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Joan Plowright

Birth Place: Brigg, North Lincolnshire, ENGLAND

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Joan Plowright STAGE CREDITS

[Broadway]
1980
Filumena Marturano

[Broadway]
1960
Josephine

[Broadway]
1958
Jean Rice


Joan Plowright Movies

[1957]Time Without Pity Agnes Cole

[1960]The Entertainer Jean Rice

[1963]Uncle Vanya Sonya

[1977]Equus Dora Strang

[1982]Brimstone & Treacle Norma Bates

[1982]Britannia Hospital Phyllis Grimshaw: The Unions

[1985]Revolution Mrs. McConnahay

[1988]The Dressmaker Nellie

[1988]Drowning by Numbers Cissie Colpitts 1

[1990]I Love You to Death Nadja

[1990]Avalon Eva Krichinsky

[1991]Enchanted April Mrs Fisher

[1993]Dennis the Menace Martha Wilson

[1993]Last Action Hero Teacher

[1994]A Pin for the Butterfly Grandma

[1994]Widows' Peak Mrs. Doyle-Counihan

[1995]Hotel Sorrento Marge Morrisey

[1995]The Scarlet Letter Harriet Hibbons

[1995]A Pyromaniac's Love Story Mrs. Linzer

[1996]101 Dalmatians Nanny

[1996]Surviving Picasso Françoise's Grandmother

[1996]Mr. Wrong Mrs. Crawford

[1996]Jane Eyre Mrs. Fairfax

[1997]The Assistant Mrs. Ida Bober

[1998]Dance with Me Bea Johnson

[1999]Tea with Mussolini Mary

[1999]Tom's Midnight Garden Mrs. Bartholomew

[2000]Dinosaur Baylene

[2002]Callas Forever Sarah Keller

[2002]Rock My World Lady Foxley

[2003]Bringing Down the House Virginia Arness

[2003]I Am David Sophie

[2004]George and the Dragon Mother Superior

[2005]Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont Mrs Palfrey

[2006]Curious George Ms. Plushbottom

[2006]Goose on the Loose Beatrice Fairfield

[2008]The Spiderwick Chronicles Aunt Lucinda Spiderwick

[2009]Knife Edge Marjorie Blake


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The 2023 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize Names 10 Finalists Including Zadie Smith, Francisca Da Silveira & More

The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize has announced 10 Finalists for its prestigious playwriting award, the oldest and largest international prize awarded to women+ playwrights.

Interview: Sheldon Epps of MY OWN DIRECTIONS: A BLACK MAN'S JOURNEY IN THE AMERICAN THEATRE Recounts the Highs & Lows of His Amazing Career

BroadwayWorld talks to Sheldon Epps about his new memoir 'My Own Directions: A Black Man's Journey in the American Theatre' that recounts his struggles and successes leading the Pasadena Playhouse for two decades and directing the Tony-nominated musicals 'Blues in the Night' and 'Play On!' on Broadway and beyond.

Mirvish Theatres Will Dim the Marquee Lights to Honour the Life of Angela Lansbury

The marquee lights of the Royal Alexandra and the Princess of Wales theatres will be dimmed on Wednesday, October 12, at 8 pm, to honour the life of the legendary Angela Lansbury, who died on Tuesday October 11, 2022 in Los Angeles at the age of 96.

VIDEO: Watch the 2021 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize Ceremony

The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize will present a virtual presentation to announce the 2021 winner of one of the most prestigious playwriting awards, and the oldest and largest prize awarded to women+ playwrights, today, April 7, 2021 at 3pm EST/ 8pm BST. Tune in right here at BroadwayWorld to watch the presentation, hosted by Pulitzer Prize-winning Playwright and Susan Smith Blackburn Prize winner (1983) Marsha Norman.

Finalists Announced For The 2021 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize

The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize has announced 10 Finalists for 2021 for its prestigious playwriting award, the oldest and largest prize awarded to women+ playwrights.

Wake Up With BWW 10/16: Tony Nominations - JAGGED LITTLE PILL, MOULIN ROUGE, and More!

Yesterday, the nominees for the 2020 Tony Awards were announced! Jagged Little Pill leads with 15 noms. Did your favorite get nominated? Check out the full list below, as well as reactions from some of the nominees! 

VIDEO: On This Day, October 16- Happy Birthday, Angela Lansbury!

Angela Lansbury has enjoyed a career without precedent. Her professional career spans more than half-a-century, during which she has flourished, first as a star of motion pictures, then as a four-time Tony Award-winning Broadway musical star, and most recently as the star of 'Murder, She Wrote,' the longest running detective drama series in the history of television.

PLAY OF THE DAY! Today's Play: UNCLE VANYA by Anton Chekhov

During this time when productions all over the world have been put on pause, we are coming together to celebrate plays that have left their mark on theater history. This week we will be focusing on the plays of Anton Chekhov. Today's play, Uncle Vanya!

Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, Aleshea Harris and More Announced as 2020 Finalists for The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize

The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize has announced 10 Finalists for its prestigious playwriting award, the oldest and largest prize awarded to women playwrights.

A TASTE OF HONEY At Trafalgar Studios Enters Its Final Four Weeks

A Taste of Honey at Trafalgar Studios must end on Saturday 29 February 2020.

National Theatre Production of A TASTE OF HONEY Opens in the West End This Week

Bijan Sheibani's (Barber Shop Chronicles, The Arrival) production of A Taste of Honey returns to the West End for the first time in 60 years this week, opening on Thursday at Trafalgar Studios. The remarkable taboo-breaking 1950s play written by Shelagh Delaney when she was just 19 will play a limited 12-week run in a co-production with Trafalgar Theatre Productions, with a press night on Monday 9 December.

Charlotte Moore Will Interview Angela Lansbury for LPTW Oral History Project at Bruno Walter Auditorium

The League of Professional Theatre Women (Shellen Lubin and Catherine Porter, Co-Presidents), an organization which has been championing women in the professional theatre for over three decades, will present an Oral History Project event with the legendary, five-time Tony Award-winning actress, Angela Lansbury on Thursday, November 14 starting at 6pm (doors at 5:30pm) in the Bruno Walter Auditorium at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts (111 Amsterdam Avenue at 65th Street). Admission to the FREE event is currently sold out.

Wake Up With BWW 10/16: THE LIGHTNING THIEF Opens, and More!

Today's top stories: The Lightning Thief officially opens tonight, and more!

Joe Mantello to Interview Angela Lansbury at Free Event Nov. 14

The League of Professional Theatre Women an organization which has been championing women in the professional theatre for over three decades, will present an Oral History Project event with the legendary, five-time Tony Award-winning actress, Angela Lansbury on Thursday, November 14 starting at 6pm in the Bruno Walter Auditorium at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts (111 Amsterdam Avenue at 65th Street). Admission to the event is FREE and seats are available on a first-come-first-seated basis. Doors will open at 5:30pm. 

The National Theatre's Production Of A TASTE OF HONEY Will Transfer To The West End

The National Theatre today announced that Bijan Sheibani's (Barber Shop Chronicles, Dance Nation) production of A Taste of Honey, the remarkable taboo-breaking 1950s play written by Shelagh Delaney when she was just 19, will transfer to the West End immediately following a nine-week UK tour. A Taste of Honey will play a limited 12-week run at Trafalgar Studios from 5 December in a co-production with Trafalgar Theatre Productions, with an opening night on Monday 9 December. Tickets will go on sale to the general public from 11 October.

Sean Mathias Directs An All-Welsh Cast In A Revival Of A PRAYER FOR WINGS At King's Head Theatre

Bill Kenwright Ltd, Swansea Grand and Alex Turner Productions present the London transfer of A PRAYER FOR WINGS, the award-winning play by internationally acclaimed Welsh-born director Sean Mathias.

Jodie Prenger Stars In The National Theatre's Production Of A TASTE OF HONEY At The Marlowe Theatre

Jodie Prenger stars in the National Theatre's production of A Taste Of Honey at The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, next month.

McCarter Announces Roster For 2019 Sallie B. Goodman Artists' Retreat

McCarter will welcome a group of esteemed and emerging playwrights and theater artists to Princeton for the Sallie B. Goodman Artists' Retreat. The annual retreat in June is a centerpiece of McCarter's LAB, a platform and creative incubator devoted to ongoing theatrical development and artist cultivation. The 2019 Retreat will take place from June 12 - June 19.

Theatricum Botanicum Presents MOBY DICK--REHEARSED By Orson Welles

A celebration of one of the greatest novels ever written and a triumph of theatrical imagination. Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum presents Moby Dick-Rehearsed by Orson Welles.

Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater Celebrates 35 Years 2019 Summer Theater Season

Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater announces its 2019 Summer Theater Season, featuring five plays, expanded family programming and special events. 

Joan Plowright FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Joan Plowright has appeared on Broadway in 3 shows.

Joan Plowright has not appeared in the West End

Joan Plowright has been nominated for several awards throughout her career. She was nominated for Actress of the Year in a New Play at the Olivier Awards for her performances in "Enjoy," "Filumena," and "The Bed Before Yesterday." Additionally, she received a nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play at the Tony Awards for her role in "A Taste of Honey."

Joan Plowright has won several awards throughout her career. She received the Actress of the Year in a New Play award at the Olivier Awards for her performance in "Filumena." Additionally, she won the Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play award at the Tony Awards for her role in "A Taste of Honey." These accolades highlight her talent and recognition in the theater industry.

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