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Flora Robson is a Actor British born on 28 march 1902 at South Shields (United-kingdom)

Flora Robson

Flora Robson
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Birth name Flora McKenzie Robson
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 28 march 1902 at South Shields (United-kingdom)
Death 7 july 1984 (at 82 years) at Brighton (United-kingdom)

Dame Flora McKenzie Robson, DBE (28 March 1902 – 7 July 1984) was an English actress and star of the theatrical stage and cinema, particularly renowned for her performances in plays demanding dramatic and emotional intensity. Her range extended from queens to murderesses.

Biography

Enfance
Née à South Shields, anglaise d'ascendance écossaise, beaucoup de ses ancêtres étaient des ingénieurs, surtout dans la navigation. Son père, qui eut une influence majeure dans sa vie, était ingénieur naval, avant de se mettre en retraite et se déplacer de South Shields à Welwyn Garden City.

Elle est issue d'une grande famille, avec deux frères, John et David et quatre sœurs Eliza (Lila), Margaret (Darge), Helen (Nellie) et Shela. Flora, Lila et Darge sont restées célibataires.

Très tôt, son père découvre que Flora a des talents dans la récitation, et à l'âge de 6 ans elle a commencé les concours de récitations. Elle grandit avec l'habitude de gagner et était très dépitée lorsqu'elle perdait. Elle fait ses études à la Palmers Green High School au nord de Londres.


Carrière artistique
Elle a joué jusqu'à l'âge de 80 ans, avec notamment une participation dans la superproduction A Tale of Two Cities (dans le rôle de Miss Pross) pour la télévision américaine. Elle apparaitra aussi à la télévision britannique. Elle jouera des pièces dans le West End telles que Ring Round the Moon, L'Importance d'être Constant et Les Trois Sœurs.

Flora Robson fait ses débuts en 1921, à l'âge de 19 ans. De grande taille (1,78 m), mais n'ayant pas de côté glamour pour les rôles féminins principaux (avec un grand front, une grande bouche et un nez imposant), elle se spécialise dans des rôles de personnalité, notamment celle de la reine Élisabeth I dans L'Invincible Armada (1937) et L'Aigle des mers (1940).

À l'âge de 32 ans, Flora Robson joue l'impératrice Elisabeth de Russie dans le film d'Alexander Korda The Rise of Catherine the Great (1934). Elle est nommée dans la catégorie oscar de la meilleure actrice dans un second rôle à la cérémonie des Oscars pour son rôle d'Angelique Buiton dans L'Intrigante de Saratoga (1945). Après la guerre, elle apparaît dans Holiday Camp (1947), Le Narcisse noir (1947), Goodtime Girl (1948), Frieda (1947) et enfin dans Dead Lovers (1948).

Ses rôles de «méchantes» se limitent à la dame de cœur dans le film de 1972 Alice au pays des merveilles, Livia dans I, Claudius (1937), Ftatateeta dans César et Cléopâtre (1945), Miss Milcrist dans Meurtre au galop (1963), et à l’Impératrice douairière Tseu Hi dans Les 55 Jours de Pékin (1963).

Best films

55 Days at Peking (1963)
(Actress)
Wuthering Heights (1939)
(Actress)
Black Narcissus (1947)
(Actress)

Usually with

Sydney Box
Sydney Box
(3 films)
Earl St. John
Earl St. John
(6 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Flora Robson (51 films)

