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Pauline Collins is a Actor British born on 3 september 1940 at Exmouth (United-kingdom)

Pauline Collins

Pauline Collins
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Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 3 september 1940 (82 years) at Exmouth (United-kingdom)
Awards Laurence Olivier Award, Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire

Pauline Collins, OBE (born 3 September 1940) is an English actress of the stage, television, and film. She first came to prominence portraying Sarah Moffat in Upstairs, Downstairs and its spin-off Thomas & Sarah during the 1970s. She later drew acclaim for playing the title role in the play Shirley Valentine for which she received Laurence Olivier, Tony, and Drama Desk awards. She reprised the role in a 1989 film adaptation, winning a BAFTA and garnering Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations.


She married actor John Alderton in 1969 and lives in Hampstead, London, with her husband and their three children, Nicholas, Kate and Richard. She also has an older daughter with actor Tony Rohr, Louise, whom she gave up for adoption. They were reunited when Louise was 22 years old, and Collins wrote a book, Letter to Louise, about her experiences.

Best films

City of Joy (1992)
Albert Nobbs (2011)

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Filmography of Pauline Collins (13 films)

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Dough (2015)
, 1h34
Directed by John Goldschmidt
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Jonathan Pryce, Phil Davis, Malachi Kirby, Ian Hart, Daniel Caltagirone, Pauline Collins
Roles Joanna
Rating61% 3.0946653.0946653.0946653.0946653.094665
Un vieux boulanger juif sur le point de fermer sa boutique engage un jeune réfugié éthiopien qui, en faisant tomber par accident du cannabis dans la pâte, fait redémarrer l'entreprise avec une clientèle plus large…
Quartet (2012)
, 1h38
Directed by Dustin Hoffman
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Maggie Smith, Tom Courtenay, Pauline Collins, Billy Connolly, Michael Gambon, Sheridan Smith
Roles Cissy Robson
Rating67% 3.3975053.3975053.3975053.3975053.397505
The plot takes place in Beecham House, a retirement home for former professional musicians, patterned after the real-life Casa di Riposo per Musicisti founded by Giuseppe Verdi.
Albert Nobbs, 1h53
Directed by Rodrigo García
Origin Irlande
Genres Drama
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films, Cross-dressing in film
Actors Glenn Close, Mia Wasikowska, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Janet McTeer, Pauline Collins, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers
Roles Margaret Baker
Rating66% 3.3468253.3468253.3468253.3468253.346825
Albert Nobbs (Glenn Close) is a woman living as a man in order to find work in the harsh environment of 19th-century Ireland. After living as a male for thirty years, Albert, working as a hotel waiter, is known for his extreme dedication to his job, as well as for a very introverted personality. Albert has been secretly saving all his earnings to buy a tobacco shop to gain some measure of freedom and independence.
From Time to Time, 1h35
Directed by Julian Fellowes
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Time travel films, Ghost films, Children's films
Actors Maggie Smith, Timothy Spall, Carice van Houten, Alex Etel, Eliza Hope Bennett, Pauline Collins
Roles Mrs. Tweedle
Rating66% 3.346093.346093.346093.346093.34609
This British ghostly haunting story spanning two worlds, two centuries apart, is set in 1944, near the end of World War II. Tolly, 13, arrives at his grandmother's country house, Green Knowe, after his father is reported missing in action. His grandmother (Maggie Smith) is faced with selling Green Knowe for financial reasons. Tolly soon discovers he can magically travel in time mysteriously between the present and the 19th century in the old manor house, and he begins an adventure that unlocks family secrets laid buried for generations. Exciting events include a terrible fire, a tale of stolen jewels, and threats of a press gang.
You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, 1h38
Directed by Woody Allen
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Actors Antonio Banderas, Josh Brolin, Anthony Hopkins, Gemma Jones, Freida Pinto, Lucy Punch
