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Joan Plowright is a Actor British born on 28 october 1929 at Brigg (United-kingdom)

Joan Plowright

Joan Plowright
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Birth name Joan Ann Plowright
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 28 october 1929 (94 years) at Brigg (United-kingdom)

Joan Ann Plowright, Baroness Olivier of Brighton, DBE (born 28 October 1929), commonly known as Dame Joan Plowright, is an English actress whose career has spanned over six decades. She has won two Golden Globe Awards and a Tony Award and has been nominated for an Academy Award, an Emmy and two BAFTA Awards. She is also one of only four actresses to have won two Golden Globes in the same year.


Plowright was first married to Roger Gage, an actor, in September 1953. She divorced him and, in 1961, married Laurence Olivier after the ending of his 20-year marriage with the actress Vivien Leigh. The couple had three children, Richard Kerr, Tamsin Agnes Margaret and Julie-Kate. Both daughters are actresses. The couple remained married until Lord Olivier's death in 1989.

Joan Plowright's brother, David Plowright, CBE (1930–2006), was an executive at Granada Television.

Best films

101 Dalmatians (1996)
Bringing Down the House (2003)

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Filmography of Joan Plowright (44 films)

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Knife Edge
Knife Edge (2009)

Directed by Anthony Hickox
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Horror
Actors Natalie Press, Tamsin Egerton, Joan Plowright, Hugh Bonneville, Svetlana Metkina, Jamie Harris
Roles Marjorie Blake
Rating45% 2.26172.26172.26172.26172.2617
A successful Wall Street trader returns to Britain with her family, but her new home in the countryside contains a disturbing secret. Her understanding of this secret is complicated by her husbands' difficulties and losing his job. In trying to hide this, he uses gaslighting to trick her into believing she is going insane.
Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey!, 1h21
Origin USA
Genres Animation
Themes Children's films
Actors Dick Van Dyke, Frank Welker, Jeff Bennett, Will Ferrell, Fred Tatasciore, Drew Barrymore
Rating56% 2.834162.834162.834162.834162.83416
The movie starts with George swinging around town, and he picks up the newspaper. He reads it when he gets home and finds out that the great magician Piccadilly is holding an act with an elephant called Kayla. It sounds interesting to George so he wakes up Ted , and he tries to show Ted the news, but Ted is late for a meeting with Mr. Bloomsberry.
The Spiderwick Chronicles, 1h31
Directed by Mark Waters
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Children's films, Jumeaux ou jumelles
Actors Freddie Highmore, Sarah Bolger, Mary-Louise Parker, Martin Short, Nick Nolte, Ron Perlman
Roles Aunt Lucinda Spiderwick
Rating65% 3.251153.251153.251153.251153.25115
Recently divorced Helen Grace (Mary-Louise Parker) moves into the Spiderwick Estate with her children when it is given to her by her elderly aunt Lucinda (Joan Plowright), though identical twins Jared and Simon (Freddie Highmore) and their older sister Mallory (Sarah Bolger) do not want to move from the city. When Jared uncovers a dumbwaiter system behind a wall, Jared finds a monogrammed key and discovers the study of the late owner of the estate, Arthur Spiderwick (David Strathairn). Jared uses the key to open a chest. In it, he finds Spiderwick's field guide to faeries; although an attached note warns him not to read it, he does so anyway.
Curious George, 1h26
Directed by Matthew O'Callaghan
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about animals, Children's films
Actors Will Ferrell, Frank Welker, Drew Barrymore, Shane Baumel, Dick Van Dyke, David Cross
Roles Ms. Plushbottom (voice)
Rating64% 3.24853.24853.24853.24853.2485
The introduction of the movie is a cartoon short where we are introduced to a happy, artistic, and mischievous but lonely little monkey somewhere in the jungle.
Mrs Palfrey at The Claremont, 1h48
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Joan Plowright, Rupert Friend, Anna Massey, Robert Lang, Zoë Tapper, Georgina Hale
Roles Mrs. Palfrey
Rating75% 3.793473.793473.793473.793473.79347
All but abandoned by her family in a London retirement hotel, Mrs Palfrey (Joan Plowright) strikes up a curious friendship with a young writer, Ludovic Meyer (Rupert Friend). Fate brings them together after she has an accident outside his basement flat. The two newly found friends discover they have a lot more in common with each other than they do with other people their own age. Ludovic inadvertently leads Mrs. Palfrey through her past; Mrs. Palfrey inadvertently leads Ludovic to his future where her life flashes before her eyes followed by a stroke resulting in the death of her illustrious life.
George and the Dragon, 1h33
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Films about dragons
Actors Piper Perabo, James Purefoy, Patrick Swayze, Michael Clarke Duncan, Jean-Pierre Castaldi, Bill Treacher
Roles Mother Superior
Rating55% 2.7984652.7984652.7984652.7984652.798465
