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Joan Greenwood

Highest Rated:   100% The Man in the White Suit (1951)
Lowest Rated:   0% The Uncanny (1978)
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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 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
71% Little Dorrit - Set
  • Actor
1988
No Score Yet 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
83% Tom Jones
  • Lady Bellaston
1963
83% Mysterious Island
  • Mary Fairchild
1961
No Score Yet Stage Struck
  • Rita Vernon
1958
75% Moonfleet
  • Lady Clarista Ashwood
1955
No Score Yet Father Brown (The Detective)
  • Lady Warren
1954
No Score Yet Young Wives' Tale
  • Sabina Pennant
1952
94% 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
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
No Score Yet Lucky Jim
  • Actor
1909

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