Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
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Madge Ryan Biography (1919-)
Born January 8, 1919, in Townsville, Queensland, Australia; daughter of Michael Edward and Sarah Josephine (Brady) Ryan; married Michael Rumble (divorced). Addresses: Office--54 Blenheim Terrace, St. John's Wood, London NW8.
- Birth Details
- January 8, 1919
- Townsville, Australia
Credits; STAGE APPEARANCES
- Birdie, The Little Foxes, Independent Theatre, North Sydney, Australia, 1945.
- Pearl, Summer of the Seventeenth Doll, National Theatre, Sydney, 1956, then New Theatre, London, 1957, later Coronet Theatre, New York City, 1958.
- Leila Pratt, The Shifting Heart, Duke of York's Theatre, London, 1959.
- Dolly, The Pleasure Garden, Pembroke Theatre, Croydon, England, 1960.
- Lottie Lacey, The Dark at the Top of the Stairs, Pembroke Theatre, 1961.
- The nurse, Time and Yellow Roses, St. Martin's Theatre, London, 1961.
- Sarah, The Glad and the Sorry Season, Royal Theatre, Bath, England, 1962.
- Kath, Entertaining Mr. Sloane, Wyndham's Theatre, London, 1964.
- Title role, Mother Courage, National Theatre Company (NTC), Old Vic Theatre, London, 1965.
- Mrs. Maisie Madigan, Juno and the Paycock, Old Vic Theatre, 1966.
- Gertrude, Hamlet (also see below), Bristol Old Vic Company, City Center Theatre, New York City, 1967.
- Mistress Overdone, Measure for Measure, City Center Theatre, 1967.
- The nurse, Romeo and Juliet, City Center Theatre, 1967.
- Lizzy Sweeny, Philadelphia, Here I Come!, Lyric Theatre, London, 1967.
- Mrs. Furnival, Black Comedy, and as the fortune teller, White Liars (double-bill), Sydney and Melbourne, Australia, 1968.
- Madame Alexandra, Colombe, Citizens' Theatre, Glasgow, Scotland, 1970.
- Marjorie, A Hearts and Minds Job, Hampstead, London, 1971.
- Madame Renaud, Traveller without Luggage, Thorndike Theatre, Leatherhead,England, 1972.
- Mrs. Elliot, Epitaph for George Dillon, Young Vic Theatre, London, 1972.
- Mrs. Weston, Say Goodnight to Grandma, St. Martin's Theatre, 1973, laterat Leeds, England, 1974.
- Madame Arkadina, The Seagull, Northcott Theatre, Exeter, England, 1974.
- Mrs. Warren, Mrs. Warren's Profession, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Birmingham, England, 1975.
- Lady Bracknell, The Importance of Being Earnest, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, 1975.
- Cornelia, The White Devil, Old Vic Theatre, 1976.
- Nurse, Medea, Wyndham's Theatre, 1993.
- Appeared as Lavinia, The Cocktail Party, and as Smilja, Captain Carvallo,both at Independent Theatre; appeared as Mrs. Foresight, Love for Love, NTC,Old Vic Theatre. Toured as Mrs. Foresight, Love for Love, Germany and Russia, 1965; toured as Gertrude, Hamlet, as Mistress Overdone, Measure for Measure, and as the nurse, Romeo and Juliet, all U.S., European, and Israeli cities,1967; toured as Felicity, The Shadow Box, Cambridge Theatre Company, 1979.
Credits; FILM APPEARANCES
- Mrs. Finch, Witness in the Dark, J. Arthur Rank, 1959.
- Sergeant Tuck, Upstairs and Downstairs, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1960.
- George's wife, Hand in Hand, Columbia, 1960.
- Millie Brooks, Tiara Tahiti, Zenith, 1962.
- Mrs. Clapper, Doctor in Distress, J. Arthur Rank, 1963.
- Stella, Summer Holiday, American International, 1963.
- Kitty, This Is My Street, Warner Bros./Pathe, 1964.
- Aunt Mary, The Strange Affair, Paramount, 1968.
- Mother, I Start Counting, United Artists, 1970.
- Dr. Branom, A Clockwork Orange, Warner Bros., 1971.
- Michael's mother, Endless Night (also known as Agatha Christie's EndlessNight), British Lion, 1971.
- Beecham, Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? (also known as Too Many Chefs and Someone Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe), Warner Bros., 1978.
- Rose Flood-Porter, The Lady Vanishes, J. Arthur Rank, 1979.
- Woman with dog, Splitting Heirs, Universal, 1993.
- Also appeared as Margaret, Kokoda Crescent, 1989.
Credits; TELEVISION APPEARANCES; EPISODIC
- Beattie, "The Countess Alice," Masterpiece Theatre, PBS, 1993.
Credits; OTHER TELEVISION APPEARANCES
- Violet Jessop, S. O. S. Titanic (movie), ABC, 1979.
- Mrs. Oliver, Moll Flanders (special), PBS, 1980.
- Arabella Codsall, A Horseman Riding by (series), syndicated, 1982.
- Also appeared in Anna Christie, One Day of the Year, Sherlock Holmes, andThe Rainbirds.
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