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Eleanor David is a Actor British born on 14 march 1956 at Lincolnshire (United-kingdom)

Eleanor David

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Birth name Maria Eleanor David
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 14 march 1956 (63 years) at Lincolnshire (United-kingdom)

Maria Eleanor David (born 14 March 1956, Lincolnshire, England) is an English actress who has worked on projects in the UK, the US and New Zealand. She won positive reviews for her starring role in biopic Sylvia, in which she played pioneering educationalist Sylvia Ashton-Warner.

David has appeared in multiple films and television programmes. Her work includes BAFTA-nominated comedy Comfort and Joy directed by Bill Forsyth, mini-series Paradise Postponed, Mike Leigh's Topsy-Turvy, and Alan Parker's film of Pink Floyd The Wall, in which she played the wife of the main character.


Elle est apparue dans plusieurs films et émissions de télévision, y compris Pink Floyd The Wall d'Alan Parker, Comfort and Joy réalisé par Bill Forsyth, Paradise Postponed , et Topsy-Turvy de Mike Leigh. En 1985, Eleanor David a tenu le rôle de Sylvia Ashton-Warner dans le biopic Sylvia ; Janet Maslin, du New York Times, a commenté sa prestation en écrivant : « Miss David a une ressemblance frappante avec la femme qu'elle incarne et en donne une interprétation intelligente et pleine de compassion, limitée seulement par la vénération sans apprêt avec laquelle les cinéastes abordent le personnage de Sylvia ».

Best films

Pink Floyd – The Wall (1982)
Topsy-Turvy (1999)

Usually with

Axel Corti
Axel Corti
(1 films)
Bill Forsyth
Bill Forsyth
(1 films)
Mike Leigh
Mike Leigh
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Eleanor David (12 films)

