Diane Cilento (1932–2011)


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Diane Cilento was an Australian actress from Queensland. She had partial Italian descent. She was once nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. For a theatrical role as Helen of Troy, Cilento was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play. In 1932, Cilento was born in Mooloolaba, a coastal suburb of the ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Known For

The Wicker Man Miss Rose
(1973)
Tom Jones Molly Seagrim
(1963)
Hombre Jessie
(1967)

Filmography

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 1993-1994 Halfway Across the Galaxy and Turn Left (TV Series)
Authoritax / Principa / principa
- We Live on the Best One (1994) ... Authoritax / Principa
- Trial by Lava (1994) ... Authoritax / Principa
- We're Them Now (1994) ... Authoritax / principa
- The Jackson Mutiny (1994) ... Authoritax / Principa
- Homesickness (1994) ... Authoritax / principa
 1983 For the Term of His Natural Life (TV Mini Series)
Lady Elinor Devine
- Episode #1.3 (1983) ... Lady Elinor Devine
- Episode #1.2 (1983) ... Lady Elinor Devine
- Episode #1.1 (1983) ... Lady Elinor Devine
 1982 Duet for Four
Margot Mason
 1980 Big Toys (TV Movie)
Mag
 1978 Tycoon (TV Series)
Diana Clark
- End to a Beginning (1978) ... Diana Clark
- Hunter's Moon (1978) ... Diana Clark
- Clark's Last Coup (1978) ... Diana Clark
- Sleeping on Grass (1978) ... Diana Clark
- Return to Go (1978) ... Diana Clark
 1975 The Tiger Lily
Charlotte Brain
 1975 Affairs of the Heart (TV Series)
Elizabeth Damerel
- Elizabeth (1975) ... Elizabeth Damerel
 1973 The Wicker Man
Miss Rose
 1973 Thriller (TV Series)
Clara
- Spell of Evil (1973) ... Clara
 1973 Hitler: The Last Ten Days
Hanna Reitsch
 1972 Z.P.G.
Edna
 1972 The Persuaders! (TV Series)
Kate Sinclair
- A Death in the Family (1972) ... Kate Sinclair
 1969 ITV Sunday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Lady Sarah Bellasize
- Rogues Gallery: The Prude Pursued (1969) ... Lady Sarah Bellasize
- Rogues Gallery: A Bed Full of Miracles (1969) ... Lady Sarah Bellasize
- Rogues Gallery: The Fearful Image (1969) ... Lady Sarah Bellasize
- Rogues Gallery: The Timorous Rake (1969) ... Lady Sarah Bellasize
- Rogues Gallery: The Wicked Stage (1969) ... Lady Sarah Bellasize
 1969 Rogues' Gallery (TV Series)
Lady Sarah Bellasize
- The Prude Pursued (1969) ... Lady Sarah Bellasize
- A Bed-Full of Miracles (1969) ... Lady Sarah Bellasize
- The Fearful Image (1969) ... Lady Sarah Bellasize
- The Timorous Rake (1969) ... Lady Sarah Bellasize
- The Wicked Stage (1969) ... Lady Sarah Bellasize
 1968 Negatives
Reingard
 1968 Late Night Horror (TV Series)
Lady Sannox
- The Kiss of Blood (1968) ... Lady Sannox
 1967 Dial M for Murder (TV Movie)
Margo Wendice
 1967 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
Penelope
- Another Moon Called Earth (1967) ... Penelope
 1967 Hombre
Jessie
 1966 Court Martial (TV Series)
- La Belle France (1966)
 1965 Blackmail (TV Series)
Euphrasia Jones
- Cut Yourself a Slice of Throat (1965) ... Euphrasia Jones
 1965 The Agony and the Ecstasy
Contessina de'Medici
 1965 Once Upon a Tractor (Short)
Geraldine
 1964 Rattle of a Simple Man
Cyrenne
 1964 The Third Secret
Anne Tanner
 1959-1964 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Esmerelda / Camila
- Camino Real (1964) ... Esmerelda
- The Bridge of San Luis Rey (1959) ... Camila
 1964 Festival (TV Series)
Lysistrata
- Lysistrata (1964) ... Lysistrata
 1963 Espionage (TV Series)
Lina
- Festival of Pawns (1963) ... Lina
 1963 Tom Jones
Molly Seagrim
 1962 I Thank a Fool
Liane Dane
 1957-1961 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Jeannette / Anna Christopherson
- Jeannette (1961) ... Jeannette
- Anna Christie (1957) ... Anna Christopherson
 1961 The Naked Edge
Mrs. Heath
 1961 Vanity Fair (TV Series)
Becky Sharp
- Part 1 (1961) ... Becky Sharp
 1960 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Sadie Thompson
- Rain (1960) ... Sadie Thompson
 1960 Stop Me Before I Kill!
Denise Colby
 1959 Jet Storm
Angelica Como
 1959 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Anne
- The Concert (1959) ... Anne
 1958 Television World Theatre (TV Series)
Nina Evans / Nina Leeds
- Strange Interlude: Part 2 (1958) ... Nina Evans
- Strange Interlude: Part 1 (1958) ... Nina Leeds
 1957 The Truth About Women
Ambrosine Viney
 1957 Paradise Lagoon
Tweeny
 1957 A Novel Affair
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
 1956 The Taming of the Shrew (TV Movie)
Bianca
 1955 The Alcoa Hour (TV Series)
Small Servant
- The Small Servant (1955) ... Small Servant
 1955 The Woman for Joe
Mary
 1955 Passage Home
Ruth Elton
 1954 The Passing Stranger
Jill
 1953 Meet Mr. Lucifer
Woman in street (uncredited)
 1953 All Hallowe'en (Short)
Harriet
 1952 Moulin Rouge
Midinette (uncredited)
 1952 Dead on Course
Jeannette
 1951 A Tomb with a View (TV Movie)
Amy Heron
 1951 Captain Horatio Hornblower
Maria Hornblower (voice, uncredited)
Show Show Writer (2 credits)
Show Show Director (1 credit)
Show Show Producer (1 credit)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Stunts (1 credit)
Show Show Self (35 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (19 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

She acted in Carlo Goldoni's play, "The Artful Widow", that was adapted by Frederick Davies and Sparks for Greenwich Theatre in London, England with Frank Barrie, Richard Kane, Timothy Carlton, Michael Deacon, John Kane and Richard Mayes in the cast. Ian Watt Smith was the director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 2 Interviews | 23 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Diana Cilento

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)

Spouse:

Anthony Shaffer  (his death) | See more »

Children:

Jason Connery

Parents:

Raphael Cilento | Phyllis Cilento

Relatives:

Dashiell Connery (grandchild)
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Trivia:

During the early 1980s was working on a AUD $3.1million film to be titled 'The Great Lover' about Rudolph Valentino, which would have been her debut as a feature film director. Producer was to be Hilary Linstead, based on a script co-written by Cilento and co-producer Patrick Hockey (which in turn was based on earlier script by George Mikkell). Filming was scheduled to be shot in Brisbane, ... See more »

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Aries

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