Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
Joan Greenwood to James Handy
Joan Greenwood Biography (1921-1987)
Born March 4, 1921, in Chelsea, London, England; died of an apparent heart attack in London, February 28, 1987; daughter of Sydney Earnshaw and Ida (Waller) Greenwood; married Andre Morell (died). Addresses: OFFICE--c/o TheSpotlight, 42 Cranbourn Street, London WC2, England.
- Birth Details
- March 4, 1921
- London, Chelsea, England
- Death Details
- February 28, 1987
- London, England
Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE APPEARANCES
- STAGE DEBUT--Louisa, The Robust Invalid, Apollo Theatre, London, 1938.
- NEW YORK DEBUT--Lucasta Angel, The Confidential Clerk, Morosco Theatre, 1954.
- Timpson, Little Ladyship, Strand Theatre, London, 1939.
- Little Mary, The Women, Lyric Theatre, London, 1939, then Strand Theatre,London, 1940.
- Pamela Brent, Dr. Brent's Household, Richmond Theatre, London, 1940.
- Rise Above It, Q Theatre, London, 1941.
- Wendy, Peter Pan, Adelphi Theatre, London, 1941.
- Netta, Striplings, Q Theatre, London, 1943.
- Henriette, Damaged Goods, Whitehall Theatre, London, 1943.
- Ellie Dunn, Heartbreak House, Cambridge Theatre, London, 1943.
- performed with the Worthing Repertory Company, U.K., 1944.
- Lady Teazle, School for Scandal, title role, Cleopatra, Nora Helmer, A Doll's House, all at the Oxford Playhouse, U.K., 1945.
- Bertha, Frenzy, St. Martin's Theatre, London, 1948.
- Sabina Pennant, Young Wives' Tale, Savoy Theatre, London, 1949.
- title role, Peter Pan, Scala Theatre, London, 1951.
- Noel Thorne, The Uninvited Guest, St. James's Theatre, London, 1953.
- a visitor, The Moon and the Chimney, Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh, Scotland,1955.
- Gillian Holroyd, Bell, Book, and Candle, Phoenix Theatre, London, 1955.
- Mrs. Mallett, Cards of Identity, Royal Court Theatre, London, 1956.
- title role, Lysistrata, Royal Court Theatre, 1957, then Duke of York's Theatre, London, 1958.
- Hattie, The Grass Is Greener, St. Martin's Theatre, London, 1958.
- Title role, Hedda Gabler, Oxford Playhouse, 1960.
- Hedda Rankin, The Irregular Verb to Love, Criterion Theatre, London, 1961.
- Calantha, The Broken Heart and Elena, Uncle Vanya, both at the ChichesterFestival, U.K., 1962.
- title role, Hedda Gabler, New Arts Theatre, then St. Martin's Theatre, London, 1964.
- Olga, Oblomov, New Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, then transferred as Son ofOblomov to the Comedy Theatre, London, 1964.
- Valentina Ponti, Those That Play the Clowns, American National Theatre Academy (ANTA) Theatre, New York City, 1966.
- Julia Sterroll, Fallen Angels, Vaudeville Theatre, London, 1967.
- title role, Candida, Richmond Theatre, London, 1968.
- Mrs. Rogers, The Au Pair Man, Duchess Theatre, London, 1969.
- Lady Kitty, The Circle, New Theatre, Bromley, U.K, 1970.
- Miss Madrigal, The Chalk Garden, Arnaud Theatre, Guildford, U.K., 1970.
- the Diva, "Before Dawn," Lydia Crutwell, "After Lydia," both part of In Praise of Love, Duchess Theatre, London, 1973.
- Madame Ranevsky, The Cherry Orchard, Leeds Playhouse, U.K., 1976.
Credits; MAJOR TOURS
- Wendy, Peter Pan, U.K. cities, 1942.
- Ellie Dunn, Heartbreak House, with the Entertainment National Service Association (ENSA), U.K. cities, 1943.
- Ophelia, Hamlet and Celia, Volpone, both U.K. cities, 1944.
- It Happened in New York, U.K. cities, 1945.
- Stella, Eden End, U.K. cities, 1972.
Credits; PRINCIPAL FILM APPEARANCES
- FILM DEBUT--My Wife's Family, 1941.
- Whiskey Galore, Ealing, 1948.
- The Man in the White Suit, Universal, 1951.
- Father Brown (The Detective), Columbia, 1955.
- Moonfleet, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), 1955.
- Stage Struck, Buena Vista, 1958.
- The Hound of the Baskervilles, United Artists, 1959.
- The Mysterious Island, Columbia, 1961.
- Tom Jones, Lopert, 1963.
- Also appeared in Girl in a Million, 1946; The October Man, 1947; Sarabandfor Dead Lovers (also known as Saraband), 1948; Flesh & Blood, 1949; Sibella, Kind Hearts and Coronets, 1949; Bad Lord Byron, 1951; The Young Wives'Tale, 1951; The Importance of Being Earnest, 1952; Knave of Hearts (also known as Lovers, Happy Lovers!), 1954; The Amorous Mr. Prawn, 1962; The Water Babies, 1978; Also: The Gentle Sex, They Knew Mr. Knight, Latin Quarter, The ManWithin, The White Unicorn, Train of Events, Mr. Peek-a-Boo, The Moonshiners,Boy Stroke Girl, and The Uneasy.
Credits; PRINCIPAL TELEVISION APPEARANCES
- All British television: King & Mrs. Candle, Man and Superman, Fat ofthe Land, Good King Charles, Golden Days, Love Is the Flame, Love Among the Artists, Wainwright's Law, Bognor, Strangers and Brothers, One by One, The Best of Friends, Country, Triangle, and Wagner.
- Ellis Island (mini-series), CBS, 1985.
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