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Peggy Ashcroft is a Actor British born on 22 december 1907 at Surrey (United-kingdom)

Peggy Ashcroft

Peggy Ashcroft
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Birth name Edith Margaret Emily Ashcroft
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 22 december 1907 at Surrey (United-kingdom)
Death 14 june 1991 (at 83 years) at London (United-kingdom)
Awards Laurence Olivier Award, Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress

Dame Peggy Ashcroft, DBE (22 December 1907 – 14 June 1991) was an English actress whose career spanned 48 years.

^ "Oxford Dictionary of National Biography" entry on Flickr, accessed 9 May 2010


Née Edith Margaret Emily Ashcroft, elle fait ses débuts au cinéma dans Les 39 Marches d'Alfred Hitchcock en incarnant la fermière qui aide Richard à fuir.

Préférant rester au Royaume-Uni plutôt que de partir à Hollywood, elle se consacre principalement au théâtre. C'est à la fin des années 1960 qu'elle tourne le plus pour le cinéma : après Cérémonie secrète de Joseph Losey en 1968, on la voit dans Un dimanche comme les autres de John Schlesinger en 1971, La Route des Indes de David Lean en 1985 (qui lui vaut un Oscar) et Madame Sousatzka de John Schlesinger en 1988.

Elle est la grand-mère de la journaliste française Manon Loizeau, Prix Albert-Londres 2006, et de la chanteuse française Emily Loizeau, Prix Constantin 2009.

Best films

A Passage to India (1984)
The Nun's Story (1959)

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Filmography of Peggy Ashcroft (21 films)

