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Shirley Anne Field is a Actor British born on 27 june 1938 at Bolton (United-kingdom)

Shirley Anne Field

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Birth name Shirley Anne Broomfield
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 27 june 1938 at Bolton (United-kingdom)
Death 10 december 2023 (at 85 years)

Shirley Anne Field (born 27 June 1938) is an English actress who has performed on stage, film and television since 1955.

Biography

She married the aristocratic RAF pilot and racing driver Charles Crichton-Stuart (1939-2001) on 7 July 1967; and they had one daughter, Nicola Crichton-Stuart, who was born the same year. The marriage ended in divorce during the late 1970s. She wrote her autobiography A Time for Love (1991).

On 14 November 1993, Field appeared on BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs, talking to Sue Lawley about her upbringing in different children's homes in Northern England and her success as an actress in the 1960s. She also reminisced about her friendship with John F. Kennedy and an ill-fated date with Frank Sinatra. Her record choices included Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major and pieces by Rachmaninov, Elvis Presley, and the Carpenters.

In the September 2009 issue of Cinema Retro, there is a long interview with Field, where she candidly talks about her childhood and the making of Peeping Tom, The Entertainer, Beat Girl and The War Lover.

Usually with

Joan Sims
Joan Sims
(4 films)
Joan Hickson
Joan Hickson
(3 films)
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Filmography of Shirley Anne Field (37 films)

