Rita Tushingham

Rita Tushingham

Highest Rated: 100% Smashing Time (1967)

Lowest Rated: 0% Outside Bet (2012)

Birthday: Mar 14, 1940

Birthplace: Garston, Liverpool, England, UK

The daughter of a Liverpool pharmacist, Rita Tushingham developed a flair for acting while attending convent school. At 16, Rita made her first appearance at the Liverpool Rep, playing Rabbit and "Back Legs of Horse" in Toad of Toad Hall. She made her 1961 film debut in somewhat more adult fare: as Jo, the maltreated teenaged heroine of the "kitchen sink" drama A Taste of Honey, she won the BFA "most promising newcomer" award. Her fey, eccentric characterizations in such films as The Leather Boys (1963) and The Girl With Green Eyes (1963) rapidly elevated Tushingham to "critic's darling" status. By 1970, however, her love affair with the press had ended. Forming a production company with director Desmond Davis, Tushingham hoped to jump-start her film career, but things didn't turn out as planned. After a few so-so foreign films and a starring stint on the TV series No Strings, she retired in 1979, making a comeback in the 1986 film Judgement in Stone, directed by her second husband, Ousama Rawi. More recently, Rita Tushingham made a delightful appearance as Aunt Lily in An Awfully Big Adventure (1995).


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Last Night in Soho Actor 2021
No Score Yet My Name Is Lenny Reenie Joyce 2017
No Score Yet Dieter Gütt - ein Journalist Actor 2013
No Score Yet Nächte mit Joan (Spending Nights with Joan) Actor 2013
0% Outside Bet Actor 2012
No Score Yet Seamonsters Actor 2011
81% Telstar (Telstar: The Joe Meek Story) Essex Medium 2009
0% Puffball Actor 2008
No Score Yet Il Nascondiglio (The Hideout) Paula Hardyn 2007
76% Being Julia Aunt Carrie $7.7M 2004
43% Swing Mags 2000
No Score Yet Out of Depth Actor 1999
88% Under the Skin Mum 1998
No Score Yet Boy from Mercury The Mother 1996
36% An Awfully Big Adventure Aunt Lily 1995
No Score Yet The Gospel According to Harry Actor 1994
No Score Yet Resurrected Mrs. Deakin 1988
No Score Yet The Housekeeper Eunice Parchman 1987
No Score Yet Dream to Believe Jean 1986
No Score Yet Spaghetti House Kate 1982
No Score Yet Mysteries Martha Gude 1978
No Score Yet Green Eyes Actor 1977
No Score Yet Rachel's Man Actor 1977
No Score Yet The Human Factor Janice 1975
No Score Yet Rachel's Man Actor 1975
No Score Yet Loose in New York Actor 1974
No Score Yet Straight On till Morning Brenda Thompson 1972
64% The Bed Sitting Room Penelope 1969
No Score Yet The Guru Jenny 1969
No Score Yet Diamonds for Breakfast Bridget Rafferty 1968
100% Smashing Time Brenda 1967
No Score Yet The Trap (The Mad Trapper) Eve 1966
No Score Yet Mysteries Actor 1966
83% Doctor Zhivago The Girl 1965
71% The Knack...And How to Get It Nancy Jones 1965
75% The Leather Boys Dot 1964
80% Girl with Green Eyes Kate Brady 1964
89% A Taste of Honey Josephine 1961


78% The Pale Horse
Bella 2020
No Score Yet Miss Marple
Miss Elizabeth Percehouse 2006
No Score Yet Mystery!
Elizabeth Percehouse 2006
No Score Yet Neil Gaiman's Likely Stories
No Score Yet New Tricks
Elise Allen


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