Mary Ure

Actor
Fiery lead of the London stage, in occasional films. Ure's first husband was playwright John Osborne, for whom she starred in both the stage (1956) and screen (1960) versions of "Look Back in Anger"; she received her ... Read more »
Born: 02/17/1933 in United Kingdom

Filmography

Actor (8)

A Reflection of Fear 1973 (Movie)

Katherine (Actor)

Custer of the West 1968 (Movie)

Elizabeth Custer (Actor)

Where Eagles Dare 1968 (Movie)

Mary Ellison (Actor)

The Luck of Ginger Coffey 1963 (Movie)

Vera (Actor)

The Mind Benders 1963 (Movie)

Onagh Longman (Actor)

Sons and Lovers 1960 (Movie)

Clara Dawes (Actor)

Look Back in Anger 1959 (Movie)

Alison Porter (Actor)

Windom's Way 1957 (Movie)

Lee Windom (Actor)

Biography

Fiery lead of the London stage, in occasional films. Ure's first husband was playwright John Osborne, for whom she starred in both the stage (1956) and screen (1960) versions of "Look Back in Anger"; she received her widest acclaim for her sensual performance as Clara in "Sons and Lovers" (1960). Her second husband was Robert Shaw, whom she later divorced. Ure died of an overdose of alcohol and barbiturates at age 42.

Relationships

John Osborne

Husband
married on August 11, 1957 divorced

John Osborne Actor

Husband

Robert Shaw Actor

Husband
Married 1963 until her death 1975

Robert Shaw

Husband
divorced born in 1927 died in 1978

EDUCATION

Central School of Speech and Drama

London , England
studied to become drama teacher; appeared in a different play every three weeks and changed major to acting

Milestones

1973

Last film, "A Reflection of Fear"

1960

Earned Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination for her work in "Sons and Lovers"

1956

Starred in the London production of "Look Back in Anger" (by then husband John Osborne); recreated her role in Tony Richardson's film version (1960)

1954

Discovered by impresario Hugh Beaumont while performing in Central School productions; made London stage debut in "Time Remembered"

1950

During the Festival of Britain, was chosen to play Mary in the York Mystery Plays after winning a nationwide search at age 16 (date approximate)

Won a BBC scholarship after graduation but did not accept

Signed to a film contract with Alexander Korda; made screen debut in Korda's "Storm Over the Nile" (1955)

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