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Actress

U.F.O.
U.F.O. (2012)
, 1h19
Directed by Tony Dow
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films
Actors Sara Stockbridge, Lee Joo-seung, Kenny Baker, Roger Lloyd-Pack, Shirley Anne Field, Kiran Shah
Roles Judge
Rating49% 2.472772.472772.472772.472772.47277
The infamous stand-up comic Roy 'Chubby' Brown stars in this anti-PC, sci-fi spoof. Performing one night at the end of Blackpool Pier, Chubby is beamed up to a spaceship populated by feminist aliens. Put on trial for crimes against women and quickly found guilty, the unapologetic misogynist is condemned to become pregnant every year for the next thirty years.
The Kid
The Kid (2010)
, 1h51
Directed by Nick Moran
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography
Actors Rupert Friend, Natascha McElhone, William Miller, Ioan Gruffudd, Con O'Neill, Augustus Prew
Roles Margaret
Rating67% 3.3966953.3966953.3966953.3966953.396695
Based on the real-life story of Kevin Lewis, the film follows his childhood of abuse, his descent into a life of crime and how he put his life together again afterwards. The screenplay was written by Mark Thomas and Kevin Lewis with additional writing by Nick Moran.
A Monkey's Tale, 1h15
Directed by Jean-François Laguionie
Origin France
Genres Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Films about apes, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Tara Römer, Michael Gambon, Nadia Farès, John Hurt, Pierre Arditi, Michael York
Roles The Governess (voice)
Rating57% 2.8711352.8711352.8711352.8711352.871135
Kom is a member of the Woonkos, a tribe of monkeys who live in a canopy and they live in obsessive fear of falling into a nearby pit, which is inhabited by other monkeys they believe to be demons. Kom refuses to believe these superstitions and claims bravery and is rude to the elder of the Woonkos. However, on the way home, he accidentally falls from the trees into the land below. When there, he meets the Lankoo tribe and finds they are in fact very similar to his own tribe. He befriends Gina, a young maid and Master Martin, the librarian and they help teach him to behave like a Lankoo. The Lankoo king is impressed by his actions, although Gina doesn't like it when he tries too hard for popularity, and briefly forgets her. However, there is also evil afoot. The chancellor Sebastian, the governess and their dim-witted side-kick, Gerard the Gormless, are up to evil plans: they will find a way for the King to die and they are poisoning his already sick daughter, Princess Ida. The King, along with most of his army, die drowning while attempting to reach the "promised land" on the other side of the poisonous lake when it was frozen. Sebastian believes his plan has worked, but the governess (who was giving the princess the poison) is given it herself by Gina and the one remaining soldier, however it is believed she is tough enough not to die, but will remain a "sleeping ugly". The film ends with Sebastian and Gerard in cages, Princess Ida as the new queen and Kom and Gina returning to the land of the Woonkos, while it is clear that the two tribes will unite. It features the song "We Are One" by Westlife.
Hear My Song, 1h44
Directed by Peter Chelsom
Origin Irlande
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Ned Beatty, William Hootkins, Adrian Dunbar, Tara Fitzgerald, David McCallum, Shirley Anne Field
Roles Cathleen Doyle
Rating68% 3.4423.4423.4423.4423.442
The story revolves around an attempt by Micky O'Neill (Dunbar) to revive the fortunes of his Liverpool nightclub by promising his patrons that he will produce Josef Locke. After a series of unfortunate bookings (including, most notably, Franc Cinatra, a Sinatra impersonator), Micky books the mysterious Mr. X, a man who insists that he cannot be booked as Jo Locke due to the legal issues that would invariably ensue. The elusive Locke left England during the 1950s to avoid paying taxes, leaving behind "a beauty queen, a Jaguar sportscar, and a pedigree dalmatian, all of them pining." O'Neill's personal and professional life are left in ruin after the beauty queen, Kathleen Doyle, exposes his Mr. X as a fraud. O'Neill returns to Ireland to find the one true Josef Locke and bring him back.
Getting It Right, 1h42
Directed by Randal Kleiser
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about virginity
Actors Jesse Birdsall, Jane Horrocks, Helena Bonham Carter, Bryan Pringle, Lynn Redgrave, John Gielgud
Roles Anne
Rating63% 3.198783.198783.198783.198783.19878
The film concerns the late coming of age of protagonist Gavin Lamb (Birdsall), a painfully shy 31-year-old virgin still living at home with his parents and who works as a hairdresser in a West End salon. The socially awkward Gavin forges sudden romantic connections with three very different women: a sultry millionairess (Redgrave), an idiosyncratic recluse (Bonham Carter), and a single mother (Horrocks) who is a junior hairdresser at his salon.
The Rachel Papers, 1h35
Directed by Damian Harris
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors Dexter Fletcher, Ione Skye, Jonathan Pryce, James Spader, Jared Harris, Gina McKee
Roles Mrs. Seth Smith
Rating59% 2.996682.996682.996682.996682.99668
