Pauline Collins Biography (1940-)

Born September 3, 1940, in Exmouth, England; daughter of William Henry and Mary Honora (a schoolteacher; maiden name, Callanan) Collins; married John Alderton (actor); children: Louise, two others. Addresses: Agent: Susan Smith & Associates, 121 N. San Vicente Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211.

Actress, writer
Birth Details
September 3, 1940
Exmouth, England

Famous Works

  • Film Appearances
  • Pat Lord, Secrets of a Windmill Girl, Compton, 1965
  • Charlotte Mulliner, Unpleasantness at Bludleigh Court, 1976
  • Jill Packard, Rodney Fails to Qualify, 1976
  • Minna Nordstrom, The Rise of Minna Nordstrom, 1976
  • Shirley Valentine-Bradshaw, Shirley Valentine, Paramount, 1989
  • Joan Bethel, City of Joy (also known as La cite de la joie), 1992
  • Elsa Tabori, Mutters Courage (also known as My Mother's Courage), 1995
  • Daisy "Margaret" Drummond, Paradise Road, Fox Searchlight Pictures, 1997
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Nurse, Emergency-Ward 10, 1957
  • Dawn, The Liver Birds, 1969
  • Sarah Moffat/Delice/Clemence Dumas, Upstairs, Downstairs, London Weekend Television, then PBS, 1971-73
  • Wodehouse Playhouse, 1975
  • Clara Burrell-Danby, No, Honestly, PBS, 1975
  • Sarah, Thomas and Sarah, 1979
  • Harriet Boult, Forever Green, ITV, 1989
  • Ambassador Harriet Smith, The Ambassador, 1998
  • Movies
  • Aileen Matthews, Flowers of the Forest, 1996
  • Also appeared in Knockback.
  • Miniseries
  • Country Matters II, Granada, then Masterpiece Theatre, PBS,1979
  • Maggie Hewson, The Black Tower, Anglia Television, then Mystery!, PBS, 1985
  • Specials
  • Amerika (also known as Theatre 625: Amerika), 1966
  • Kings Cross (also known as Thirty-Minute Theatre: Kings Cross-Lunch Hour), 1972
  • The School for Scandal (also known as Play of the Month: The School for Scandal), 1975
  • The 43rd Annual Tony Awards, 1989
  • Episodic
  • Samantha Briggs, "The Faceless Ones," Doctor Who, 1967
  • (Uncredited) Sarah Moffat/Delice/Clemence Dumas, "Whither Shall I Wander?," Upstairs, Downstairs, PBS, 1975
  • Also appeared in Tales of the Unexpected.
  • Stage Appearances
  • (Stage debut) Sabina, A Gazelle, Park Lane, Theatre Royal, Windsor, England, 1962
  • (London debut) Lady Janet Wigton, Passion Hotel, Prince of Wales,London, 1965
  • Lou, The Erpingham Camp, Royal Court Theatre, London, 1967
  • Nancy Gray, The Happy Apple, Hampstead Theatre, London, 1967
  • Cecily Cardew, Importance of Being Earnest, Haymarket Theatre, London, 1968
  • Brenda Cooper, The Night I Chased the Women with an Eel, Comedy Theatre, London, 1969
  • Rosemary and Claire, Come As You Are, New Theatre, London, 1970
  • Nancy Gray, The Happy Apple, Apollo Theatre, London, 1970
  • Judy, Judies, Comedy Theatre, 1974
  • Minnie Symperson, Engaged, National Theatre Company, Old Vic Theatre, London, 1976
  • Lucy, "Mother Figure," Paula, "Drinking Companion," Polly, "Between Mouthfuls," Milly, "Gosforth's Fete," and Beryl, "A Talk in the Park," in Confusions, Apollo Theatre, 1976
  • Yeliena Ivanova, The Bear, Royal Court Theatre, 1978
  • Rattle of a Simple Man, 1980
  • Phoebe Craddock, Romantic Comedy, Apollo Theatre, 1983
  • (Broadway debut) Title role, Shirley Valentine, Booth Theatre, 1989
  • Memoir
  • Letter to Louise: A Loving Memoir to the Daughter I Gave Up for Adoption More than Twenty-Five Years Ago, 1992

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