Friday, 30 March 2012

Joan Greenwood

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One of my blog followers asked for a sound sample of the voice of actress Joan Greenwood. Here it is; it's an extract from the 1951 film "The Man in the White Suit". Her partner in this scene is Cecil Parker. My profound thanks go to the operator(s) of the website www.silversirens.co.uk. They provide many beautiful film clips illustrating the "golden age of British cinema".

Joan Greenwood (born 1921 in Chelsea, died 1987 in London) was educated at St. Catherine's School, Bramley (here's a modern photo of that school):

credit: www.stcatherines.info
She then studied at RADA to become an actress. Her active years were between 1938 and 1987 beginning in November 1938 with an appearance at the Apollo Theatre.
credit: www.jrobbo.com
She made her film debut in 1940 in the film John Smith Wakes Up.

Joan Greenwood also appeared on TV, e.g. in the comedy series Girls on Top:

credit: youtube
Here's a sound clip of 1985/86:

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1 comment:

  1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CK5VwuYGNY0

    Fenella Fielding is also a very close match.

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