Nineteen-year-old Charles (Fletcher) is a highly sexed and precociously intelligent teenager about to attend Oxford University. Before he does he intends to use all his charm and intelligence to seduce a beautiful American girl, Rachel (Skye). Charles becomes completely besotted by Rachel, and after numerous rebuffs he eventually forges a friendship with her. Things become complicated, however, and his strategy becomes threatened. Rachel already has a boyfriend, DeForest (Spader); however, he is a control freak who does not treat her particularly well. With help from his sister Jenny (Sharp), his lunatic brother-in-law Norman (Pryce) and best friend and big brother figure/mentor Geoff (Harris), Charles eventually manages to lure Rachel away from DeForest, and his father Gordon (Paterson) is impressed with Charles' new quarry; however, as the unlikely relationship develops, Charles discovers that his seemingly "perfect" woman has numerous dislikeable habits and personality traits, just like all of the other "lesser" girls he has previously seduced. Irritated by some of Rachel's habits, Charles grows bored and is seduced by, and later sleeps with, his old flame Gloria (Skinner), ending his relationship with Rachel, who subsequently moves to New York. Charles still ends up going to Oxford University, but he does not enjoy his life there, feeling that his life is missing something following the end of his relationship with Rachel. She and Charles accidentally meet up again in a museum there and spend the whole day together, but at the end, Rachel kisses him only on the cheek, and leaves. We hear Charles in voiceover saying that he tried to remember William Blake's quotation about love being eternal, so that he could say it to Rachel, but was unable to.
Shag
Shag (1989)
, 1h38
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Actors Phoebe Cates, Bridget Fonda, Annabeth Gish, Page Hannah, Robert Rusler, Scott Coffey
Roles Mrs. Clatterbuck
Rating63% 3.198523.198523.198523.198523.19852
The film is a lighthearted story of four teenage girlfriends of various temperaments who escape from their parents for a few days in 1963 for an adventure in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina where the big spring festival promises a dance contest, beer blasts and lots of cute boys. Carson (Phoebe Cates) is engaged to a rich but square young man, Melaina (Bridget Fonda) fancies herself as a Hollywood sexpot, Luanne (Page Hannah) wears glasses and is a prim and proper senator's daughter, and Pudge (Annabeth Gish) has recently lost weight but has always been called "Pudge" and suffers from low self-esteem.
My Beautiful Laundrette, 1h33
Directed by Stephen Frears
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about alcoholism, Films about immigration, Films about racism, Films about sexuality, La précarité, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Gordon Warnecke, Daniel Day-Lewis, Saeed Jaffrey, Roshan Seth, Souad Faress, Shirley Anne Field
Roles Rachel
Rating67% 3.3989153.3989153.3989153.3989153.398915
Omar Ali is a young man living in Battersea in the Wandsworth area of South London, right by the railway station during the mid-1980s. His father, Hussein, once a famous left-wing British Pakistani journalist in Bombay, lives in London but hates Britain's society and its international politics. His dissatisfaction with the world and a family tragedy have led him to sink into alcoholism, so that Omar has to be his carer. By contrast, Omar's paternal uncle Nasser is a successful entrepreneur and an active member of the London Pakistani community. Omar's father asks his uncle to give Omar a job and, after working for a brief time as a car washer in one of his uncle's garages, he is assigned the task of managing a run-down laundrette and turning it into a profitable business.
House of the Living Dead, 1h27
Directed by Ray Austin
Origin South africa
Genres Science fiction, Horror
Themes Films set in Africa
Actors Mark Burns, Shirley Anne Field, David Oxley, Bill Flynn, Ronald France
Roles Mary Anne Carew
Rating36% 1.832531.832531.832531.832531.83253
The storyline follows a white family running a plantation farm on the Cape Colony in South Africa. The family consists of a mother (Margaret Inglis) and her two sons, Michael and Breck (both played by Mark Burns). Michael runs the house while Breck spends his time alone in his room, deformed and insane, conducting experiments to try to prove the soul is an organic object able to live outside the human body. Michael's fiancée Mary (Shirley Anne Field) arrives to marry him, much to the mother's dismay as she wants the family to end so the long history of madness can stop. Meanwhile strange things begin to happen at the plantation, such as voodoo, which is assumed to be the work of the local black neighbors, and murder.
Alfie
Alfie (1966)
, 1h54
Directed by Brian W. Cook, Lewis Gilbert
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Pregnancy films, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films based on plays
Actors Michael Caine, Shelley Winters, Millicent Martin, Vivien Merchant, Jane Asher, Graham Stark
Roles Carla
Rating69% 3.496543.496543.496543.496543.49654
Handsome Cockney chauffeur Alfie Elkins (Michael Caine) enjoys the favors of women, while avoiding any commitment. He ends an affair with a married woman, Siddie (Millicent Martin), just as he gets his submissive single girlfriend, Gilda (Julia Foster), pregnant. Although Alfie refuses to marry Gilda and cheats on her constantly, Gilda decides to have the child, a boy named Malcolm, and keep him rather than give him up for adoption. Over time, Alfie becomes attached to his son, but his unwillingness to commit to Gilda causes her to break up with him and instead marry Humphrey (Graham Stark), a kindly bus conductor who loves her and is willing to accept Malcolm as his own son. She also bars Alfie from any further contact with Malcolm, forcing Alfie to watch from a distance as Humphrey steps into his fatherly role. When a health check reveals Alfie has tubercular shadows on his lungs, the diagnosis, combined with his separation from his son, leads him to have a brief mental breakdown.
Doctor in Clover, 1h41
Directed by Ralph Thomas
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy
Themes Medical-themed films
Actors Leslie Phillips, Joan Sims, Fenella Fielding, Arthur Haynes, James Robertson Justice, Terry Scott
Roles Nurse Bancroft
Rating57% 2.8575752.8575752.8575752.8575752.857575
The film is based at the (fictitious) St Swithin's Hospital, with Leslie Phillips as Dr Gaston Grimsdyke, an accident-prone doctor and cad, more interested in the nurses than the patients.