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Dorothy Tutin

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Birth 9 april 1930
Death 6 august 2001 (at 71 years) at Chichester (United-kingdom)

Dame Dorothy Tutin, DBE (8 April 1930 – 6 August 2001) was an English actress of stage, film and television. For her work in the theatre, she won two Olivier Awards and two Evening Standard Awards for Best Actress. She was made a CBE in 1967 and a Dame (DBE) in 2000.

Tutin began her stage career in 1949 and won the 1960 Best Actress Evening Standard Award for Twelfth Night. Having made her Broadway debut in the 1963 production of The Hollow Crown, she received a Tony Award nomination for her role in the 1968 original Broadway production of Portrait of a Queen. In the 1970s, she won a second Best Actress Evening Standard Award and twice won the Olivier Award (then the Society of London awards) for Best Actress in a Revival, for A Month in the Country and The Double Dealer. Her films included The Importance of Being Earnest (1952), The Beggar's Opera (1953), A Tale of Two Cities (1958), Savage Messiah (1972) and The Shooting Party (1985).

An obituary in The Daily Telegraph described her as "one of the most enchanting, accomplished and intelligent leading ladies on the post-war British stage. With her husky voice, deep brown eyes, wistful smile and sense of humour, she brought an enduring charm to all kinds of stage drama, ancient and modern, as well as to films and television plays in a career that spanned more than 40 years".


Dorothy Tutin was born in London on 8 April 1930, daughter of John Tutin and his wife Adie Evelyn (Fryers), a couple who married the following year. Her year of birth was sometimes given as 1931, said to disguise the circumstances of her birth, but certainly not by herself.

She was educated at St Catherine's School, Bramley, Surrey and studied for the stage at PARADA and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

Tutin was also a talented pianist, but chose acting rather than music as her vocation.

She married the actor Derek Waring, and they had two children, Nicholas and Amanda, both of whom also became actors.

Dorothy Tutin and Derek Waring remained married until her death in 2001 at the age of 71 from leukaemia. Waring died in 2007.

Tutin was created a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 1967, and raised to Dame Commander (DBE) in 2000.

Best films

Cromwell (1970)

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Ken Russell
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Athene Seyler
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Filmography of Dorothy Tutin (11 films)