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House of Boys, 1h57
Genres Drama, Musical theatre, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Layke Anderson, Udo Kier, Joanna Scanlan, Stephen Fry, Christopher McHallem, Eleanor David
Rating65% 3.2965853.2965853.2965853.2965853.296585
Gay teenager, Frank (Layke Anderson) is part of a typical bourgeois family in Luxembourg in 1984. For unknown reasons, he decides to run away with his best friend, Rita. They settle in Amsterdam, where Frank starts enjoying life. When Rita leaves with her boyfriend, Frank is left with no place to go. He goes to a public house called the "House of Boys" in which young, attractive men dance and provide sexual services for older men. The place is run by the mysterious performer and drag queen Madame (Udo Kier), who takes Frank in and employs him. In the club he meets Angelo, who aspires to transition from male to female, and raises funds for her gender reassignment surgery; and Jake (Benn Northover), a veteran performer and favorite of customers, who considers himself to be straight. Frank falls in love with him, but struggles with Jake's claim of heterosexuality in light of his male-hustler lifestyle. Jake's long time girlfriend steals his money and uses it to have an abortion. He breaks up with her and finds comfort in Frank's arms. They start a relationship which for both seems to transcend superficial sex into love. Soon Jake begins to fall ill, faints, and develops spots on his skin. He's diagnosed with AIDS. Meanwhile, Europe sees the start of the AIDS epidemic. The remainder of the film chronicles Jake's decline and eventual death while the "House of Boys" closes. The closing scenes show Frank travelling to Morocco to scatter Jake's ashes over the sea.
Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk Stocking
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Rupert Everett, Ian Hart, Neil Dudgeon, Tamsin Egerton, Perdita Weeks, Eleanor David
Roles Mary Pentney
Rating67% 3.3977353.3977353.3977353.3977353.397735
Sherlock Holmes est poussé par Watson à enquêter sur la mort d'une jeune fille repêchée sur les rives de la Tamise. L'enquête débouche sur une affaire de meurtres en série où les jeunes victimes sont retrouvées avec un bas de soie enfoncé dans la gorge.
Topsy-Turvy, 2h40
Directed by Mike Leigh
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Jim Broadbent, Allan Corduner, Timothy Spall, Lesley Manville, Eleanor David, Dexter Fletcher
Roles Fanny Ronalds
Rating73% 3.6974953.6974953.6974953.6974953.697495
On the opening night of Princess Ida at the Savoy Theatre in January 1884, composer Sir Arthur Sullivan (Allan Corduner), who is ill from kidney disease, is barely able to make it to the theatre to conduct. He goes on a holiday to Continental Europe hoping that the rest will improve his health. While he is away, ticket sales and audiences at the Savoy Theatre wilt in the hot summer weather. Producer Richard D'Oyly Carte (Ron Cook) has called on Sullivan and the playwright W. S. Gilbert (Jim Broadbent) to create a new piece for the Savoy, but it is not ready when Ida closes. Until a new piece can be prepared, Carte revives an earlier Gilbert and Sullivan work, The Sorcerer.
The King's Whore, 2h7
Directed by Axel Corti
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Historical, Romance
Actors Timothy Dalton, Valeria Golino, Stéphane Freiss, Robin Renucci, Margaret Tyzack, Friedrich von Thun
Roles La Reine
Rating58% 2.903652.903652.903652.903652.90365
Set in the 17th-century, an Italian nobleman weds an impoverished countess, who is wooed by the King of Piedmont and faces pressure from his entire court to succumb to his wishes.
The Wolves of Willoughby Chase, 1h32
Directed by Stuart Orme
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantasy
Themes Alternate history films, Children's films
Actors Stephanie Beacham, Mel Smith, Geraldine James, Richard O'Brien, Jane Horrocks, Jonathan Coy
Roles Lady Willoughby
Rating59% 2.9575252.9575252.9575252.9575252.957525
The film is set in a alternative-history version of nineteenth century England where packs of wolves roam the countryside.
Slipstream (1989)
, 1h42
Directed by Steven Lisberger
Genres Science fiction, Adventure
Themes Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Transport films, Aviation films, Films set in the future, Political films, Road movies, Dystopian films, Chase films, Disaster films
Actors Bob Peck, Mark Hamill, Kitty Aldridge, Bill Paxton, Robbie Coltrane, Eleanor David
Roles Ariel
Rating49% 2.4551052.4551052.4551052.4551052.455105
The film opens with a mysterious man, later referred to as "Byron" (portrayed by Bob Peck), running down a canyon, being harassed by an aeroplane. Byron takes refuge from his pursuers on a precipice overlooking the canyon. The plane lands and its occupants, two obsessive law enforcement officers named Will Tasker and Belitski (Mark Hamill and Kitty Aldridge), chase the man on foot. They shoot the fugitive through the arm with a grappling hook. The fugitive looks at his arm, but does not seem injured, only intrigued. Tasker pulls on the rope now connected to the fugitive. He tumbles down the side of the canyon, but once again is not harmed. Immediately after his fall, the fugitive recites the words of famous World War II aviator and poet John Gillespie Magee, Jr., "I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth - put out my hand and touched the Face of God.", from the poem High Flight.
84 Charing Cross Road, 1h40
Directed by David Hugh Jones
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Anne Bancroft, Anthony Hopkins, Judi Dench, Maurice Denham, Mercedes Ruehl, Eleanor David
Roles Cecily Farr
Rating74% 3.747093.747093.747093.747093.74709
In 1949, Helene Hanff is in search of obscure classics and British literature titles that she has been unable to find in New York City. She notices an ad in the Saturday Review of Literature placed by antiquarian booksellers Marks & Co, located at the titular address in London. She contacts the shop, where chief buyer and manager Frank Doel fulfills her requests. A long-distance friendship develops over time between the two and between Hanff and other staff members, as well, including birthday gifts, holiday packages, and food parcels to compensate for post–World War II food shortages in Britain. Their correspondence includes discussions about topics as diverse as the sermons of John Donne, how to make Yorkshire Pudding, the Brooklyn Dodgers, and the coronation of Elizabeth II.
Comfort and Joy, 1h46
Directed by Bill Forsyth
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy
Themes Christmas films
Actors Bill Paterson, Eleanor David, Clare Grogan, Patrick Malahide, Alex Norton, Rikki Fulton
Roles Maddy
Rating68% 3.4444853.4444853.4444853.4444853.444485
A few days before Christmas, Glasgow radio disc jockey Allan "Dicky" Bird is stunned when Maddy (Eleanor David), his kleptomaniac girlfriend of four years, suddenly announces that she is moving out. His doctor friend Colin (Patrick Malahide) tries to console him, but Bird is heartbroken.
Pink Floyd – The Wall, 1h35
Directed by Alan Parker, Gerald Scarfe
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Musical
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about music and musicians, Psychologie, Films about racism, Films about sexuality, Musical films, Films about psychiatry, Political films
Actors Bob Geldof, Christine Hargreaves, Eleanor David, Bob Hoskins, Michael Ensign, John Scott Martin
Roles Pink's Wife
Rating79% 3.999753.999753.999753.999753.99975
Pink, the protagonist, is a rock star, one of several reasons behind his apparent depressive and detached emotional state. He is first seen in an unkempt hotel room, motionless and expressionless, watching television. The opening music is the Vera Lynn recording of "The Little Boy that Santa Claus Forgot". It is revealed that Pink's father, a British soldier, was killed in action while defending the Anzio bridgehead during World War II, in Pink's infancy.
The Scarlet Pimpernel, 2h22
Directed by Clive Donner
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Action, Romance
Themes Political films, French Revolution films
Actors Anthony Andrews, Jane Seymour, Ian McKellen, James Villiers, Eleanor David, Dominic Jephcott
Roles Louise
Rating76% 3.845813.845813.845813.845813.84581
In 1792 during the Reign of Terror of the French Revolution, a secret league of brave Englishmen are rescuing French aristocrats from the guillotine. The leader of this secret society is a mysterious English nobleman known only as the Scarlet Pimpernel, whose signature sign is a humble wayside flower. In society he hides his identity by posing as the wealthy but foppish and seemingly empty-headed Sir Percy Blakeney (Anthony Andrews). After rescuing the Count de Beaulieu and his family, Percy is introduced to the beautiful French actress Marguerite St. Just (Jane Seymour) through her brother, Armand (Malcolm Jamieson), whom he rescued from an attack. Percy is attracted to Marguerite, but she is in a relationship with Paul Chauvelin (Ian McKellen), an agent of Maximilien Robespierre. Due to the Scarlet Pimpernel's past successes, Chauvelin is assigned to discover his identity and capture him.