Joan Greenwood

Joan Greenwood

  • Highest Rated: 100% The Man in the White Suit (1951)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% The Hound of the Baskervilles (1980)
  • Birthday: Mar 4, 1921
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Silky, sultry-voiced comic actress Joan Greenwood was the daughter of renowned British artist Sydney Earnshaw Greenwood. Trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, she made her stage debut at age 18; three years later she was cast by actor/director Leslie Howard in the lead of the wartime morale-booster The Gentle Sex (1942). Some of her best film roles were concentrated in the years 1948-1958, among them the bewitching, blackmailing mistress of anti-hero Dennis Price in Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949), the mercenary lady friend of inventor Alec Guinness in The Man in the White Suit (1952), and the Honorable Gwendolen Fairfax in the 1952 filmization of Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest. In 1954, she starred in her first Broadway production, The Confidential Clerk. Greenwood began the '60s with a surprisingly colorless damsel-in-distress role in Mysterious Island (1961) but made up for a bad start with her exquisite portrayal of Lady Bellaston in Tom Jones (1963), which earned her an Oscar nomination. In films right up to the year of her death, Joan Greenwood was the wife (and later widow) of British actor Andre Morrell.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Monsieur Ripois (Lovers, Happy Lovers!) Actor 2011
No Score Yet Little Dorrit - Part Two: Little Dorrit's Story Mrs. Clennam 1988
No Score Yet Little Dorrit - Part One: Nobody's Fault Mrs. Clennam 1988
No Score Yet Little Dorrit (Nobody's Fault) (Little Dorrit's Story) Mrs. Clennam 1988
63% Little Dorrit - Set Actor 1988
0% The Hound of the Baskervilles Beryl Stapleton 1980
No Score Yet The Flame Is Love Actor 1979
No Score Yet The Water Babies Lady Harriet 1978
0% The Uncanny Miss Malkin 1978
73% Barbarella The Great Tyrant [uncredited] 1968
No Score Yet The Moon-Spinners Aunt Frances Ferris 1964
85% Tom Jones Lady Bellaston 1963
85% Mysterious Island Mary Fairchild 1961
No Score Yet Lucky Jim Actor 1958
No Score Yet Stage Struck Rita Vernon 1958
69% Moonfleet Lady Clarista Ashwood 1955
No Score Yet The Detective Lady Warren 1954
No Score Yet Young Wives' Tale Sabina Pennant 1952
87% The Importance of Being Earnest Gwendolen Fairfax 1952
No Score Yet Le passe-muraille (Mr. Peek-a-Boo) Actor 1951
100% The Man in the White Suit Daphne Birnley $4.4K 1951
100% Whisky Galore! Peggy Macroon 1949
100% Kind Hearts and Coronets Sibella 1949
No Score Yet Bad Lord Byron Lady Caroline Lamb 1949
No Score Yet Saraband for Dead Lovers Sophie Dorothea 1948
No Score Yet The October Man Jenny Carden 1948
No Score Yet A Girl in a Million Gay Sultzman 1946
No Score Yet Frenzy Christine Minetti 1945
No Score Yet The Gentle Sex Betty Miller 1943

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Mystery!
1980-2007
Selina
  • 1988
No Score Yet Tales of the Unexpected
1979-1988
Emma

QUOTES FROM Joan Greenwood CHARACTERS

Sibella
Louis, I think I've married the most boring man in London!
Duke of Chalfont
England?
Sibella
In Europe!