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Edith Evans

Highest Rated:   95% The Queen of Spades (1949)
Lowest Rated:   20% The Madwoman of Chaillot (1969)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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
83% Tom Jones
  • Miss Western
1963
93% The Nun's Story
  • Mother Emmanuel
1959
89% Look Back in Anger
  • Mrs. Tanner
1958
94% 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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