Virginia McKenna

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Virginia A. McKenna OBE (born 7 June 1931, London) is a British stage and screen actress, author and wildlife campaigner. Description above from the Wikipedia article Virginia McKenna, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Born Free (1966)

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At a national park in Kenya, English game warden George Adamson and his wife, Joy, care for three orphaned lion cubs. After the two larger lions are shipped off to a zoo in the Netherlands, the smallest of the three, Elsa, stays with the couple. When Elsa is blamed ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Hill
CAST:  Virginia McKenna  •  Bill Travers  •  Geoffrey Keen  •  Peter Lukoye

At a national park in Kenya, English game warden George Adamson and his wife, Joy, care for three orphaned lion cubs. After the two larger lions are shipped off to a zoo in the Netherlands, the smallest of the three, Elsa, stays with the couple. When Elsa is blamed ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Hill
CAST:  Virginia McKenna  •  Bill Travers  •  Geoffrey Keen  •  Peter Lukoye

Carve Her Name with Pride (1958)

Violette Bushell is the daughter of an English father and a French mother, living in London in the early years of World War 2. She meets a handsome young French soldier in the park and takes him back for the family Bastille day celebrations. They fall in love, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lewis Gilbert
CAST:  Virginia McKenna  •  Paul Scofield  •  Jack Warner  •  Denise Grey

Violette Bushell is the daughter of an English father and a French mother, living in London in the early years of World War 2. She meets a handsome young French soldier in the park and takes him back for the family Bastille day celebrations. They fall in love, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lewis Gilbert
CAST:  Virginia McKenna  •  Paul Scofield  •  Jack Warner  •  Denise Grey

Sliding Doors (1998)

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Gwyneth Paltrow plays London publicist Helen, effortlessly sliding between parallel storylines that show what happens if she does or does not catch a train back to her apartment. Love. Romantic entanglements. Deception. Trust. Friendship. Comedy. All come into ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Howitt
CAST:  Gwyneth Paltrow  •  John Hannah  •  John Lynch  •  Jeanne Tripplehorn

Gwyneth Paltrow plays London publicist Helen, effortlessly sliding between parallel storylines that show what happens if she does or does not catch a train back to her apartment. Love. Romantic entanglements. Deception. Trust. Friendship. Comedy. All come into ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Howitt
CAST:  Gwyneth Paltrow  •  John Hannah  •  John Lynch  •  Jeanne Tripplehorn

The Cruel Sea (1953)

At the start of World War II, Cmdr. Ericson is assigned to convoy escort HMS Compass Rose with inexperienced officers and men just out of training. The winter seas make life miserable enough, but the men must also harden themselves to rescuing survivors of U-Boat ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Frend
CAST:  Jack Hawkins  •  Donald Sinden  •  Denholm Elliott  •  Stanley Baker

At the start of World War II, Cmdr. Ericson is assigned to convoy escort HMS Compass Rose with inexperienced officers and men just out of training. The winter seas make life miserable enough, but the men must also harden themselves to rescuing survivors of U-Boat ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Frend
CAST:  Jack Hawkins  •  Donald Sinden  •  Denholm Elliott  •  Stanley Baker

The Smallest Show on Earth (1957)

Jean and Bill are a married couple trying to scrape a living. Out of the blue they receive a telegram informing them Bill's long-lost uncle has died and left them his business—a cinema in the town of Sloughborough. Unfortunately they can't sell it for the fortune ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Basil Dearden
CAST:  Virginia McKenna  •  Bill Travers  •  Margaret Rutherford  •  Peter Sellers

Jean and Bill are a married couple trying to scrape a living. Out of the blue they receive a telegram informing them Bill's long-lost uncle has died and left them his business—a cinema in the town of Sloughborough. Unfortunately they can't sell it for the fortune ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Basil Dearden
CAST:  Virginia McKenna  •  Bill Travers  •  Margaret Rutherford  •  Peter Sellers

Waterloo (1970)

After defeating France and imprisoning Napoleon on Elba, ending two decades of war, Europe is shocked to find Napoleon has escaped and has caused the French Army to defect from the King back to him. The best of the British generals, the Duke of Wellington, beat ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sergey Bondarchuk
CAST:  Rod Steiger  •  Christopher Plummer  •  Orson Welles  •  Jack Hawkins

