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Joan Bakewell

Joan Bakewell was born on April 16, 1933 in Stockport, Cheshire, England as Joan Dawson Rowlands. She is a writer and actress, known for On the Town (1978), Out of the West (1967) and Forward to Retirement (1966). She was previously married to Jack Emery and Michael Bakewell. See full bio »

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Known For

On the Town
On the Town Herself - Presenter
(1980)
Out of the West
Out of the West Herself - Presenter
(1967)
Forward to Retirement
(1966)
The Sunday Programme
The Sunday Programme Herself - Interviewer / Herself - Presenter / Herself
(2003-2007)

Filmography

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  Forward to Retirement (TV Mini-Series) (1 episode, 1966) (narrative script - 9 episodes, 1966)
- Organising A Pre-Retirememt Course (1966) ... (narrative script)
- Finding SomethingTo Do (1966) ... (narrative script)
- Leisure for Pleasure (1966) ... (narrative script)
- Keeping Healthy (1966) ... (narrative script)
 1964-1965 Meeting Point (TV Series documentary) (script - 2 episodes)
- Learning to Live (1965) ... (script)
- What Kind of Loving? (1964) ... (script)
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Show Show Self (76 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

TV commercial for Police recruitment campaign.

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Interview | See more »

Alternate Names:

Dame Joan Bakewell | Joan Bakewell CBE | Joan Bakewell DBE
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Personal Quote:

The liberal mood back in the 60s was that sex was pleasurable and wholesome and shouldn't be seen as dirty and wicked. The Pill allowed women to make choices for themselves. Of course, that meant the risk of making the wrong choice. But we all hoped girls would grow to handle the new freedoms wisely. Then everything came to be about money: so now sex is about money, too. Why else sexualise the ... See more »

Trivia:

British Culture Secretary, Chris Smith, appointed her as the new Chair of the British Film Institute in 1999. She has been a BFI Governor since 1994, and served as Deputy Chair to Alan Parker, now Chairman of the newly formed industry organisation, the Film Council. See more »

Nickname:

The Thinking Man's Crumpet

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Aries

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