Virginia McKenna

Virginia McKenna

  • Highest Rated: 94% Born Free (1966)
  • Lowest Rated: 23% Golden Years (2016)
  • Birthday: Jun 7, 1931
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Beautiful in a hearty, big-sister fashion, British actress Virginia McKennastudied her craft at the Central School of Speech Training and Dramatic Art. Two years after her 1950 professional stage debut, McKenna appeared in her first film. While she could breeze through comedy with flair and abandon, McKenna was equally effective with such stark dramatic material as Carve Her Name With Pride (1957) and A Town Like Alice (1958). Once married to actor Denhom Elliot, McKenna wed a second time to Bill McKenna, who became her leading man onscreen as well as off in films like The Smallest Show on Earth (1958) and Ring of Bright Water (1969). Virginia McKenna's most successful film was the pro-ecological Born Free (1966); her experiences while filming this Africa-based drama inspired her to write two volumes of memoirs.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

23% Golden Years Actor 2016
62% Sliding Doors James' Mother 1998
No Score Yet September Violet 1996
No Score Yet Born Free: A New Adventure Joy Adamson 1996
No Score Yet Staggered (Mad Wedding) Flora 1994
No Score Yet Duel Of Hearts Lady Brecon 1992
No Score Yet Camomile Lawn Actor 1992
No Score Yet The First Olympics: Athens 1896 Actor 1984
No Score Yet Tony Palmer's Film About Puccini Actor 1984
No Score Yet The Chosen Eva 1977
No Score Yet Swallows and Amazons Mrs. Walker 1976
No Score Yet Christian: The Lion at World's End Actor 1976
No Score Yet The Gathering Storm Actor 1974
No Score Yet The Edwardians Actor 1974
No Score Yet The Lion at World's End (Christian the Lion) (The Lion That Thought He Was People) Narrator 1971
33% Waterloo Duchess of Richmond 1970
83% Ring of Bright Water Mary MacKenzie 1969
No Score Yet An Elephant Called Slowly Ginny 1969
No Score Yet The Lions Are Free Actor 1969
94% Born Free Joy Adamson 1966
No Score Yet Two Living, One Dead Helen Berger 1961
No Score Yet The Wreck of the Mary Deare Janet Taggart 1959
No Score Yet Carve Her Name with Pride Violette Bushell Szabo 1958
No Score Yet The Barretts of Wimpole Street Henrietta 1957
No Score Yet The Smallest Show on Earth Jean Spenser 1957
No Score Yet A Town Like Alice (Rape of Malaya) Jean Paget 1956
No Score Yet The Ship That Died of Shame Helen Randall 1955
No Score Yet Simba Mary Crawford 1955
No Score Yet The Cruel Sea Julie Hallam 1953
No Score Yet Father's Doing Fine Catherine 1952

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Miss Marple
2004-2013
  • 2005
No Score Yet Mystery!
1980-2007
Belle Goedler
  • 2005
No Score Yet The Camomile Lawn
1992

QUOTES FROM Virginia McKenna CHARACTERS

Wellington
Napoleon is not a gentleman.
Duchess of Richmond
What an Englishman you are!
Wellington
On the battlefield his hat is worth fifty thousand men. But he's not a gentleman!