Dorothy Tutin

Actor
Outside of England, where she enjoyed a long and distinguished stage career, actress Dorothy Tutin remained relative unknown. Viewers of PBS might recall her from her occasional appearances in acclaimed fare like "The ... Read more »
Born: 04/08/1930 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (13)

Alive & Kicking 1997 (Movie)

Luna (Actor)

Body and Soul 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Shades of Fear 1993 (Movie)

Gwendolyn Quinn (Actor)

Agatha Christie's "Murder With Mirrors" 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

King Lear 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

The Shooting Party 1983 (Movie)

Lady Minnie Nettleby (Actor)

Vienna 1900: Games With Love and Death 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Savage Messiah 1972 (Movie)

Sophie (Actor)

Cromwell 1970 (Movie)

Queen Henrietta Maria (Actor)

A Tale of Two Cities 1958 (Movie)

Lucie Manette (Actor)

The Great Kandinsky (TV Show)

Actor

The Six Wives of Henry VIII (TV Show)

Actor

The Yellow Wallpaper (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Outside of England, where she enjoyed a long and distinguished stage career, actress Dorothy Tutin remained relative unknown. Viewers of PBS might recall her from her occasional appearances in acclaimed fare like "The Six Wives of Henry VIII" (1971, as Anne Boleyn) or "The Yellow Wallpaper" (1989) or "The Great Kandinsky" (1995), just as art-house movie goers would remember her sterling performances in "Savage Messiah" (1972) and "The Shooting Party" (1984). Still, her stage work in both classical and contemporary roles remained the high point of her career.

Relationships

Eric

Half-Brother
born c. 1925 died c. 1935 son from mother's first marriage

Laurence Olivier Actor

Companion
had relationship when they worked together on the film "The Beggar's Opera" (1953)

John Tutin

Father
designed the rudder used on the liner the "Queen Mary"

Adie Tutin

Mother
had been married previously

Derek Waring

Husband
married from 1963 until her death

Amanda Waring

Daughter
married to actor Robert Daws

Nicholas Waring

Son

EDUCATION

Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

London , England 1949

dropped out of school at age 15 to pursue music career

St Catherine's School

Bramley , Surrey

Milestones

1999

Starred opposite Joss Ackland in a London stage production of "The Gin Game"

1998

Acted in the British telefilm "This Could Be the Last Time"

1996

Final film role, played the slightly dotty head of a dance company in "Alive & Kicking/Indian Summer"

1995

Acted in "The Great Kandinsky"

1994

Cast as Lady Fenton in the CBS miniseries "Scarlett", a sequel of sorts to "Gone With the Wind"

1993

Had supporting role in the British telefilm "The Dancing Queen"

1989

Appeared in "A Little Night Music"

1987

Acted in the London production of Neil Simon's "Brighton Beach Memoirs"

1985

Cast as Bette Davis' middle-aged daughter in the CBS TV-movie "Agatha Christie's 'Murder With Mirrors'"

1985

Had leading role in Pinter's play "A Kind of Alaska"

1984

Was featured in the ensemble of the elegiac film "The Shooting Party"

1984

Delivered fine turn as Goneril to Olivier's "King Lear" (syndicated)

1982

Portrayed Sarah Bernhardt in the British play "After the Lions"

1978

As member of the National Theatre, starred as Lady Macbeth, Cleopatra and Madame Ranevskya

1974

Starred in the British TV series "South Riding"

1972

Had widest film exposure as Sophie Breska in Ken Russell's "Savage Messiah"

1970

Starred as Kate in Harold Pinter's play "Old Times" in London

1968

Returned to Broadway as Queen Victoria in "Portrait of a Queen"

1968

Had stage success as Rosalind in "As You Like It"; performed at Stratford, in London and in Los Angeles

1963

Portrayed Polly Peachum in "The Beggar's Opera" on stage in London

1963

Broadway debut, "The Hollow Crown"

1958

Was a company member at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre at Stratford-upon-Avon, the precursor of the Royal Shakespeare Company

1958

Acted with Dirk Bogarde in the film "A Tale of Two Cities"

1957

Co-starred in John Osbourne's play "The Entertainer"

1954

Won notice for playing Sally Bowles in "I Am a Camera" on stage in London

1953

Co-starred with Laurence Olivier in the film version of "The Beggar's Opera"; played Polly Peachum

1953

First leading role on London stage in "The Living Room"

1952

Film debut, "The Importance of Being Earnest"; played Cecily

1950

Joined the Bristol Old Vic Theatre

1949

Stage debut in "The Thistle and the Rose"

Played Anne Boleyn in "The Six Wives of Henry VIII"

Enjoyed a stage triumph in "A Month in the Country"

Raised in London

During WWII, evacuated from London to Harrogate

Bonus Trivia

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Made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II in 1967.

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Made a Dame of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II in December 1999.

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