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Vivien Merchant (1929–1982)

Vivien Merchant was born on July 22, 1929 in Manchester, England as Ada Thompson. She was an actress, known for Frenzy (1972), Alfie (1966) and The Offence (1972). She was married to Harold Pinter. She died on October 3, 1982 in London, England. See full bio »

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(age 53) in London, England, UK

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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 1982 Crown Court (TV Series)
Judge
- Face Value: Part 1 (1982) ... Judge
 1980 A Tale of Two Cities (TV Mini-Series)
Miss Pross
- Part 8 (1980) ... Miss Pross
- Part 7 (1980) ... Miss Pross
- Part 6 (1980) ... Miss Pross
- Part 5 (1980) ... Miss Pross
- Part 4 (1980) ... Miss Pross
 1980 Breakaway (TV Series)
Isabel Black
- The Local Affair: Part 4 (1980) ... Isabel Black
- The Local Affair: Part 2 (1980) ... Isabel Black
- The Local Affair (1980) ... Isabel Black
 1977 Secret Army (TV Series)
Mlle. Gunet
- Growing Up (1977) ... Mlle. Gunet
 1977 The Velvet Glove (TV Series)
Elizabeth Fry
- Beyond This Life (1977) ... Elizabeth Fry
 1977 The Lover (TV Movie)
Sarah
 1975 The Maids
Madame
 1973 Softly Softly: Task Force (TV Series)
Maggie Jarman
- Cover (1973) ... Maggie Jarman
 1973 The Homecoming
Ruth
 1968-1973 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Jane Noble / Dona Ana / Evelyn Daly
- The Common (1973) ... Jane Noble
- Don Juan in Hell (1971) ... Dona Ana
 1972 A War of Children (TV Movie)
Nora Tomelty
 1972 Under Milk Wood
Mrs. Pugh
 1972 The Offence
Maureen Johnson
 1971 Aquarius (TV Series)
Anna in Old Times
- Episode dated 5 June 1971 (1971) ... Anna in Old Times
 1970 Skyscrapers (TV Movie)
Audley
 1969-1970 ITV Sunday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Audley / Augusta Fullam / Maureen Instance
- Skyscrapers (1970) ... Audley
- Wicked Women: Augusta Fullam (1970) ... Augusta Fullam
- The Full Cheddar (1969) ... Maureen Instance
 1970 Wicked Women (TV Series)
Augusta Fullen
- Augusta Fullan (1970) ... Augusta Fullen
 1969/I Alfred the Great
Freda
 1968 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Tessa
- Funeral Games (1968) ... Tessa
 1967 Accident
Rosalind
 1966 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
Ella
- Ella (1966) ... Ella
 1966 Seven Deadly Sins (TV Series)
Jane
- My Friend Corby (1966) ... Jane
 1966 Alfie
Lily Clamacraft
 1966 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
Natalia Petrovna / Gertrude
- Focus (1966) ... Gertrude
 1965 Tea Party (TV Movie)
 1965 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Kathy Grayson
- The Fall of the Sparrow (1965) ... Kathy Grayson
 1960-1963 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Angela Fairbourne / Rose Blatchford / Sally Gibbs
- In Confidence (1963) ... Angela Fairbourne
- The Honeymooners (1960) ... Rose Blatchford
- Night School (1960) ... Sally Gibbs
 1963 Maupassant (TV Series)
Freda Dowie
- Wives and Lovers (1963) ... Freda Dowie
 1963 The Lover (TV Movie)
Sarah
 1962 Studio 4 (TV Series)
Olivia
- The Weather in the Streets (1962) ... Olivia
 1960 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Girl
- A Night Out (1960) ... Girl
 1959 The Infamous John Friend (TV Mini-Series)
'Crown Inn' landlady
- Episode #1.4 (1959) ... 'Crown Inn' landlady
 1955 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Elsa Perkins
- The Fifty Mark (I) (1955) ... Elsa Perkins
 1948 Virtuoso (TV Movie)
Miss Coleman
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She acted in August Strindberg's play, "The Father," at the Greenwich Theatre in London, England with Patrick Allen and Bill Wallis in the cast. Keith Hack was director. See more »
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Married to and divorced from playwright Harold Pinter, in many of whose works she appeared, most unforgettably as Ruth in The Homecoming (1973) See more »

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