Edith Evans

Highest Rated: 95% The Queen of Spades (1949)
Birthday: Feb 8, 1888
Birthplace: London, England, UK
Formidable English character actress Edith Evans was celebrated for her unique voice and speech pattern. As a young woman, she held down a job while studying acting at night. In 1912 she made her professional stage debut, going on to become famous for her glorious performances of the classics both on the London stage and later on Broadway. Evans appeared in two silent films, A Welsh Singer (1915) and East Is East (1916), then went three decades before her next screen appearance, in The Queen of Spades (1949); in the meantime she devoted herself to the stage. After three films she again went seven years without a screen role, then after 1959 she began appearing in films more frequently. For her work in both Tom Jones (1963) and The Chalk Garden (1964) she received "Best Supporting Actress" Oscar nominations; for The Whisperers (1967) she won the New York Critics Award for "Best Actress," and was nominated for a "Best Actress" Oscar. Evans was an inspiration to generations of younger British stars, many of whom considered her to be their greatest influence in their professional lives. In 1946 she was made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire. Her authorized biography is Dame Edith Evans: Ned's Girl (1978) by writer-director Bryan Forbes.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet The Chalk Garden Mrs. St. Maugham 1998
No Score Yet Nasty Habits Hildegarde 1977
No Score Yet The Slipper and the Rose: The Story of Cinderella Dowager Queen 1976
No Score Yet Craze, (Demon Master) Aunt Louise 1974
No Score Yet QB VII Actor 1974
No Score Yet A Doll's House Anne-Marie 1973
75% Scrooge Ghost of Christmas Past 1970
No Score Yet David Copperfield Aunt Betsy Trotwood 1970
20% The Madwoman of Chaillot Josephine, the Madwoman of La Concorde 1969
No Score Yet Crooks and Coronets Lady Sophie Fitzmore 1969
No Score Yet Prudence and the Pill Roberta Bates 1968
No Score Yet Fitzwilly Miss Victoria Woodworth 1967
No Score Yet The Whisperers Mrs. Maggie Ross 1967
85% Tom Jones Miss Western 1963
93% The Nun's Story Mother Emmanuel 1959
92% Look Back in Anger Mrs. Tanner 1958
87% The Importance of Being Earnest Lady Bracknell 1952
95% The Queen of Spades The Old Countess Ranevskaya 1949
No Score Yet The Last Days of Dolwyn (Women of Dolwyn) Merri 1949


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