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Dorothy Tutin (1930–2001)

Dame Dorothy Tutin's esteemed company of peers included other remarkable dames, including Judi Dench and Maggie Smith. Unlike these others, Dorothy had limited screen time over the years and would develop the respect but not the stardom afforded the other two outside the realm of the theatre. Dorothy was born in London on April 8, 1930, the ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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 1998 This Could Be the Last Time (TV Movie)
 1996 Alive and Kicking
 1995 The Great Kandinsky (TV Movie)
 1994 Scarlett (TV Mini-Series)
Lady Fenton
- Episode #1.4 (1994) ... Lady Fenton
 1994 Great Moments in Aviation
Gwendolyne Quim
 1993 Young Indiana Jones (TV Series)
Annie Besant
- Benares, January 1910 (1993) ... Annie Besant
 1993 Dancing Queen (TV Movie)
 1993 Heartbeat (TV Series)
Amanda Young
- A Talent for Deception (1993) ... Amanda Young
 1992 Casualty (TV Series)
Doreen Jackson
- Silent Night (1992) ... Doreen Jackson
 1992 Party Time (TV Short)
 1992 Anglo Saxon Attitudes (TV Mini-Series)
Dollie Stokesay
- Episode #1.3 (1992) ... Dollie Stokesay
- Episode #1.2 (1992) ... Dollie Stokesay
- Episode #1.1 (1992) ... Dollie Stokesay
 1991 Ruth Rendell Mysteries (TV Series)
Mrs. Crilling
- A New Lease of Death: Part Three (1991) ... Mrs. Crilling
- A New Lease of Death: Part Two (1991) ... Mrs. Crilling
- A New Lease of Death: Part One (1991) ... Mrs. Crilling
 1990 The Bill (TV Series)
Cheryl Curtess-Brown
- Near the Knuckle (1990) ... Cheryl Curtess-Brown
 1989 The Yellow Wallpaper (TV Movie)
Mrs. Stamford
 1989 All Creatures Great and Small (TV Series)
Jenny Garston
- Mending Fences (1989) ... Jenny Garston
 1986 Unnatural Causes (TV Series)
- Evensong (1986) ... Louise
 1986 Shades of Darkness (TV Series)
Kathleen Drover
- The Demon Lover (1986) ... Kathleen Drover
 1986 Robin Hood (TV Series)
Lady Margaret of Gisburne
- The Cross of St. Ciricus (1986) ... Lady Margaret of Gisburne
 1985 Theatre Night (TV Series)
- The Father (1985) ... Laura
 1985 The Shooting Party
Lady Minnie Nettleby
 1984 A Kind of Alaska (TV Movie)
 1983 King Lear (TV Movie)
 1983 Number 10 (TV Mini-Series)
Margot Asquith
 1983 Landscape (TV Movie)
 1982 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)
- The Eavesdropper (1982) ... Moira
 1982 La ronde (TV Movie)
 1982 Play for Today (TV Series)
- Life After Death (1982) ... Meg
 1982 Playhouse: The Combination (TV Movie)
Mother - Mrs Bedford
 1980 The Double Dealer (TV Movie)
Lady Plyant
 1977 Ghosts (TV Movie)
Mrs Alving
 1977 Sister Dora (TV Mini-Series)
Sister Dora / Dorothy Pattison
- Part 3 (1977) ... Sister Dora
- Part 2 (1977) ... Sister Dora
- Part 1 (1977) ... Dorothy Pattison
 1975 Willow Cabins (TV Movie)
 1973 Vienna 1900 (TV Mini-Series)
Beate Heinold
- Mother and Son (1973) ... Beate Heinold
 1972 Savage Messiah
Sophie Brzeska
 1972 The Spy's Wife (Short)
Hilda Tyler
 1971 Aquarius (TV Series)
Kate in Old Times
- Episode dated 5 June 1971 (1971) ... Kate in Old Times
 1968 The Jazz Age (TV Series)
Dolly Urquhart
- The Princess (1968) ... Dolly Urquhart
 1968 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Father (1968) ... Laura
 1968 From Chekhov with Love (TV Movie)
 1956-1960 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Captain Alison Graham / Princess Victoria / Hedvig / ...
- Victoria Regina (1957) ... Princess Victoria
- The Wild Duck (1957) ... Hedvig
- The Living Room (1956) ... Rose Pemberton
 1960 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Mini-Series)
- Twentieth Century Theatre: Colombe (1960) ... Colombe
 1959 Antigone (TV Movie)
 1959 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Joan Bridey
- The Scent of Fear (1959) ... Joan Bridey
 1957 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
 1956 H.M. Tennent Globe Theatre (TV Series)
Mrs. de Winter / Rose Pemberton
- Rebecca (1956) ... Mrs. de Winter
- The Living Room (1956) ... Rose Pemberton
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Other Works:

She acted in Repertoire Season in the National Theatre production at the Lyttelton, Olivier, and Cottesloe Theatres in London, England in William Wycherley's play, "The Country Wife;" Sean O'Casey's play, "The Plough and the Stars;" Harley Granville Barker's play, "The Madras House;" Ben Jonson's play, "Volpone;" Ferenc ... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Dame Dorothy Tutin


5' 4½" (1.64 m)

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Born in London and educated at St Catherine's school in Bramley, Surrey, she tended to be a reclusive, self-conscious child, which was propelled by the sudden death of her 10-year-old elder brother Eric when she was only six. See more »

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