Rosemary Harris

Rosemary Harris

Highest Rated: 95% Hamlet (1996)

Lowest Rated: 19% Blow Dry (2001)

Birthday: Sep 19, 1927

Birthplace: Not Available

Acted in an Eastbourne production of Kiss and Tell in 1948, before training at RADA. Made her Broadway debut in Climate of Eden (1951) and her West End debut in The Seven Year Itch (1953). Married her first husband Ellis Rabb in 1958, shortly after he had established the APA (Association of Producing Artists) theatre company. Appeared in Laurence Olivier's 1962 Chichester production of Uncle Vanya. Played opposite Peter O'Toole in the Royal National Theatre production of Hamlet in 1964. Is a nine-time Tony Award nominee, winning the award for Best Actress in a Play in 1966 for The Lion in Winter. Won an Emmy Award for the 1974 TV serial Notorious Woman and a Golden Globe Award for the 1978 miniseries Holocaust. Was inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame in 1986. Has acted alongside her daughter Jennifer Ehle, appearing together in The Camomile Lawn (1992) and Sunshine (1999) Played the role of Peter Parker's Aunt May in the Spider-Man films in 2002, 2004 and 2007. Received the North Carolina Award for fine arts in 2007. Is a four-time Drama Desk Award winner for her New York stage work. In September 2018, took over the role of Mrs Higgins from Diana Rigg in the Broadway revival of My Fair Lady.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet The von Trapp Family: A Life of Music Older Agathe von Trapp 2015
36% Radio Free Albemuth Valis (Light Angel) $0.2M 2014
26% This Means War Nana Foster $54.8M 2012
No Score Yet Uncle Vanya Actor 2012
65% Is Anybody There? Elsie $2M 2009
88% Before the Devil Knows You're Dead Nanette $7M 2007
63% Spider-Man 3 Aunt May Parker $336.6M 2007
76% Being Julia Julia's Mother $7.7M 2004
No Score Yet Belonging May Copplestone 2004
93% Spider-Man 2 Aunt May $373.4M 2004
83% Broadway: The Golden Age Actor 2004
No Score Yet Spider-Man 2.1 (Extended Cut) Actor 2004
90% Spider-Man Aunt May $403.8M 2002
19% Blow Dry Daisy 2001
57% The Gift Annie's Grandmother $11.2M 2000
74% Sunshine Valerie Sors 2000
70% My Life So Far Gamma Macintosh 1999
95% Hamlet Player Queen 1996
81% Looking for Richard Herself 1996
No Score Yet The Little Riders Juliana Roden 1996
31% Tom & Viv Rose Haigh-Wood 1994
No Score Yet The Bridge Aunt Jude 1992
No Score Yet Camomile Lawn Actor 1992
No Score Yet The Delinquents Isobel 1990
No Score Yet Strange Interlude Mrs. Amos Evans 1990
88% Crossing Delancey Pauline Swift 1988
No Score Yet Sam, Bangs, & Moonshine Actor 1988
No Score Yet Heartbreak House Heslone 1986
No Score Yet The Ploughman's Lunch Ann Barrington 1984
No Score Yet To the Lighthouse Mrs. Ramsay 1983
No Score Yet The Chisholms Actor 1979
69% The Boys from Brazil Mrs. Doring 1978
No Score Yet The Royal Family Actor 1977
No Score Yet A Flea In Her Ear Gabrielle Chandebisse 1967
No Score Yet The Shiralee Lily Parker 1957
No Score Yet Beau Brummell Mrs. Fitzherbert 1954

TV

Credit
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955-1962
Dorothy Countess Helen Martoni Louise 1957

QUOTES FROM Rosemary Harris CHARACTERS

Aunt May says: Shame on you!

Aunt May says: You'll never guess who he wants to be. Spider-Man!

Aunt May says: We need a hero, couragous sacrificing people, setting examples for all of us. Everybody loves a hero, people line up for 'em, cheer for them, scream their names, and years later tell how they stood in the rain for hours just to get a glimpse of the one who told them to HOLD ON a second longer. I believe theres a hero in all of us, that keeps us honest, gives us strength, makes us noble. And finally gets us to die with pride. Even though sometimes we have to be steady and give up the thing we want most, even our dreams

Aunt May says: We need a hero, couragous sacrificing people, setting examples for all of us. Everybody loves a hero, people line up for 'em, cheer for them, scream their names, and years later tell how they stood in the rain for hours just to get a glimpse of the one who told them to HOLD ON a second longer. I believe theres a hero in all of us, that keeps us honest, gives us strength, makes us noble. And finally gets us to die with pride. Even though sometimes we have to be steady and give up the thing we want most, even our dreams.

Aunt May says: Sometimes we have to be steady, and give up the thing we want the most. Even our dreams.

Aunt May says: You're not Superman you know

Aunt May says: You're not Superman you know.

Nana Foster says: There are no mistakes

Nana Foster says: There are no mistakes.

Aunt May says: "Revenge is like a poison....it can turn you into something ugly."

Aunt May says: Revenge is like a poison... it can turn you into something ugly.

Aunt May says: Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us....

Aunt May says: Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us... [the Green Goblin bursts through the window]

Norman Osborn/Green Goblin says: Hahaha!

Aunt May says: [screams] DELIVER US!

Aunt May says: DELIVER US!

Norman Osborn/Green Goblin says: [laughing maniacally] Finish it. FINISH IT!

Norman Osborn/Green Goblin says: Finish it. FINISH IT!

Aunt May says: FROM EVIL!

Aunt May says: FROM EVIL!

May Parker says: Uncle Ben wouldn't want us living with revenge in our hearts, it's like a poison. It can take you over and turn us into something ugly.