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Alive and Kicking, 1h38
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Jason Flemyng, Antony Sher, Dorothy Tutin, Anthony Higgins, Bill Nighy, Philip Voss
Roles Luna
Rating64% 3.2425553.2425553.2425553.2425553.242555
Tonio, un jeune danseur homosexuel, vient d'obtenir le rôle principal du ballet Indian Summer quand il découvre qu'il est atteint du SIDA. Il refuse tout traitement qui pourrait compromettre ses talents de danseur et rencontre Jack, un homme plus âgé qui conseille des malades du SIDA et va devenir son mentor et son amant.
Great Moments in Aviation, 1h33
Directed by Beeban Kidron
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Films about sexuality, Transport films, LGBT-related films, Aviation films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Rakie Ayola, Jonathan Pryce, John Hurt, Vanessa Redgrave, Dorothy Tutin, Carmen Munroe
Roles Gwendolyn Quim
Rating60% 3.0471053.0471053.0471053.0471053.047105
Set in 1957, Great Moments in Aviation follows Gabriel Angel (Rakie Ayola), a young Caribbean woman from Grenada who embarks on a cruise to England with the intention of becoming an aviator. Upon boarding the ship, Gabriel finds herself assigned shared sleeping quarters with fellow passenger Duncan Stewart (Jonathan Pryce). The rest of the ship's passengers, including missionaries Angela Bead (Vanessa Redgrave) and Gwendolyne Quim (Dorothy Tutin) assume the two are married, and when Professor Rex Goodyear (John Hurt) appears to recognise Duncan as his old acquaintance Alasdair Birch, Duncan fosters the assumption to maintain his cover. It transpires that Duncan is a forger, who many years ago stole a Titian painting from Goodyear and had an affair with his wife. Goodyear believes that his painting is on board the ship, and leads Gabriel to believe that Duncan was responsible for his wife's death. She is furious with Duncan for lying to her, but the two go on to reconcile and later make love. Their romance is complicated by the fact Gabriel professes to have a husband waiting for her in England. She explains that he has been there for two years working, and she is joining him so that she can fulfil her lifelong dream of becoming a pilot — inspired by her grandfather Thomas (Oliver Samuels) who flew off into a storm and never came home. They begin a relationship nonetheless, supported by Angela and Gwendolyne, who also come to realise that they have feelings for one another. They each confess to having secretly been in love with the other for years, and become lovers, vowing to live together in their retirement. It comes to light that the death of Goodyear's wife was an accident, caused as he and Duncan fought over her. Duncan returns his painting, and goes on to burn all his forged documents and papers in front of Gabriel. She confesses that her marriage to Michael is over, and she and Duncan resolve to begin a life together. The film ends with Gabriel's grandmother Vesuvia (Carmen Munroe) reading her family a letter from England, informing them that Gabriel and Duncan are happy together, and are expecting a child. As the family express their delight, Gabriel flies overhead, having finally attained her pilot licence and become an aviator.
Rik Mayall Presents: Dancing Queen, 48minutes
Directed by Nick Hamm
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Rik Mayall, Helena Bonham Carter, Martin Clunes, Serena Gordon, Dorothy Tutin, Nathaniel Parker
Roles Margaret
Rating76% 3.8267953.8267953.8267953.8267953.826795
Neil is taken to his stag party by his friends Nigel and Donald. After spiking his drink, Nigel calls out for the stripper he paid, 'Pandora.' As she strips to Gary Glitter's "Do You Wanna Touch Me", Neil is feeling the immediate aftereffects of his spiked drink. After Pandora's dance, Nigel and Donald carry Neil out.
The Shooting Party, 1h38
Directed by Alan Bridges
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Historical, Romance
Actors James Mason, Edward Fox, Dorothy Tutin, John Gielgud, Gordon Jackson, Robert Hardy
Roles Lady Minnie Nettleby
Rating67% 3.395593.395593.395593.395593.39559
Octobre 1913. Au cœur de la campagne anglaise, Sir Randolph convie quelques amis dans sa propriété pour une partie de chasse réglée selon l'étiquette. L'action se passe en 1913 et fait voir le mode de vie d'aristocrates anglais rassemblés pour une chasse au faisan, par opposition avec celui des paysans du lieu venus pour servir de rabatteurs au service du plaisir des maîtres. Sûrs d'eux-mêmes et vivant dans l'opulence, ils voient se briser l'équilibre de la fête avec la mort accidentelle de l'un des chasseurs et la multiplication de troubles sociaux…
Murder with Mirrors, 1h40
Directed by Dick Lowry
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Crime
Actors Helen Hayes, Bette Davis, John Mills, Leo McKern, Dorothy Tutin, Anton Rodgers
Roles Mildred Strete
Rating62% 3.149183.149183.149183.149183.14918
Miss Marple (Helen Hayes) is reunited with her old American friend Carrie Louise Serrocold (Bette Davis) from their days touring Italy as young ladies. Miss Marple is called on to investigate possible causes of Carrie Louise's deteriorating health. However, as Miss Marple keeps her friend company, her attention is soon diverted as she stumbles over a dead body. A murderer is at large in a house of suspects (Brocket Hall), and a race against time begins.
Savage Messiah, 1h43
Directed by Ken Russell
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Peinture, Sculpture
Actors Dorothy Tutin, Helen Mirren, Lindsay Kemp, Michael Gough, John Justin, Aubrey Richards
Roles Sophie Brzeska
Rating69% 3.491523.491523.491523.491523.49152
La vie du sculpteur français Henri Gaudier-Brzeska.
Cromwell (1970)
, 2h19
Directed by Ken Hughes
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, War, Biography, Historical
Themes Political films, Films about capital punishment
Actors Richard Harris, Alec Guinness, Robert Morley, Nigel Stock, Geoffrey Keen, Dorothy Tutin
Roles Queen Henrietta Maria
Rating69% 3.4966653.4966653.4966653.4966653.496665
Oliver Cromwell is a devout Puritan, a country squire, magistrate and former member of Parliament. King Charles I's policies, including the enclosing of common land for the use of wealthy landowners and the introduction of "Popish" and "Romish" rituals into the Church of England have become increasingly grating to many, including Cromwell. In fact Charles regards himself as a devout Anglican, permitting his French Queen to practise Roman Catholicism in private but forbidding her to bring up the young Prince of Wales in that faith. Cromwell plans to take his family to the New World, but, on the eve of their departure, he is persuaded by his friends to stay and resume a role in politics.
