Geraldine McEwan

Actor, Director
Like Judi Dench, Geraldine McEwan is a British actress best known for her stage roles who has also made the occasional foray into film and television. Born and raised in Windsor, she began her acting career as a ... Read more »
Born: 05/08/1932 in Berkshire, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (31)

Miss Marple Series III 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

By the Pricking of My Thumbs 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Miss Marple, Series II: The Moving Finger 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The Lazarus Child 2006 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Sittaford Mystery 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Miss Marple: A Murder is Announced 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Miss Marple: The Murder at the Vicarage 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Miss Marple: What Mrs. McGillicuddy Saw 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Pure 2005 (Movie)

Nanna (Actor)

Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit 2005 (Movie)

Miss. Thripp (Voice)

Vanity Fair 2004 (Movie)

Lady Southdown (Actor)

The Magdalene Sisters 2003 (Movie)

Sister Bridget (Actor)

Food of Love 2002 (Movie)

Novotna (Actor)

Contaminated Man 2000 (Movie)

(Actor)

Love's Labour's Lost 2000 (Movie)

Holofernia (Actor)

The Love Letter 1999 (Movie)

Miss Scattergoods (Actor)

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves 1991 (Movie)

Mortianna (Actor)

Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit 1990 (Movie)

Mother (Actor)

Henry V 1989 (Movie)

Alice (Actor)

Foreign Body 1986 (Movie)

Lady Ammanford (Actor)

Mapp & Lucia 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Escape From The Dark 1975 (Movie)

Miss Coutts (Actor)

The Bawdy Adventures of Tom Jones 1975 (Movie)

Lady Bellaston (Actor)

The Dance of Death 1970 (Movie)

Alice (Actor)

No Kidding 1961 (Movie)

Catherine Robinson (Actor)

Barchester Chronicles (TV Show)

Actor

Carrie's War (TV Show)

Actor

Moses (TV Show)

Actor

Sleeping Murder (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Like Judi Dench, Geraldine McEwan is a British actress best known for her stage roles who has also made the occasional foray into film and television. Born and raised in Windsor, she began her acting career as a teenager and gradually made her way through various repertory companies to land in the mid-1950s at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon. After joining the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1961, McEwan distinguished herself in such roles as Beatrice in "Much Ado About Nothing" and Ophelia in "Hamlet". Over the course of the next three decades, the actress amassed a formidable array of credits, originating roles in such contemporary classics as Joe Orton's "Loot" (1965) and tackling many of the classics like "The School for Scandal" (her Broadway debut in 1963), "The Rivals" (in 1983) and more recently, the absurdist "The Chairs" (a return to Broadway in 1998).

Relationships

Nora McKeown

Mother

Claudia Crutwell

Daughter

Greg Crutwell

Son

Hugh Crutwell

Husband
married on May 17, 1953

Donald McKeown

Father

Milestones

2003

Co-starred in the Irish-set drama "Magdalene Sisters"

2000

Co-starred in Kenneth Branagh's musicalization of "Love's Labour's Lost"

1999

Made cameo appearance in "Titus"

1999

Had featured role as the town busybody in "The Love Letter"

1998

Returned to Broadway opposite Richard Briers in Eugene Ionesco's "The Chairs"

1996

Cast as Miriam, the sister of Ben Kingsley's "Moses

1991

Last film role to date, Mortianna in "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves"" in the TNT miniseries

1990

Played the heroine's starchy evangelist mother in the three-part BBC miniseries "Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit" (an edited version aired on A&E in the USA)

1989

Appeared as Alice in Kenneth Branagh's version of "Henry V"

1982

Co-starred in the British miniseries "The Barchester Chronicles" (aired on "Masterpiece Theatre" in the USA in 1984)

1978

Played the title role in the Scottish TV miniseries "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie" (aired in the USA on PBS)

1976

Had role of Lady Bellaston in "The Bawdy Adventures of Tom Jones"

1968

Co-starred with Laurence Olivier in the film version of Strindberg's "The Dance of Death"

1965

Appeared in the original production of Joe Orton's black comedy "Loot"

1964

American TV acting debut in "The Thomas Hart Benton Story", an episode of the NBC series "Profiles in Courage"

1963

Broadway debut as Lady Teazle in "The School for Scandal"

1961

Film acting debut in "No Kidding/Beware of Children"

1961

Was a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company; essayed such roles as Olivia in "Twelfth Night", Beatrice in "Much Ado About Nothing" and Ophelia in "Hamlet"

1958

Toured the Soviet Union with the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre

1957

Played Frankie Adams in the London production of "A Member of the Wedding"

1956

Early British TV credit, "George and Margaret" for ITV

1955

Had the title role in "Patience" in Brighton

1951

London debut in "Who Goes There!"

1946

Stage acting debut as an attendant to Hippolyta in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" in Windsor, England

Returned to the National Theatre, starring in such plays as "The Rivals" and "You Can't Take It With You"

Appeared as cranky spinster who hired "Mulberry" in the British sitcom

Was a member of the National Theatre

Directed stage production of "As You Like It" (for the Renaissance Theatre Company)

Played opposite Prunella Scales in the four-part series "Mapp & Lucia" (aired on PBS in 1986)

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