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Ellen Terry (I) (1847–1928)


Legendary British stage actress who made a few silent film appearances. The daughter of strolling players, she was born in Coventry into an almost exclusively theatrical family. Her grandparents were actors, as were all six of her siblings. But only her son, Edward Gordon Craig, would in any way approach her fame in the theatre, albeit as a ... See full bio »

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 1922 The Bohemian Girl
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 1922 Potter's Clay
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 1919 Her Greatest Performance
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 1918 Victory and Peace
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 1897 Miss Ellen Terry, Afternoon Tea (Short)
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 1897 Miss Ellen Terry Gathering Flowers (Short)
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 1995 Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood (TV Mini-Series documentary)
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- Opportunity Lost (1995) ... Buda, the Nurse (uncredited)
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The Old Vic Theatre (formerly known as the Royal Victoria Hall) in London, England held an annual "Shakespeare Birthday Festival" where she appeared with Matheson Lang, Russell Thorndike, Sybil Thorndike, Lilian Braithwaite, Joyce Carey, Florence Saunders, Nellie Hutin Britton, Gertrude Elliot and Ben Webster in the cast. Ben ... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Dame Ellen Terry | Ethel Terry
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Imagination, industry, and intelligence - the three I's - are all indispensable to the actress, but of these three the greatest is, without doubt, imagination. See more »

Trivia:

Although married to George Frederick Watts, her children Edith Ailsa Geraldine Craig (9 December 1869 - 1947) and Edward Gordon Craig (16 January 1872 - 1966) were fathered by architect Edward Godwin, who deserted them. Terry and Watts separated a year after they married, but didn't divorced until 1877. See more »

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