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Actress

Clash of the Titans, 1h58
Directed by Desmond Davis
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Peplum
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Films based on mythology, Giant monster films, Films based on Greco-Roman mythology, Dans la Grèce mythologique, Children's films, Robot films, Disaster films, Films based on Greco-Roman mythology
Actors Harry Hamlin, Laurence Olivier, Judi Bowker, Maggie Smith, Ursula Andress, Burgess Meredith
Roles A Stygian Witch
Rating68% 3.4498353.4498353.4498353.4498353.449835
King Acrisius of Argos (Donald Houston) imprisons his daughter Danaë (Vida Taylor), jealous of her beauty. When the god Zeus (Laurence Olivier) impregnates her, Acrisius sends his daughter and his newborn grandson Perseus to sea in a wooden coffin. In retribution, Zeus kills Acrisius and orders Poseidon (Jack Gwillim) to release the last of the Titans, a gigantic sea monster called the Kraken, to destroy Argos. Meanwhile, Danaë and Perseus safely float to the island of Seriphos, where Perseus grows to adulthood.
A Tale of Two Cities, 2h42
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical, Animation, Romance
Themes Political films, French Revolution films
Actors Chris Sarandon, Peter Cushing, Alice Krige, Billie Whitelaw, Nigel Hawthorne, Flora Robson
Roles Miss Pross
Rating65% 3.2931853.2931853.2931853.2931853.293185
Dickens' London-lawyer hero (Chris Sarandon) makes the ultimate sacrifice for the woman he loves in Paris during the Reign of Terror.
Dominique
Dominique (1979)
, 1h40
Directed by Michael Anderson
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Actors Cliff Robertson, Jean Simmons, Jenny Agutter, Simon Ward, Ron Moody, Judy Geeson
Roles Mrs. Davis
Rating54% 2.7086252.7086252.7086252.7086252.708625
Greedy David Ballard (Cliff Robertson) wants to get the money of his wife Dominique (Jean Simmons), so he attempts to drive her insane. He succeeds and she hangs herself, only to come back to haunt him from the afterlife.
Dominique
Dominique (1979)
, 1h40
Directed by Michael Anderson, Brian W. Cook
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Actors Cliff Robertson, Jean Simmons, Jenny Agutter, Simon Ward, Ron Moody, Judy Geeson
Roles Mrs. Davis
Rating54% 2.7086252.7086252.7086252.7086252.708625
Dominique Balard se suicide. Son mari David, qui cherchait à s'approprier sa fortune de son vivant, est peu à peu assailli par des visions de sa défunte épouse.
Les Misérables, 2h30
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Historical, Romance
Actors Richard Jordan, Anthony Perkins, Angela Pleasence, Caroline Langrishe, Christopher Guard, Ian Holm
Roles the Prioress
Rating72% 3.643713.643713.643713.643713.64371
The plot follows the general outline of the novel of the same name, omitting many details and some entire episodes. The narrative is strictly chronological and avoids the digressions required to mirror the novel's structure. Many of the novel's minor characters do not appear or are combined. For example, the role of the Thénardiers is reduced to a scene in which Valjean ransoms Cosette from them.
The Canterville Ghost, 1h
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Fantastic, Comedy
Actors David Niven, James Whitmore, Audra Lindley, Lynne Frederick, Maurice Evans, Flora Robson
Roles Mrs. Umney
Rating72% 3.606133.606133.606133.606133.60613
Hiram B. Otis, un ministre américain, voyage en Angleterre avec sa famille et s'installe dans un château hanté sur le domaine de Canterville. À leur arrivée, Lord Canterville, l'ancien propriétaire des lieux, prévient M. Otis et sa famille que le fantôme de Sir Simon de Canterville hante le château depuis qu'il a tué sa femme Eleonore voilà quelques siècles. M. Otis ne croit pas à cette histoire, mais sa fille Virginia deviendra amie avec le fantôme.
Sin
Sin (1971)
, 1h15
Directed by George Cosmatos
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Themes Seafaring films, Films about sexuality, Transport films
Actors Raquel Welch, Françoise Pascal, Richard Johnson, Jack Hawkins, Flora Robson
Roles Antigone
Rating51% 2.5825952.5825952.5825952.5825952.582595
A beautiful but frustrated housewife begins an affair with a former childhood friend. When her suspicious husband starts to show signs of jealousy, the adulterous couple plot to murder him.
Fragment of Fear, 1h34
Directed by Richard C. Sarafian
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Crime
