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Claire Bloom is a Actor British born on 15 february 1931 at Finchley (United-kingdom)

Claire Bloom

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Birth name Patricia Claire Blume
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 15 february 1931 (93 years) at Finchley (United-kingdom)
Awards Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire

Patricia Claire Blume CBE (born 15 February 1931) is an English film and stage actress whose career has spanned over six decades. She is famous for leading roles in plays such as A Streetcar Named Desire, A Doll’s House, and Long Day's Journey into Night, and has starred in nearly sixty films.

After an uprooted and unstable childhood in war-torn England, Bloom studied drama, which became her passion. She had her debut on the London stage when she was sixteen, and soon took roles in various Shakespeare plays. They included Hamlet, in which she played Ophelia alongside Richard Burton, with whom she would have a "long and stormy" first love affair. For her Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, critic Kenneth Tynan stated it was “the best Juliet I've ever seen.” And after she starred as Blanche in A Streetcar Named Desire, its playwright, Tennessee Williams, was "exultant," stating, "I declare myself absolutely wild about Claire Bloom."

In 1952, Bloom was discovered by Hollywood film star Charlie Chaplin, who had been searching for months for an actress with "beauty, talent, and a great emotional range," to co-star alongside him in Limelight. It became Bloom's film debut and made her into an international film star. During her lengthy film career, she starred alongside numerous major actors, including Richard Burton, Laurence Olivier, John Gielgud, Paul Scofield, Ralph Richardson, Yul Brynner, George C. Scott, James Mason, Paul Newman and Rod Steiger, whom she would marry.

In 2010, Bloom played the role of Queen Mary in the British film, The King's Speech, and she currently acts in British films. She was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2013 Birthday Honours for services to drama.


Bloom has married three times. Her first marriage, in 1959, was to actor Rod Steiger, whom she had met when they both performed in the play Rashomon. Their daughter is opera singer Anna Steiger, Bloom's only child. Steiger and Bloom divorced in 1969. In that same year, Bloom married producer Hillard Elkins. The marriage lasted three years and the couple divorced in 1972. Bloom's third marriage on 29 April 1990, was to writer Philip Roth, her longtime companion. The couple divorced in 1995.

Bloom has written two memoirs about her life and career. The first, Limelight and After: The Education of an Actress, was released in 1982 and was an in-depth look at her career and the film and stage roles she had portrayed. Her second book, Leaving a Doll's House: A Memoir, was published in 1996 and went into greater details about her personal life; she discussed not only her marriages but also her affairs with Richard Burton, Laurence Olivier, and Yul Brynner. The book created a stir when Bloom described her marriage with Philip Roth. Soon after, Roth wrote a "revenge novel" I Married a Communist (1998), in which the character of Eve Frame appeared to represent Bloom.

Best films

Mighty Aphrodite (1995)
Limelight (1952)
Charly (1968)

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Filmography of Claire Bloom (54 films)

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Max Rose
Max Rose (2016)

Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Dean Stockwell, Jerry Lewis, Kerry Bishé, Kevin Pollak, Claire Bloom, Illeana Douglas
Roles Eva Rose
Rating61% 3.09653.09653.09653.09653.0965
Max Rose (Jerry Lewis) is an aging jazz pianist who learns that his wife of 50 years may have been unfaithful to him.
And While We Were Here, 1h23
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Kate Bosworth, Claire Bloom, Jamie Blackley, Iddo Goldberg
Roles Grandma Eves
Rating57% 2.852042.852042.852042.852042.85204
Leonard, mari de Jane (Kate Bosworth), se voit partir à Naples pour son travail. Quant à Jane, elle le suit pour découvrir et enfin pouvoir écrire les enregistrements de sa grand-mère, qui a vécu deux guerres dans sa vie. C'est en voulant visiter le château de Naples qu'elle fait la rencontre d'un certain garçon qui aime les blagues.
And While We Were Here, 1h20
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Films about sexuality, Transport films
Actors Kate Bosworth, Jamie Blackley, Claire Bloom, Iddo Goldberg
Roles Grandma Eves
Rating57% 2.852042.852042.852042.852042.85204
Jane (Kate Bosworth) and her husband, Leonard (Iddo Goldberg), travel to the Island of Ischia, where Leonard has been hired to teach and perform with his instrument of choice, the viola. Jane and Leonard have a strained marriage, with Leonard, in Jane's belief, not being a supportive or caring husband. Jane is writing a sort of memoir about her grandmother's experiences in the world wars while her husband is at work. While out on a walk to avoid the isolation she faces alone in the couple's hotel room, she meets the young and outgoing nineteen-year-old Caleb, with whom she strikes up an acquaintance. The two spend the afternoon together and share a dinner later that night. Caleb and Jane run away from the restaurant without paying making Jane feel alive, before Caleb confessing to her that he paid the bill when he went to the bathroom. Caleb asks for Jane's phone number but she refuses and catches a ferry back to her hotel room.
Day of the Siege, 1h54
Directed by Renzo Martinelli
Genres Drama, War, Adventure, Historical
Actors F. Murray Abraham, Enrico Lo Verso, Alicja Bachleda-Curuś, Jerzy Skolimowski, Piotr Adamczyk, Antonio Cupo
Roles Rosa Cristofori
Rating43% 2.1571452.1571452.1571452.1571452.157145
Beginning after the First Siege of Vienna the century before, the film brings viewers through the various conflicts between European Christianity and Turkish Islam which led up to the events of September 11, 1683 and the Battle of Vienna. It shows the alleged circumstances of the 2nd siege of Vienna and the assault of Ottoman Turks led by Kara Mustafa (Enrico Lo Verso) against the Habsburg monarchy. The assault was stopped by King Jan III Sobieski (Jerzy Skolimowski), and curtailed Turkish expansion into European Christendom.
The King's Speech, 1h58
Directed by Tom Hooper
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical
Themes Politique, Political films, Buddy films, Films about language and translation, Films about royalty
Actors Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter, Guy Pearce, Timothy Spall, Derek Jacobi
Roles Queen Mary
Rating79% 3.998443.998443.998443.998443.99844
Prince Albert, Duke of York, the second son of King George V, stammers through his speech closing the 1925 British Empire Exhibition at Wembley Stadium, while the resulting ordeal is being broadcast by radio worldwide. The Duke has given up hope of a cure, but his wife, Elizabeth, persuades him to see Lionel Logue, an Australian speech therapist in London. During their first session, Logue breaches royal etiquette by referring to the Prince as "Bertie", a name used only by his family. When the Duke decides Logue's methods and manner are unsuitable, Logue wagers a shilling that the Duke can recite Hamlet's "To be, or not to be" soliloquy without trouble while listening to "The Marriage of Figaro" on headphones. Logue records his performance on an acetate record. Convinced he has stammered throughout, Prince Albert leaves in anger, declaring his condition "hopeless" and dismissing Logue. Logue offers him the recording as a keepsake.
Kalamazoo? (2006)
, 1h47
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Josie Davis, Mayim Bialik, Claire Bloom, Chita Rivera, Renee Taylor, Michael Boatman
Roles Eleanor
Rating46% 2.3492052.3492052.3492052.3492052.349205
Carol (Josie Davis) , Maggie (Mayim Bialik) et Joan (Joanna Clare Scott) sont trois amies qui ont choisi des différents modes de vie. Les filles retournent à Kalamazoo, Michigan pour une soirée de remise des diplômes. Mais les trois amies découvrent une capsule temporelle contenant des prédictions. Horrifié à l'idée d'avoir leurs objectifs inassouvis rendus publics, elles décident de voler la capsule de temps et de la détruire. Mais doivent faire face à la vie qu'elles ont laissé derrière elles, y compris leurs anciens amours et leurs familles.
The Ten Commandments (TV series), 2h47
Directed by Robert Dornhelm
Origin USA
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about slavery, Films about religion, Films based on the Bible, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Dougray Scott, Naveen Andrews, Claire Bloom, Omar Sharif, Silas Carson, Mía Maestro
Rating53% 2.652932.652932.652932.652932.65293
Moses's mother, Jochebed, saves her baby from the edict of the Pharaoh that all newborn male Hebrew children must die by placing him in a basket on the Nile River. He is found by the Pharaoh's daughter Bithia and adopted into the royal house.
The Republic Of Love, 1h35
Directed by Deepa Mehta
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Bruce Greenwood, Emilia Fox, Edward Fox, Kate Lynch, David Huband, Kate Kelton
Rating59% 2.9966952.9966952.9966952.9966952.996695