After defeating France and imprisoning Napoleon on Elba, ending two decades of war, Europe is shocked to find Napoleon has escaped and has caused the French Army to defect from the King back to him. The best of the British generals, the Duke of Wellington, beat ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sergey Bondarchuk
CAST:  Rod Steiger  •  Christopher Plummer  •  Orson Welles  •  Jack Hawkins

The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1957)

Director Sidney Franklin's 1957 remake of his own 1934 film, about the romance of poets Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney Franklin
CAST:  Jennifer Jones  •  Bill Travers  •  John Gielgud  •  Virginia McKenna

Director Sidney Franklin's 1957 remake of his own 1934 film, about the romance of poets Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney Franklin
CAST:  Jennifer Jones  •  Bill Travers  •  John Gielgud  •  Virginia McKenna

The Gathering Storm (1974)

Winston Churchill's life in the years leading up to World War II.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Herbert Wise
CAST:  Richard Burton  •  Virginia McKenna  •  Robert Hardy  •  Ian Bannen

Winston Churchill's life in the years leading up to World War II.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Herbert Wise
CAST:  Richard Burton  •  Virginia McKenna  •  Robert Hardy  •  Ian Bannen

Ring of Bright Water (1969)

Whoever said dog is man's best friend never met Mij! Mij is a cute, cuddly pet shop otter who captures the heart of Graham Merill (Bill Travers). It doesn't take Graham long to realize that London is no place to raise a slippery otter. So he takes Mij to live in a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Couffer
CAST:  Bill Travers  •  Virginia McKenna  •  Peter Jeffrey  •  Jameson Clark

Whoever said dog is man's best friend never met Mij! Mij is a cute, cuddly pet shop otter who captures the heart of Graham Merill (Bill Travers). It doesn't take Graham long to realize that London is no place to raise a slippery otter. So he takes Mij to live in a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Couffer
CAST:  Bill Travers  •  Virginia McKenna  •  Peter Jeffrey  •  Jameson Clark

The Oracle (1953)

An Irish "oracle" foretells the next day's track results to a newspaperman, resulting in a national uproar.  (more)

DIRECTION:  C.M. Pennington-Richards
CAST:  Robert Beatty  •  Michael Medwin  •  Virginia McKenna  •  Mervyn Johns

An Irish "oracle" foretells the next day's track results to a newspaperman, resulting in a national uproar.  (more)

DIRECTION:  C.M. Pennington-Richards
CAST:  Robert Beatty  •  Michael Medwin  •  Virginia McKenna  •  Mervyn Johns

Puccini (1984)

In Torre del Lago, by Lake Massaciuccoli, Puccini is writing "The Girl of the Golden West" when his wife Elvira accuses him of a dalliance with their maid, Doria Manfredi, a young women from town. Although the maestro is frequently unfaithful, he denies the affair; ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Palmer
CAST:  Robert Stephens  •  Virginia McKenna  •  Judith Howarth

In Torre del Lago, by Lake Massaciuccoli, Puccini is writing "The Girl of the Golden West" when his wife Elvira accuses him of a dalliance with their maid, Doria Manfredi, a young women from town. Although the maestro is frequently unfaithful, he denies the affair; ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Palmer
CAST:  Robert Stephens  •  Virginia McKenna  •  Judith Howarth

Rosamunde Pilcher - September (1996)

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CAST:  Jacqueline Bisset  •  Edward Fox  •  Michael York  •  Mariel Hemingway

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CAST:  Jacqueline Bisset  •  Edward Fox  •  Michael York  •  Mariel Hemingway

Staggered (1994)

Very much in love, Neil's wedding plans are sabotaged, beginning when he is abandoned, naked, on a Scottish island. A road trip ensues, with Neil encountering many obstacles as he makes his way to London for what he believes is to be his wedding day. Or is it?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Clunes
CAST:  Martin Clunes  •  Anna Chancellor  •  Michael Praed  •  Michele Winstanley

Very much in love, Neil's wedding plans are sabotaged, beginning when he is abandoned, naked, on a Scottish island. A road trip ensues, with Neil encountering many obstacles as he makes his way to London for what he believes is to be his wedding day. Or is it?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Clunes
CAST:  Martin Clunes  •  Anna Chancellor  •  Michael Praed  •  Michele Winstanley