A Tale of Two Cities, 1h52
Directed by Ralph Thomas
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Historical, Romance
Themes Political films, Films about capital punishment, French Revolution films
Actors Dirk Bogarde, Dorothy Tutin, Paul Guers, Marie Versini, Ian Bannen, Cecil Parker
Roles Lucie Manette
Rating70% 3.5439253.5439253.5439253.5439253.543925
Sydney Carton, a drunken English lawyer, discovers that Charles Darnay, a man he once defended, is a French aristocrat trying to escape the French Revolution. While he envies the man over the love of a woman, Lucie Manette, his conscience is pricked and he resolves to help him escape the guillotine.
The Beggar's Opera, 1h34
Directed by Peter Brook
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Historical, Musical, Crime
Themes Films about music and musicians, Théâtre, Musical films, Films about capital punishment, Films based on plays, Films based on operas
Actors Laurence Olivier, Dorothy Tutin, Hugh Griffith, George Rose, Stuart Burge, Stanley Holloway
Roles Polly Peachum
Rating60% 3.047813.047813.047813.047813.04781
In the 1700s, a beggar is tossed into London's Newgate jail, along with a pile of papers upon which his unfinished opera is scribbled. The beggar boasts to the other prisoners that his opera, unlike others of the day, is about a real person, the dashing highwayman Captain Macheath, who, dressed in a red coat, holds off the world with a pistol in each hand, seduces women with five notes of a tune, and generally leaps from misfortune. To the beggar's disappointment, the other prisoners point out that his hero Macheath is among them, in irons and behind bars, and Macheath, who is scheduled to be executed the next morning, admits that there is "no arguing with reality." Taking the first page of the opera, Macheath begins singing, and the beggar, encouraged by Macheath's good voice, urges him to continue, until the following story, the beggar's opera, is sung for the prison inmates: While riding to London, feeling merry and free, Macheath robs a carriage, and steals a kiss and a locket from a maiden. Later, in London, Macheath's wife, Polly Peachum, pines for him. Polly's parents, shopkeepers Mr. Peachum and his wife, are scandalized to learn from their employee Filch that Polly has secretly married the highwayman. To make the best of the situation, as they are always eager to make money, they urge her to lure Macheath into a trap and collect the reward for his capture. Meanwhile, outside of town, Macheath encounters a carriage ridden by Newgate's jailor Mr. Lockit, Lockit's daughter Lucy and Mrs. Trapes, whom Lockit is wooing. Lucy, who met Macheath when he was once imprisoned, scolds him for taking her virtue without making good on his promise to wed. When Macheath rides off, Mrs. Trapes suggests that Lucy betray him for the reward and give the money to her father. Later, during a tryst in a hayloft, Polly warns Macheath that her parents are mounting an ambush. Macheath escapes with Polly's help after a swashbuckling fight, then hides in a back room of a tavern, where he is unable to resist socializing with the prostitutes, whom he considers friends. However, prostitute Jenny Diver has been bribed by Peachum and Lockit to betray him, and with the help of her colleagues, Macheath is soon captured. From his jail cell, Macheath urges Lucy to steal the jail keys and set him free, promising to marry her in return, but then Polly shows up and he is forced to introduce the women to each other. During the night, Lucy steals the keys and releases him, but later Polly sneaks back and, finding Macheath gone from the cell, screams in anguish without thinking, thus drawing attention to his escape. Meanwhile, Macheath disguises himself in the stolen cape and gloves of a lord and slips into a gaming house to avoid making good his promise to unite with Lucy. However, the proprietor recognizes the cape and alerts Lockit and Peachum about the impostor wearing it. Back at the jail, Polly is accused of freeing Macheath and is locked in Lucy's room, where Lucy, after losing track of Macheath, attempts to drug her. When they hear the recaptured Macheath being returned to prison, Lucy and Polly proceed to Macheath's cell and demand that he choose between them. He refuses, as he will soon be hanged and sees no reason to disappoint either of them. The next morning, riding atop his coffin as it is carted through the streets to the gallows, Macheath waves farewell to the friendly crowd that has gathered to see him off. At the gallows, after kissing both Lucy and Polly goodbye, Macheath is blindfolded and awaits his fate, and the opera comes to its incomplete end. The real Macheath, who is still in the jail, protests that he should not have to hang twice. After pondering the complaint, the beggar agrees and yells for Macheath's reprieve. The rest of the prisoners join in the chant and mob the turnkey, who comes to investigate the ruckus, allowing Macheath to escape. The highwayman steals a horse from the cart containing his coffin and when safely out of London, sings that his freedom has been returned because of a beggar's opera.
The Importance of Being Earnest, 1h35
Directed by Anthony Asquith
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Théâtre, Films based on plays
Actors Michael Redgrave, Michael Denison, Edith Evans, Joan Greenwood, Dorothy Tutin, Margaret Rutherford
Roles Cecily Cardew
Rating74% 3.745923.745923.745923.745923.74592
The story takes place on February 14, 1895. It is about two gentlemen pretending to be people other than themselves. Interwoven in their story lines are two romance-stricken ladies, each possessing an unusual allegiance to the manliness of the name Ernest. London man-about-town, Jack Worthing, who hides behind the name Ernest is an aristocrat from the country with uncertain lineage. His friend, Algernon Moncrief, is of moderate means and has also created an imaginary character, Bunbury. Algernon's cousin, Gwendolyn Fairfax, has caught the eye of Jack. Jack's ward in the country, Cecily Cardew, has caught the eye of Algernon. Lady Bracknell rules the roost with her heavy-handed social mores.