Roles Cristal
Rating62% 3.146973.146973.146973.146973.14697
Alfie (Anthony Hopkins) and Helena (Gemma Jones) divorce. Helena begins seeing fortune teller Cristal (Pauline Collins) for spiritual advice. Their daughter Sally (Naomi Watts) has a troubled marriage with author Roy (Josh Brolin), who once wrote a successful book, and is now anxiously waiting for response from his publisher about the manuscript of his newest one. Helena helps pay their rent.
Sparkling Cyanide, 2h
Directed by Tristram Powell
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Crime
Actors Pauline Collins, Oliver Ford Davies, Kenneth Cranham, Susan Hampshire, Jonathan Firth, Clare Holman
Roles Dr. Catherine Kendall
Rating55% 2.7562552.7562552.7562552.7562552.756255
Les époux Reece et Kendall, agents secrets et détectives privés à la retraite, doivent reprendre du service pour élucider la mort de Rosemary Barton.
Paradise Road, 1h54
Directed by Bruce Beresford
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Historical
Themes Seafaring films, Prison films, Films about sexuality, Transport films, Rape in fiction, Erotic films, Sexploitation films, Political films, Women in prison films
Actors Glenn Close, Frances McDormand, Pauline Collins, Johanna ter Steege, Julianna Margulies, Cate Blanchett
Roles Daisy 'Margaret' Drummond
Rating67% 3.3977553.3977553.3977553.3977553.397755
Après l'invasion de Singapour par l'armée impériale japonaise en 1942, des Anglaises, des Australiennes, des Chinoises et des Néerlandaises sont incarcérées dans des camps avec leurs enfants et certaines d'entre elles sont enrôlées comme femmes de réconfort. Bien qu'elles viennent toutes d'horizons différents, un groupe de prisonnières décide d'organiser un orchestre de chant pour tromper le désespoir et faire face aux exactions de leurs ravisseurs.
City of Joy, 2h12
Directed by Roland Joffé, Paul Verhoeven
Origin France
Genres Drama
Actors Patrick Swayze, Om Puri, Shabana Azmi, Art Malik, Pauline Collins, Iftekhar
Roles Joan Bethel
Rating65% 3.250443.250443.250443.250443.25044
Hasari Pal (Om Puri) is a rural farmer who moves to Calcutta with his wife (Shabana Azmi) and three children in search of a better life. The Pals do not get off to a very good start: They are cheated out of their rent money and thrown out on the streets, and it's difficult for Hasari to find a job to support them. But the determined family refuses to give up and eventually finds its place in the poverty-stricken city.
Shirley Valentine, 1h48
Directed by Lewis Gilbert
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Théâtre, Films based on plays
Actors Pauline Collins, Tom Conti, Alison Steadman, Julia McKenzie, Joanna Lumley, George Costigan
Roles Shirley Valentine-Bradshaw
Rating71% 3.5959553.5959553.5959553.5959553.595955
Shirley Valentine is a 42-year-old Liverpudlian bored housewife whose life and initially enriching marriage has settled into a narrow and unsatisfying rut, leaving few real friends and her childhood dreams unaccomplished. When her flamboyant friend Jane (Alison Steadman) wins a trip for two to Greece, Shirley uncharacteristically puts herself first and accepts her invitation.
Isadora (1968)
, 2h48
Directed by Karel Reisz
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical, Musical, Romance
Themes Dance films, La provence
Actors Vanessa Redgrave, James Fox, Jason Robards, John Fraser, Bessie Love, Zvonimir Črnko
Roles extra sitting behind Isadora at outside café (uncredited)
Rating68% 3.445093.445093.445093.445093.44509
In 1927, Isadora Duncan has become a legend as the innovator of modern dance, a temperamental bohemian, and an outspoken advocate of free love. Now past 40, she lives in poverty in a small hotel on the French Riviera with her companion Mary Estelle Dempsey/Mary Desti (named only as Mary in the film) and her secretary Roger, to whom she is dictating her memoirs. As a young girl in California, Isadora first demonstrates her disdain for accepted social standards by burning her parents' marriage certificate and pledging her dedication to the pursuit of art and beauty. In 1896, she performs under the name of Peppy Dora in a rowdy music hall in Chicago and publicly embarrasses the theatre manager into paying her $300 so that she can take her family to England. Modeling her free-form style of dance and costume after Greek classicism, she rapidly acquires international acclaim.