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Madame Sousatzka, 2h2
Directed by John Schlesinger
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Musical
Actors Shirley MacLaine, Navin Chowdhry, Shabana Azmi, Peggy Ashcroft, Twiggy, Geoffrey Bayldon
Roles Lady Emily
Rating65% 3.2970453.2970453.2970453.2970453.297045
Sushila et son fils Manek, des immigrés indiens, vivent chichement en Grande-Bretagne. Le jeune Manek a des dispositions pour le piano et sa mère confie son apprentissage à Madame Sousatzka, un professeur d’origine russe. Celle-ci pousse l’adolescent à exercer son art avec intransigeance en même temps qu’elle lui inculque ses propres valeurs morales, ce qui contrarie les attentes de Sushila…
When the Wind Blows, 1h20
Directed by Jimmy T. Murakami
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Science fiction, War, Comedy, Animation
Themes Post-apocalyptic films, Political films, Arme nucléaire
Actors John Mills, Peggy Ashcroft
Roles Hilda Bloggs (voice)
Rating76% 3.845843.845843.845843.845843.84584
James and Hilda Bloggs are a retired couple living in a tidy isolated cottage in rural Sussex in southeast England. James frequently travels to London to read the newspapers and keep abreast of the deteriorating international situation; while frequently misunderstanding some specifics, he is fully aware of the growing risk of a nuclear war with the Soviet Union. James is horrified at a radio news report stating that a war may be only three days away, and sets about preparing for the worst as instructed by his government-issued Protect and Survive pamphlets. As Hilda continues her daily routine, and their son Ron dismisses such preparations as pointless (referencing the song "We'll All Go Together When We Go" by Tom Lehrer), James builds a lean-to shelter inside their home (which he consistently calls the "inner core or refuge" per the pamphets) and prepares a stock of supplies. He also follows through seemingly strange instructions such as painting his windows with white paint and readying sacks to lie down in when a nuclear strike hits. Despite James' concerns, he and Hilda are confident they can survive the war, as they did World War II in their childhoods, and that a Soviet defeat will ensue.
Murder by the Book, 45minutes
Directed by Lawrence Gordon Clark
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Peggy Ashcroft, Ian Holm, Richard Wilson, Michael Aldridge
Roles Agatha Christie
Rating69% 3.4536753.4536753.4536753.4536753.453675
Agatha Christie décide de tuer son personnage Hercule Poirot dans son prochain roman, mais celui-ci vient la rencontrer pour lui faire part de son mécontentement.
A Passage to India, 2h43
Directed by David Lean
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Adventure, Historical
Themes Films about racism, Théâtre, Films based on plays
Actors Judy Davis, Victor Banerjee, Peggy Ashcroft, James Fox, Alec Guinness, Nigel Havers
Roles Mrs. Moore
Rating72% 3.646143.646143.646143.646143.64614
The film is set in the 1920s during the period of growing influence of the Indian independence movement in the British Raj. Adela Quested (Judy Davis) and Mrs Moore (Peggy Ashcroft) sail from England to India, where Ronny Heaslop (Nigel Havers), the older woman's son and younger woman's fiancé, is the magistrate in the provincial town of Chandrapore. Through school superintendent Richard Fielding (James Fox), the two visitors meet eccentric elderly Brahmin scholar Professor Godbole (Alec Guinness), and they befriend Dr Aziz Ahmed (Victor Banerjee), an impoverished widower who initially meets Mrs Moore in a moonlit mosque overlooking the Ganges River. Their sensitivity and unprejudiced attitude toward native Indians endears them to him. When Mrs Moore and Adela express an interest in seeing the "real" India, as opposed to the Anglicised environment of cricket, polo, and afternoon tea the British expatriates created for themselves, Aziz offers to host an excursion to the remote Marabar Caves.
Joseph Andrews, 1h44
Directed by Tony Richardson
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Action, Adventure, Romance
Actors Ann-Margret, Peter Firth, Michael Hordern, Beryl Reid, Jim Dale, Peter C. Bull
Roles Lady Tattle
Rating56% 2.8010352.8010352.8010352.8010352.801035
Lady Booby alias "Belle", the lively wife of the fat landed squire Sir Thomas Booby, has a lusty eye on the attractive, intelligent villager Joseph Andrews, a Latin pupil and protégé of parson Adams, and makes him their footman. Joseph's heart belongs to a country girl, foundling Fanny Goodwill, but his masters take him on a fashionable trip to Bath, where the spoiled society comes mainly to see and be seen, yet Sir Thomas really seeks relief for his sick foot, but drowns in the famous Roman baths. When the all but grieving lady finds Joseph's Christian virtue and true love resist her lusting passes just as well as the many ladies who fancy her footman, she fires the boy. On his way back on foot, he falls prey to highwaymen who rob him of everything, even the clothes on his back. He is found and nursed by an innkeeper's maid, which stirs lusts there, again besides his honorable conduct, but is found by the good parson. Meanwhile the lady consents to her cousin marrying below their station when learning the fiancée is Joseph's sister, Pamela. The parson barely escapes a wicked gentleman's totally unjust, all but gentle justice after being accused of the attempted rape committed by a squire he actually prevented and comes to learn ever more about a relevant child-theft by gypsies, but meanwhile he, Joseph and Fanny fall prey again to the rapist's utter debauchery.
Sunday Bloody Sunday, 1h50
Directed by John Schlesinger
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Adventure, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Bisexuality-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Murray Head, Glenda Jackson, Nike Arrighi, Peter Finch, Peggy Ashcroft, Tony Britton
Roles Mrs. Greville
Rating69% 3.495983.495983.495983.495983.49598
A Jewish doctor, Daniel Hirsh (Peter Finch) and a young woman, Alex Greville (Glenda Jackson) are both involved in a love triangle with contemporary sculptor Bob Elkin (Murray Head). Not only are Hirsh and Greville aware that Elkin is seeing the other but they know one another through common friends. Despite this, they are willing to put up with the situation through fear of losing Elkin, who switches freely between them.
3 Into 2 Won't Go, 1h32
Directed by Peter Hall
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Themes Films about marriage
Actors Rod Steiger, Claire Bloom, Judy Geeson, Peggy Ashcroft, Paul Rogers, Lynn Farleigh
Roles Belle
Rating58% 2.903422.903422.903422.903422.90342
Steve and Frances Howard are a middle-aged, married and childless couple who reside in a sparsely decorated home in Manchester, England. He is an executive in a store that sells appliances.
Secret Ceremony, 1h45
Directed by Joseph Losey
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Elizabeth Taylor, Mia Farrow, Robert Mitchum, Peggy Ashcroft, Pamela Brown, Robert Douglas
Roles Hannah
Rating61% 3.0973753.0973753.0973753.0973753.097375
Leonora, a prostitute, is despondent over the death of her daughter. Cenci, a lonely young woman, follows Leonora to the cemetery and strikes up a conversation with her, inviting her home.
Tell Me Lies
Directed by Peter Brook
Genres Drama, Musical theatre, Documentary
Themes Politique, Political films
Actors Mark Jones, Henry Woolf, Glenda Jackson, Ian Hogg, Patrick Wymark, Eric Allan
Rating67% 3.3942953.3942953.3942953.3942953.394295
A young couple, Bob Lloyd and Pauline Munro see a photo in a magazine of a baby mutilated by napalm and it changes their lives. They ask is London aware, is London concerned?
The Nun's Story, 2h29
Directed by Fred Zinnemann, Sergio Leone, Bernard Vorhaus
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about religion
Actors Audrey Hepburn, Peter Finch, Edith Evans, Peggy Ashcroft, Mildred Dunnock, Dean Jagger
Roles Mother Mathilde
Rating74% 3.746123.746123.746123.746123.74612
Gabrielle "Gaby" Van Der Mal (Audrey Hepburn), whose father Hubert (Dean Jagger) is a famous surgeon in Belgium, enters a convent of nursing sisters in the late 1920s in the hopes of eventually becoming a missionary nursing sister in the Belgian Congo. After being given the name of Sister Luke and undergoing a postulancy and novitiate which foreshadow her future difficulties with the vow of obedience, she takes her first vows and is sent to a school of tropical medicine.