Themes Films about writers
Actors David Hemmings, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Gayle Hunnicutt, Flora Robson, Adolfo Celi, Zakes Mokae
Roles Lucy Dawson
Rating61% 3.050543.050543.050543.050543.05054
Tim Brett (Hemmings) is a former drug addict who has written a book about his experience and has been published. He has been clean for about a year. He had recently become acquainted with his aunt (Robson), a philanthropist who expresses interest in helping some of Tim's former acquaintances. She is found murdered soon after. Tim starts a relationship with Juliet (Hunnicutt), the woman who found his aunt's body, and they are soon engaged.
The Beast in the Cellar, 1h41
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Horror
Actors Beryl Reid, Flora Robson, John Hamill, Tessa Wyatt, T.P. McKenna, Vernon Dobtcheff
Roles Joyce Ballantyne
Rating48% 2.417272.417272.417272.417272.41727
Soldiers in a rural military base are being brutally murdered. They suspect a wild cat. Two local ladies: Joyce Balentine (Flora Robson) and Ellie (Beryl Reid) suspect it may be their brother, Steven (Dafydd Havard); a man who has been locked in a basement for thirty years.
Eye of the Devil, 1h32
Directed by J. Lee Thompson
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror, Crime
Actors Deborah Kerr, David Niven, Donald Pleasence, David Hemmings, Sharon Tate, Edward Mulhare
Roles Countess Estelle
Rating61% 3.0507953.0507953.0507953.0507953.050795
David Niven plays the owner of a vineyard, who is called back to the estate when it falls on hard times. Accompanied by his wife (Deborah Kerr), the couple are confronted by a beautiful witch (Sharon Tate), who also lives on the estate with her brother (David Hemmings). As time passes it becomes clear that a blood sacrifice is expected to return the vineyard to its former glory.
The Shuttered Room, 1h39
Directed by David Greene
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Horror
Themes Films based on works by H. P. Lovecraft
Actors Gig Young, Carol Lynley, Oliver Reed, Flora Robson, Charles Lloyd-Pack, Bernard Kay
Roles Aunt Agatha
Rating59% 2.9525852.9525852.9525852.9525852.952585
Susannah Kelton, a newly married twentysomething who was raised in foster care in the big city, learns that her real parents have only recently died and left all of their property to her. She and her husband, Mike, travel to the island of Dunwich off the coast of Massachusetts to inspect the property. They find a local culture that is clannish, backward and ignorant. The few friends they make amongst the locals, including Susannah's Aunt Agatha, warn them that the family mill is cursed and urge the Keltons to leave immediately and never look back. Refusing to bow to superstition, the Keltons consider rehabilitating the abandoned mill. They become the target of a gang of local thugs led by Susannah's lecherous cousin, Ethan. Their reign of terror is ended by something still living in the shuttered attic room of the mill, something that caused Susannah nightmares as a child.
7 Women
7 Women (1966)
, 1h27
Directed by John Ford
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Political films
Actors Anne Bancroft, Margaret Leighton, Flora Robson, Sue Lyon, Mildred Dunnock, Betty Field
Roles Miss Binns
Rating67% 3.3955753.3955753.3955753.3955753.395575
In rural China, in 1935, all but one of the white residents of a remote Christian missionary post are women. Miss Agatha Andrews (Margaret Leighton) is the head of the mission, assisted by Miss Argent (Mildred Dunnock). Charles Pether (Eddie Albert) is a mission teacher; his peevish, middle-aged wife Florrie (Betty Field) is pregnant for the first time. Emma Clark (Sue Lyon) is the only young staff member.
Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines or How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 hours 11 minutes, 2h13
Directed by Don Sharp, Ken Annakin
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure
Themes Sports films, Transport films, Aviation films, Children's films
Actors Stuart Whitman, Sarah Miles, Terry-Thomas, Robert Morley, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Alberto Sordi
Roles Mother Superior
Rating69% 3.498423.498423.498423.498423.49842
A brief narration outlines man's first attempts to fly since the Stone Age due to inspiration by a bird's flight, seen with footage from the Silent Film Era, and man being represented by a "test pilot" (Red Skelton) encountering periodic misfortune in his attempts.