969
43% 39% The Illustrated Man Felicia (Character) - 1969
63% 62% Charly Alice Kinian (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Soldier in Love Queen Anne (Character) - 1967
87% 82% The Spy Who Came in From the Cold Nan Perry (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet High Infidelity Laura (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 40% The Outrage Wife (Character) - 1964
86% 82% The Haunting Theodora "Theo" (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet 80,000 Suspects Julie Monks (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Teacher From Vigevano Ada (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 61% The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm Dorothea Grimm (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 18% The Chapman Report Naomi Shields (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 100% Brainwashed Irene Andreny (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 67% Adventures of Mr. Wonderbird Sheperdess (Voice) - 1959
30% 59% The Brothers Karamazov Katya (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 66% The Buccaneer Bonnie Brown (Character) - 1958
92% 76% Look Back in Anger Helena Charles (Character) - 1958
0% 42% Alexander the Great Barsine (Character) - 1956
84% 79% Richard III The Lady Anne (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 14% Innocents in Paris Susan Robbins (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 81% The Man Between Susanne Mallison (Character) - 1953
97% 90% Limelight Thereza (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Wonderbird Sheperdess (Voice) - 1952

TV

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No Score Yet No Score Yet Summer of Rockets Aunt Mary (Character) 2019
82% 100% Doc Martin Margaret (Character),
Margaret Ellingham (Guest Star)
2013 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bill Jill Peters (Character) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mystery! Unknown (Character) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ten Commandments Unknown (Character) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Miss Marple Unknown (Character) 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Camomile Lawn Unknown (Character) 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna Unknown (Character) 1986
80% 57% Brideshead Revisited Lady Marchmain (Character) 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Producers' Showcase Unknown (Character) 1955-1957

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