Pauline Collins

Pauline Collins

  • Highest Rated: 80% Quartet (2013)
  • Lowest Rated: 18% The Time of Their Lives (2017)
  • Birthday: Sep 3, 1940
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • British lead and supporting actress Pauline Collins is most closely associated with the role of Shirley Valentine from the play and 1988 film. For her portrayal of the frowsy British housewife who escapes to Greece to find herself, Collins won a Golden Globe, a BAFTA award, and an American Oscar nomination. For the theatrical version, which opened in 1989 at the Booth Theater in New York, she won many awards including a Tony, a Drama Desk Award, and the Outer Critics Circle Award. In Great Britain, Collins is perhaps best known for her many years as a television actress in shows such as Upstairs Downstairs, Thomas and Sarah, and Forever Green, in which she co-starred with her husband, John Alderton. In 1997, Collins played a leading role in Paradise Road, the story of women incarcerated in a POW camp during WWII who defied their Japanese captors by founding a vocal orchestra.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

18% The Time of Their Lives Actor 2017
54% Dough Joanna $1.2M 2016
80% Quartet Cissy Robson $18.1M 2013
56% Albert Nobbs Mrs. Baker $3.1M 2012
45% You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger Cristal $3.3M 2010
No Score Yet Man and Boy Betty Silver 2010
43% From Time to Time Mrs. Tweedle 2009
No Score Yet Mrs. Caldicot's Cabbage War Thelma Caldicot 2002
48% Paradise Road Margaret Drummond 1997
No Score Yet My Mother's Courage Elsa Tabori 1996
56% City of Joy Joan Bethel 1992
71% Shirley Valentine Shirley Valentine-Bradshaw 1989
No Score Yet Agatha Christie's 'Sparkling Cyanide' Actor 1983
No Score Yet Thomas & Sarah Actor 1978
No Score Yet Country Matters Actor 1972
No Score Yet Secrets of a Windmill Girl Pat Lord 1967

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

82% Merlin
2009-2012
Alice
  • 2011
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2014
Miss Flite Thyrza Grey
  • 2011
  • 2006
94% Doctor Who
2006
Queen Victoria
  • 2006
No Score Yet Mystery!
1980-2007
Maggie
  • 1988
68% Doctor Who
1963-1989
Samantha Briggs
  • 1982
  • 1974
No Score Yet Upstairs Downstairs
1971-1975
Sarah
  • 1974
No Score Yet Bleak House
2005
No Score Yet Tales of the Unexpected
1979-1988
Eve Peregrine Pat Lewis

QUOTES FROM Pauline Collins CHARACTERS

Shirley Valentine-Bradshaw
I have led a very little life.