The plot centers on a charismatic radio talk show host, Tom Avery (Bruce Greenwood), and his "mermaid researcher" girlfriend Fay (Emilia Fox). Tom has had a turbulent past with relationships and has had three divorces before the age of 40. Many of Tom's ex-wives turn out to be friends of Fay's. Fay is the opposite from Tom and has an overly high expectation of the men she dates; she expects perfection and wants to emulate her parents' rock-solid marriage. One day, it turns out that Fay's parents' marriage is not as perfect as it seemed and it breaks down suddenly, after 40 years of "wedded bliss". Fay panics and feels insecure in her own relationship and forces Tom to go to great efforts to convince the woman who has become his fiancée that their relationship is different and that they are meant for each other.
Imagining Argentina, 1h47
Directed by Christopher Hampton
Genres Drama, Thriller, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Politique, Transport films, Political films, Films about Latin American military dictatorships
Actors Antonio Banderas, Emma Thompson, Kuno Becker, Leticia Dolera, Rubén Blades, Claire Bloom
Roles Sara Sternberg
Rating60% 3.047013.047013.047013.047013.04701
The movie is set during the Dirty War in 1970s Buenos Aires, Argentina, where the military government is abducting those opposed to its rule. Cecilia, a dissident journalist, is kidnapped by the secret police to join the ranks of the 'disappeared'. Cecilia had earlier published a provocative article in her outrage over the disappearance of students protesting bus fares.
Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin, 2h12
Directed by Richard Schickel
Origin USA
Genres Biography, Documentary
Themes Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry
Actors Sydney Pollack, Woody Allen, Richard Attenborough, Claire Bloom, Geraldine Chaplin, Michael Chaplin
Roles Self
Rating78% 3.9199953.9199953.9199953.9199953.919995
In chronological order explore the work of Charlie Chaplin and shed light on the controversies related to his personal life.
Yesterday's Children
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantasy
Actors Jane Seymour, Clancy Brown, Kyle Howard, Claire Bloom, Stanley Anderson, Hume Cronyn
Roles Maggie
Rating69% 3.49593.49593.49593.49593.4959
Jenny Cole vit avec son mari et son fils aux États-Unis. Elle est enceinte d'un deuxième enfant et sujette à des rêves récurrents qui la transportent des décennies plus tôt dans une petite ville d'Irlande, où elle voit une femme, Mary Sutton, mère de quatre enfants et battue par un mari alcoolique. Jenny en parle à sa mère, qui lui montre les dessins qu'elle faisait quand elle était enfant. À sa grande surprise, ses visions sont identiques aux dessins. Jenny et sa mère font des recherches au cadastre et apprennent que les visions correspondent à un petit village du comté de Fingal, Malahide, dans les années 1930. Jenny décide de se rendre en Irlande avec sa famille pour éclaircir le mystère qui plane autour de la famille Sutton, persuadée d'être chargée d'une mission.
What the Deaf Man Heard, 2h
Directed by John Kent Harrison
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Matthew Modine, James Earl Jones, Frankie Muniz, Claire Bloom, Tom Skerritt, Bernadette Peters
Roles Mrs. Tynan
Rating69% 3.492583.492583.492583.492583.49258
During a stop on a bus trip, 10-year-old Sammy Ayers' mother Helen ventures into a bar, while Sammy sleeps on the bus. Helen is murdered as the bus leaves. At the last bus stop in Georgia, Sammy is woken up and realizes that his mother has disappeared. He takes to heart her warning to "keep quiet." He is taken in by the bus station manager, Norm, and informally adopted by Lucille as the entire small town looks after him. As Sammy grows to adulthood, he pretends to be deaf and mute as a self-protective device. Over a 20-year period, he hears many secrets and confidences. However, when he hears something harmful he decides to take action, to protect the townspeople who have become his family, revealing his secret.
Daylight (1996)
, 1h54
Directed by Rob Cohen
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Disaster, Action, Adventure
Themes La fin du monde, Disaster films, American disaster films
Actors Sylvester Stallone, Amy Brenneman, Viggo Mortensen, Dan Hedaya, Jay O. Sanders, Lee Oakes
Roles Eleanor Trilling
Rating59% 2.9518052.9518052.9518052.9518052.951805
In Upstate New York, a waste management firm loads barrels of toxic waste onto trucks, intending to illegally dispose of them. They are shown heading into a tunnel under the Hudson River between Lower Manhattan and Jersey City, New Jersey along with several other commuters, including struggling playwright Maddy Thompson (Amy Brenneman), some young offenders, a vacationing family, an elderly couple, and a mountain climber named Roy Nord (Viggo Mortensen). Meanwhile, a gang of diamond thieves in a stolen car try to escape the NYPD by racing into the tunnel. The gang force their way through the north tube traffic, spilling the diamonds all over the floor of the car. While a female thief tries to retrieve them, she pushes the gas pedal to the floor, causing the driver to lose control, smashing though a security booth and into one of the trucks, killing them instantly. The waste barrels explode, causing the other trucks to explode and setting off a chain reaction. The tunnel entrances cave in, and a devastating fireball sweeps through the tunnel, incinerating thousands of cars and people.
Mighty Aphrodite, 1h35
Directed by Woody Allen
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films based on mythology, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about prostitution, Films based on Greco-Roman mythology, Erotic thriller films, Films based on Greco-Roman mythology
Actors Woody Allen, Mira Sorvino, Helena Bonham Carter, Michael Rapaport, F. Murray Abraham, Claire Bloom
Roles Amanda's Mother
Rating69% 3.497713.497713.497713.497713.49771
The film opens on ancient Greek ruins where a chanting Greek chorus introduces and narrates the story of Lenny Weinrib (Woody Allen). Lenny is a sportswriter in Manhattan, married to ambitious curator Amanda (Helena Bonham Carter). The couple decide to adopt a baby, a boy they name Max. Lenny is awed by their son who, it becomes increasingly clear, is a gifted child.