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Geraldine McEwan (1932–2015)


Geraldine McEwan was born in Old Windsor, England and made her theatre debut at the age of 14 at the Theatre Royal in Windsor. By the age of 18 she was starring in London's West End in several long-running popular productions. During the 1950s she acted with the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon and joined the Royal Shakespeare ... See full bio »

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 2010 The Secret World of Arrietty
Haru (UK version, voice)
 2009 Wallace & Gromit's Grand Adventures: Muzzled! (Video Game)
Miss Thripp (voice)
 2008 A Matter of Loaf and Death (Short)
Miss Thripp (voice, uncredited)
 2004-2007 Agatha Christie's Marple (TV Series)
Miss Marple
- Ordeal by Innocence (2007) ... Miss Marple
- At Bertram's Hotel (2007) ... Miss Marple
- Miss Marple: Nemesis (2007) ... Miss Marple
- Towards Zero (2007) ... Miss Marple
- The Sittaford Mystery (2006) ... Miss Marple
 2005 The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
Miss Thripp (voice)
 2005 The Lazarus Child
Janet
 2004 Vanity Fair
Lady Southdown
 2004 Carrie's War (TV Movie)
Mrs. Dilys Gotobed
 2002/I Pure
Nanna
 2002 The Magdalene Sisters
Sister Bridget
 2002 Food of Love
Novotna
 2000 Thin Ice (TV Movie)
Mrs. Violet Jerome
 2000 Contaminated Man
Lilian Rodgers
 2000 Love's Labour's Lost
Holofernia
 1999 Titus
Nurse
 1999 The Love Letter
Miss Scattergoods
 1999 Red Dwarf (TV Series)
Cassandra
- Cassandra (1999) ... Cassandra
 1995 Moses (TV Movie)
Miriam
 1993 Not Without My Handbag (Short)
The Aunt (voice)
 1992-1993 Mulberry (TV Series)
Miss Farnaby
- An Unexpected Visit (1993) ... Miss Farnaby
- A Musical Evening (1993) ... Miss Farnaby
- A Mysterious Guest (1993) ... Miss Farnaby
- The Art Class (1993) ... Miss Farnaby
- The Matchmaker (1993) ... Miss Farnaby
 1992 Springing Lenin (TV Short)
Flora
 1990 Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit (TV Mini-Series)
Mother
- Episode #1.3 (1990) ... Mother
- Episode #1.2 (1990) ... Mother
- Episode #1.1 (1990) ... Mother
 1989 Henry V
Alice
 1986 Foreign Body
Lady Ammanford
 1985-1986 Mapp & Lucia (TV Series)
Emmeline 'Lucia' Lucas / Queen Elizabeth I
- Au Reservoir (1986) ... Emmeline 'Lucia' Lucas
- Worship (1986) ... Emmeline 'Lucia' Lucas
- Lady Bountiful (1986) ... Emmeline 'Lucia' Lucas
- Change and Change About (1986) ... Emmeline 'Lucia' Lucas
- Winner Takes All (1986) ... Emmeline 'Lucia' Lucas
 1983 Tears Before Bedtime (TV Series)
Anne Dickens
- The Grand Gesture (1983) ... Anne Dickens
 1982 The Barchester Chronicles (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Proudie
- Part 7 (1982) ... Mrs. Proudie
- Part 6 (1982) ... Mrs. Proudie
- Part 5 (1982) ... Mrs. Proudie
- Part 4 (1982) ... Mrs. Proudie
- Part 3 (1982) ... Mrs. Proudie
 1982 All for Love (TV Series)
Miss Mountford
- L'Elegance (1982) ... Miss Mountford
 1982 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series)
Maud Caragnani
- Come Into the Garden, Maud (1982) ... Maud Caragnani
 1979 Fat (TV Movie)
Georgette
 1978 The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (TV Series)
Jean Brodie
- Mary MacGregor (1978) ... Jean Brodie
- Dorothy and Juliet (1978) ... Jean Brodie
- Rose (1978) ... Jean Brodie
- Giulia (1978) ... Jean Brodie
- Sandy and Jenny (1978) ... Jean Brodie
 1976 The Littlest Horse Thieves
Miss Coutt
 1976 The Bawdy Adventures of Tom Jones
Lady Bellaston
 1973-1974 Late Night Theatre (TV Series)
Elizabeth Barrett / Annie
- Dear Love (1974) ... Elizabeth Barrett
- We're Strangers Here (1973) ... Annie
 1971-1973 ITV Saturday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Madeleine Desmarest / Pandora Foss
- Hopcraft Into Europe (1973) ... Madeleine Desmarest
- Pandora (1971) ... Pandora Foss
 1973 Away from It All (TV Series)
Molly
- On Such a Night (1973) ... Molly
 1970-1972 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Agatha Posket / Candida / Sibyl Railton-Bell / ...
- The Magistrate (1972) ... Agatha Posket
- Candida (1971) ... Candida
- Separate Tables (1970) ... Sibyl Railton-Bell / Anne Shankland
 1968-1972 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
Denise Blundell / Mary
- Mill Hill (1972) ... Denise Blundell
- Diary of an Encounter (1968) ... Mary
 1969 The Dance of Death
Alice
 1967 A Flea in Her Ear (TV Movie)
Raymonde Chandebise
 1965 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Marcella Mortimer
- The Man Without Papers (1965) ... Marcella Mortimer
 1964 Profiles in Courage (TV Series)
Jesse
- Thomas Hart Benton (1964) ... Jesse
 1963 Festival (TV Series)
Beatis Bryant
- Roots (1963) ... Beatis Bryant
 1962 Out of This World (TV Series)
Mary Jones
- The Tycoons (1962) ... Mary Jones
 1962 Thirty Minute Theatre (TV Series)
- Double Image (1962)
 1960 Beware of Children
Catherine Robinson
 1957-1960 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Tess Durbeyfield / Anne Hargreaves / Ann Pedersdotter / ...
- Tess (1960) ... Tess Durbeyfield
- The Wind and the Rain (1959) ... Anne Hargreaves
- The Witch (1958) ... Ann Pedersdotter
- The Springtime of Others (1957) ... Gilberte
 1957 Success (TV Movie)
Gerry Briggs
 1957 Theatre Night (TV Series)
Frankie Addams
- The Member of the Wedding (1957) ... Frankie Addams
 1954 Crime on Our Hands (TV Series)
Kay Martin
- Episode #1.6 (1954) ... Kay Martin
- Episode #1.5 (1954) ... Kay Martin
- Episode #1.4 (1954) ... Kay Martin
- Episode #1.3 (1954) ... Kay Martin
- Episode #1.2 (1954) ... Kay Martin
 1953 For Better, for Worse (TV Movie)
Anne
 1953 There Was a Young Lady
Irene
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Other Works:

She acted in John Vanbrugh's play, "The Provok'd Wife", in a British National Theatre production at the Lyttelton Theatre in London, England with John Wood, Lindsay Duncan and Dorothy Tutin in the cast. Peter Wood was the director. See more »

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Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on her late husband Hugh Cruttwell] Like everybody in that situation feels, I miss him very much but I get on with life. I'm blessed with two children and seven grandchildren, and Marple has been a lovely thing for me to be very occupied with. See more »

Trivia:

Writer Muriel Spark considered Geraldine's portrayal of Jean Brodie in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1978) to be the definitive incarnation of her character. See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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