Mary Ure (1933–1975)


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An enchantingly beautiful, luminous blonde, Mary Ure was born in Glasgow on February 18th, 1933. Her first film was Zoltan Korda's Storm Over the Nile (1955), a misfiring remake of The Four Feathers (1939). Next was Windom's Way (1957) - a tale of rubber plantation strikes and marital strife, but more significant events had been occurring ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 42) in London, England, UK

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

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Where Eagles Dare Mary Ellison
(1968)
Look Back in Anger Alison Porter
(1959)
Sons and Lovers Clara Dawes
(1960)
Storm Over the Nile Mary Burroughs
(1955)

Filmography

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 1974 The Wide World of Mystery (TV Series)
Jane
- The Break (1974) ... Jane
 1956-1974 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Jane#1 / Ophelia
- The Break (1974) ... Jane#1
- Hamlet (1956) ... Ophelia
 1973 Ironside (TV Series)
Liz Hamilton
- Murder by One (1973) ... Liz Hamilton
 1972 A Reflection of Fear
Katherine
 1971 The Ten Commandments (TV Series)
Magdalene
- A Bit of Family Feeling (1971) ... Magdalene
 1968 Where Eagles Dare
Mary Ellison
 1967 Custer of the West
Elizabeth Custer
 1964 The Luck of Ginger Coffey
Vera Coffey
 1964 Festival (TV Series)
Bianca
- A Florentine Tragedy (1964) ... Bianca
 1963 The Mind Benders
Oonagh Longman
 1960 Sons and Lovers
Clara Dawes
 1959 A Midsummer Night's Dream (TV Movie)
Titania
 1959 Look Back in Anger
Alison Porter
 1958 Omnibus (TV Series)
Jennet Jourdemayne
- The Lady's Not for Burning (1958) ... Jennet Jourdemayne
 1957 Windom's Way
Lee Windom
 1955 Storm Over the Nile
Mary Burroughs
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Other Works:

"Duel of Angels" (1960). Written by Jean Giraudoux. Translated by Christopher Fry. Book adapted by Christopher Fry. Directed by Robert Helpmann. Helen Hayes Theatre: 19 Apr 1960- 1 Jun 1960 (51 performances). See more »

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)

Spouse:

Robert Shaw  (her death)  (4 children) | See more »

Parents:

Colin McGregor Ure | Edith Swinburne

Relatives:

Ferdia Shaw (grandchild)
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Prior to her marriage to Robert Shaw she was recognised as the Best Shakespearean actress in Brittain. See more »

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