George (James Purefoy), a knight returned from the Crusades, wishes to retire from soldiering, find a wife, and settle on "an acre of land with two head of cattle." To conclude the transaction, he agrees to help the land's owner, King Edgaar (Simon Callow), whose daughter Princess Lunna (Piper Perabo) has disappeared. Also in search of the princess are Garth (Patrick Swayze), betrothed of the unwilling princess, and the mercenary El Cabillo, a title which passes through different men, the first of which is played by an uncredited Val Kilmer.
Bringing Down the House, 1h45
Directed by Adam Shankman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Crime, Romance
Themes Films about racism
Actors Steve Martin, Queen Latifah, Eugene Levy, Joan Plowright, Jean Smart, Missi Pyle
Roles Mrs. Virginia Arness
Rating56% 2.8034352.8034352.8034352.8034352.803435
Peter Sanderson (Steve Martin) is a workaholic tax attorney working for a set of competitive colleagues and bosses names of Tobias, Kline, and Barnes while he tries to turn his life around and having just separated from his wife Kate Sanderson (Jean Smart) and lost privileges to his children, 15-year-old Sarah Sanderson (Kimberly J. Brown) and 8-year-old Georgie Sanderson (Angus T. Jones). One day he tells his wife that the previously planned Hawaii trip will not happen, but he lets them be in their house for some allotted time. Then he shows up late to a restaurant where Peter must deal with Virginia Arness (Joan Plowright), an eccentric English billionaire, to bring her business to his firm. But while tending to his career, he found some time corresponding with an online friend known only as "lawyer-girl". On their first blind date, Peter learns that "lawyer-girl" is a black woman named Charlene Morton (Queen Latifah), a wrongfully convicted felon accused of bank robbery claiming her innocence who wants Peter's help in getting the charges dropped. He kicks her out but then decides let her stay due to the way, Mrs. Kline (Betty White) could feel if he was associated with her. Mrs. Kline, who is Peter's neighbor, is also his boss' sister and a racist bigot who sometimes plays poker with Georgie.
I Am David
I Am David (2003)
, 1h30
Directed by Paul Feig
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Jim Caviezel, Joan Plowright, Hristo Chopov, Lucy Russell, Silvia De Santis, Francesco De Vito
Roles Sophie
Rating70% 3.547693.547693.547693.547693.54769
Seven years after World War II, a 12-year-old boy named David (Ben Tibber) escapes a Stalinist labor camp in Bulgaria where he has spent his entire life. He sets out on a risky journey to Denmark, initially believing he is on an important mission to deliver a letter, but eventually discovering that the "mission" was to reunite him with his mother, of whom he only has faint memories. Along his journey, he faces danger, fear, loneliness, hunger, and encounters various people.
Callas Forever, 1h50
Directed by Franco Zeffirelli
Origin France
Genres Drama, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about classical music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Fanny Ardant, Jeremy Irons, Joan Plowright, Jay Rodan, Justino Díaz, Manuel de Blas
Roles Sarah Keller
Rating63% 3.1983653.1983653.1983653.1983653.198365
The partially fictionalized film is set in 1977, the year in which Callas died, and centers on the making of a movie of Georges Bizet's Carmen. The diva, whose now-ragged voice is well past its prime, is persuaded to star in it by longtime friend and former manager Larry Kelly, who abandoned classical music to become a rock impresario. He insists by lip-synching to her old recording she will recapture her lost youth and leave behind a priceless legacy for her admirers, and his theory is supported by Callas confidante and journalist Sarah Keller.
Global Heresy, 1h46
Directed by Sidney J. Furie
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Alicia Silverstone, Peter O'Toole, Joan Plowright, Jaimz Woolvett, Keram Malicki-Sánchez, Lochlyn Munro
Roles Lady Foxley
Rating59% 2.997652.997652.997652.997652.99765
When a rock band at the top of their game suddenly loses their band leader/bass player, their musical direction becomes questionable. All the band members know is that the leader's clothes were found at the edge of a waterfront and he has not been seen since. To replace their missing leader, they hire a new bassist Natalie (Alicia Silverstone), who shakes up their thoughts of the band. But the biggest changes come when the band decides to go into seclusion to develop new songs and a new sound. They rent a mansion from an aristocratic couple (Peter O'Toole, Joan Plowright) (Lord and Lady Foxley) who are in need of money. When the staff hired to be on hand when the band arrives do not show, the couple decides to act as the butler, Benson, and the cook, Margaret. The obvious conflicts between the two cultures occur, but a respect for each other gradually follows. Meanwhile, the band's recording company is trying to trick them into signing a contract that obliges them to make the music as the company requires, denying their "creative control." Towards the end of the film, the status quo gets further shaken when the original band leader shows up and admits that his disappearance had been a planned publicity stunt.
