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Joan Greenwood (1921–1987)


Joan Greenwood, of the plummy feline voice, was born in the well-to-do London section of Chelsea, the daughter of renowned portrait painter Sidney H. Greenwood (1887-1949). Dancing from the age of eight, she took ballet lessons and later enrolled at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA). Graduating at age 18, Joan made her theatrical debut in ... See full bio »

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 1988 Great Performances (TV Series)
Madame Mathilde Marchesi
- Melba (1988) ... Madame Mathilde Marchesi
 1985-1986 Girls on Top (TV Series)
Lady Chloe Carlton
- Lower the Donkey (1986) ... Lady Chloe Carlton
- Mr. Yummy Brownie (1986) ... Lady Chloe Carlton
- Bring Me More Flamingoes (1986) ... Lady Chloe Carlton
- Who's Ya Uncle Shelley? (1986) ... Lady Chloe Carlton (credit only)
- Big Snogs (1986) ... Lady Chloe Carlton
 1985 Past Caring (TV Movie)
Stella
 1984 Ellis Island (TV Mini-Series)
Madame Levitska
 1984 One by One (TV Series)
Mrs. Crabbe
- Doctor's Orders (1984) ... Mrs. Crabbe
 1984 Strangers and Brothers (TV Series)
Lady Boscastle
- Episode #1.6 (1984) ... Lady Boscastle
- Episode #1.3 (1984) ... Lady Boscastle
 1983 Wagner (TV Series)
Frau Dangl
 1982-1983 Triangle (TV Series)
Judith Harper
- Episode #3.1 (1983) ... Judith Harper
- Episode #2.26 (1982) ... Judith Harper
- Episode #2.25 (1982) ... Judith Harper
- Episode #2.24 (1982) ... Judith Harper
- Episode #2.23 (1982) ... Judith Harper
 1981 Play for Today (TV Series)
Dollie van der Biek
- Country (1981) ... Dollie van der Biek
 1981 Bognor (TV Series)
Duchess of Dorset
- Let Sleeping Dogs Lie: Part 6 - Feeding Time (1981) ... Duchess of Dorset
- Let Sleeping Dogs Lie: Part 5 - Dummy Run (1981) ... Duchess of Dorset
- Let Sleeping Dogs Lie: Part 1 - Dog's Dinner (1981) ... Duchess of Dorset
 1981 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)
Emma Adkins
- Bosom Friends (1981) ... Emma Adkins
 1980 Wainwright's Law (TV Series)
Hettie Moffatt
- The Birthday Party (1980) ... Hettie Moffatt
- A Short, Sharp Shock (1980) ... Hettie Moffatt
- Small Claims (1980) ... Hettie Moffatt
- The Party of the First Part (1980) ... Hettie Moffatt
- An Amicable Arrangement (1980) ... Hettie Moffatt
 1979 The Flame Is Love (TV Movie)
Duchess of Grantham
 1979 Love Among the Artists (TV Mini-Series)
Lady Geraldine Porter
- Dilemmas and Decisions (1979) ... Lady Geraldine Porter
- Successes and Surrenders (1979) ... Lady Geraldine Porter
 1978 Shadows (TV Series)
Rose
- The Rose of Puddle Fratrum (1978) ... Rose
 1978 The Water Babies
Lady Harriet
 1977 The Uncanny
Miss Malkin (segment "London 1912")
 1971 Girl Stroke Boy
Lettice Mason
 1970 The Main Chance (TV Series)
Mrs. Hilary Wenn
- The Lady Who Went Too Far (1970) ... Mrs. Hilary Wenn
 1970 It's Tommy Cooper (TV Series)
Guest - Samantha
- Episode #1.4 (1970) ... Guest - Samantha
 1970 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Louise, Duchess of Portsmouth
- In Good King Charles's Golden Days (1970) ... Louise, Duchess of Portsmouth
 1968 The Jazz Age (TV Series)
Mrs. Kent-Cumberland
- Winner Take All (1968) ... Mrs. Kent-Cumberland
 1968 Barbarella
The Great Tyrant (voice, uncredited)
 1967 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Mrs. Suez
- The Fat of the Land (1967) ... Mrs. Suez
 1966 Secret Agent (TV Series)
Nandina
- The Paper Chase (1966) ... Nandina
 1963 Steam, Sanctity and Song (TV Movie)
Narrator
 1962 The Amorous Mr. Prawn
Lady Dodo Fitzadam
 1961 Mysterious Island
Lady Mary Fairchild
 1959 After Hours (TV Series)
- Episode #2.4 (1959)
 1959 Hest på sommerferie (Short) (voice)
 1958 Target (TV Series)
Dorothy
- Turmoil (1958) ... Dorothy
 1958 Stage Struck
Rita Vernon
 1956-1957 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Ann Veronica / Antonia / Claire
- Ann Veronica (1957) ... Ann Veronica
- Policy for Love (1957) ... Antonia
- Tears in the Wind (1956) ... Claire
 1956 Man and Superman (TV Movie)
Ann Whitefield
 1955 Moonfleet
Lady Ashwood
 1955 Producers' Showcase (TV Series)
Mrs. Candle
- The King and Mrs. Candle (1955) ... Mrs. Candle
 1954 The Detective
Lady Warren
 1954 Lovers, Happy Lovers!
Norah
 1952 A Doll's House (TV Movie)
Nora
 1952 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Cast member 'The Truth About the Truth'
- Three Plays by Benn W. Levy (1952) ... Cast member 'The Truth About the Truth'
 1951 Young Wives' Tale
Sabina Pennant
 1951 The Man in the White Suit
Daphne Birnley
 1951 Mr. Peek-a-Boo
Susan
 1951 Flesh & Blood
Wilhelmina Cameron
 1949 Whisky Galore
Peggy Macroon
 1947 Bad Sister
Lottie Smith
 1947 The October Man
Jenny Carden
 1947 The Smugglers
Elizabeth
 1946 A Girl in a Million
Gay Sultzman
 1946 They Knew Mr. Knight
Ruth Blake
 1945 Latin Quarter
Christine Minetti
 1943 The Gentle Sex
Betty Miller
 1943 Save Your Shillings and Smile (Short)
Dancer (uncredited)
 1941 He Found a Star
Babe Cavour
 1941 John Smith Wakes Up (Short)
Joan
 1939 Little Ladyship (TV Movie)
Pupil at Tadworthy House School
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Stage: Appeared in Terence Rattigan's play, "In Praise of Love", at the Duchess Theatre in London, England, with Donald Sinden, Richard Warwick and Don Fellows in the cast. John Dexter was the director. See more »

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Personal Quote:

[in 1948] My films have all been unhappy ones, and I'm longing to do a comedy for a change.

Trivia:

She appeared in The Hound of the Baskervilles (1978) while her husband André Morell appeared in The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959). See more »

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