Bailey's Mistake
Directed by Michael M. Robin
Genres Drama, Comedy, Fantasy
Actors Linda Hamilton, Kyle Secor, Jesse James, Paz de la Huerta, Richard Burgi, Joan Plowright
Roles Aunt Angie
Rating52% 2.625382.625382.625382.625382.62538
Liz Donnegy se retrouve veuve. Paul était un merveilleux mari et un bon père pour ses deux enfants, Becca et Dylan. Le jour de l'enterrement, Becca est ramenée par la police après avoir fait une fugue et, pour couronner le tout, Charlie, un ami de Paul, lui apprend que ce dernier avait acheté une île, dans le Maine, avec toutes les économies de la famille. Sur les conseils de tante Angie, Liz se rend sur place avec les enfants et là, elle est choquée d'apprendre que le terrain en question est un vieux cimetière, dans lequel s'est installée une étrange communauté.
Dinosaur (2000)
, 1h19
Directed by Ralph Zondag
Origin USA
Genres Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Dinosaur films, La préhistoire, Animaux préhistoriques, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Musical films, Children's films
Actors D. B. Sweeney, Ossie Davis, Alfre Woodard, Max Casella, Hayden Panettiere, Samuel E. Wright
Roles Baylene (voice)
Rating64% 3.2021253.2021253.2021253.2021253.202125
During the end of the Cretaceous era, an Iguanodon mother is forced to abandon her nest during a Carnotaurus attack. The one surviving egg journeys through several predicaments, before ending up on lemur island, where Plio names the hatched baby Aladar and raises him. Years later, Aladar and the lemurs take part in a mating season, where Zini goes without a mate. After the season ends, a meteor strikes and destroys the island, leaving Aladar, Plio, Yar, Zini and Suri, as the only survivors when they swim to the mainland. The family mourns for the loss of all lemurs before moving on.
Back to the Secret Garden, 1h40
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Fantasy
Themes Children's films
Actors Camilla Belle, Joan Plowright, George Baker, Cherie Lunghi, Leigh Lawson, Florence Hoath
Roles Martha Sowerby
Rating57% 2.8589352.8589352.8589352.8589352.858935
In 1946, Lady Mary Craven (Cherie Lunghi) visits an American orphanage, telling the children about an exchange program that will allow one child to travel to England and stay at Misselthwaite Manor, which is now an orphanage. She meets young Lizzie Buscana (Camilla Belle), who is in the garden trying to take care of her mother's rose bush. Lady Mary tells Lizzie about the exchange program and the secret garden, whereupon Lizzie agrees to participate so she can see the garden for herself.
Tea with Mussolini, 1h57
Directed by Franco Zeffirelli
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, War, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Politique, Political films
Actors Cher, Joan Plowright, Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Lily Tomlin, Michael Williams
Roles Mary Wallace
Rating68% 3.447223.447223.447223.447223.44722
The film begins in Florence, Italy in 1935, where a group of cultured expatriate English women — called by the Italians "the Scorpioni" — meet for tea every afternoon. Young Luca (Charlie Lucas) is the illegitimate son of an Italian businessman (Massimo Ghini) who shows little interest in his son's upbringing; the boy's mother, a dressmaker, has recently died. Mary Wallace (Joan Plowright), who works as the man's secretary, steps in to care for him, turning to her Scorpioni friends – including eccentric would-be artist Arabella (Judi Dench) – for support. Together, they teach Luca many lessons about life and especially the arts. Elsa Morganthal (Cher), a brash rich young American widow whom Scorpioni matron Lady Hester Random (Maggie Smith) barely tolerates, sets up a financial trust for Luca when she learns of the death of his mother, whom she was fond of and to whom Elsa still owed money for her dressmaking services.
Tom's Midnight Garden
Directed by Willard Carroll
Genres Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Time travel films
Actors Nigel Le Vaillant, Serena Gordon, Mel Martin, Greta Scacchi, James Wilby, Anthony Way
Roles Mrs Bartholomew
Rating64% 3.2413753.2413753.2413753.2413753.241375
When Tom Long's brother Peter gets measles he is sent to stay with his Uncle Alan and Aunt Gwen in a flat with no garden. An elderly and reclusive landlady, Mrs Bartholomew, lives upstairs. Because he may be infectious he is not allowed out to play, and feels lonely. Without exercise he is less sleepy at night and when he hears the communal grandfather clock strangely strike 13, he investigates and finds the small back yard is now a large sunlit garden. Here he meets another lonely child called Hatty, who seems to be the only one who can see him. They have adventures which he gradually realises are taking place in the 19th century. Each night when Tom visits, Hatty is slightly older and Tom begins to wonder about the nature of time and reality. In an attempt to discover what's going on Tom asks Hattie to leave her skates in a hidden place. When he goes back into the future he manages to find them.