Duel of Hearts (1992)

Lady Caroline Faye meets Lord Vane Brecon and is attracted to him. When she finds out that he is being accused of a murder he did not commit, she sets out to prove him innocent  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Hough
CAST:  Alison Doody  •  Michael York  •  Benedict Taylor  •  Geraldine Chaplin

Lady Caroline Faye meets Lord Vane Brecon and is attracted to him. When she finds out that he is being accused of a murder he did not commit, she sets out to prove him innocent  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Hough
CAST:  Alison Doody  •  Michael York  •  Benedict Taylor  •  Geraldine Chaplin

Two Living, One Dead (1961)

Three Post Office employees are at work when the facility is held up. The robber kills the supervisor and knocks out another employee. The third one offers no resistance and survives unscathed. Afterwards he begins to wonder if his refusal to resist was a prudent ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Asquith
CAST:  Virginia McKenna  •  Bill Travers  •  Patrick McGoohan  •  Alf Kjellin

Three Post Office employees are at work when the facility is held up. The robber kills the supervisor and knocks out another employee. The third one offers no resistance and survives unscathed. Afterwards he begins to wonder if his refusal to resist was a prudent ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Asquith
CAST:  Virginia McKenna  •  Bill Travers  •  Patrick McGoohan  •  Alf Kjellin

Simba (1955)

White farmers in Kenya come under siege from the Mau Maus. Some natives try to help them and it's later discovered that the father of a native doctor is the secret leader of the Mau Maus. The film capitalizes on the political upheaval taking place at the time of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Desmond Hurst
CAST:  Dirk Bogarde  •  Donald Sinden  •  Virginia McKenna  •  Basil Sydney

White farmers in Kenya come under siege from the Mau Maus. Some natives try to help them and it's later discovered that the father of a native doctor is the secret leader of the Mau Maus. The film capitalizes on the political upheaval taking place at the time of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Desmond Hurst
CAST:  Dirk Bogarde  •  Donald Sinden  •  Virginia McKenna  •  Basil Sydney

Peter Pan (1976)

Peter Pan is a 1976 musical adaptation of J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan, or the Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up, produced for television as part of the Hallmark Hall of Fame, starring Mia Farrow as Peter Pan and Danny Kaye as Captain Hook, and with Sir John Gielgud narrating. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dwight Hemion
CAST:  Mia Farrow  •  Danny Kaye  •  Paula Kelly  •  Virginia McKenna

Peter Pan is a 1976 musical adaptation of J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan, or the Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up, produced for television as part of the Hallmark Hall of Fame, starring Mia Farrow as Peter Pan and Danny Kaye as Captain Hook, and with Sir John Gielgud narrating. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dwight Hemion
CAST:  Mia Farrow  •  Danny Kaye  •  Paula Kelly  •  Virginia McKenna

The Disappearance (1977)

Thriller about a contract killer whose wife has disappeared. When he is hired by an international organisation to carry out a "shy" or hit, he suspects they are connected with her disappearance.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stuart Cooper
CAST:  Donald Sutherland  •  Francine Racette  •  David Hemmings  •  John Hurt

Thriller about a contract killer whose wife has disappeared. When he is hired by an international organisation to carry out a "shy" or hit, he suspects they are connected with her disappearance.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stuart Cooper
CAST:  Donald Sutherland  •  Francine Racette  •  David Hemmings  •  John Hurt

Julius Caesar (1979)

The assassination of the would be ruler of Rome at the hands of Brutus and company has tragic consequences for Brutus and the republic.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Herbert Wise
CAST:  Richard Pasco  •  Charles Gray  •  Keith Michell  •  David Collings

The assassination of the would be ruler of Rome at the hands of Brutus and company has tragic consequences for Brutus and the republic.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Herbert Wise
CAST:  Richard Pasco  •  Charles Gray  •  Keith Michell  •  David Collings

A Town Like Alice (1956)

In 1941, The advancing Japanese army captures a lot of British territory very quickly. The men are sent off to labor camps, but they have no plan on what to do with the women and children of the British.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Lee
CAST:  Virginia McKenna  •  Peter Finch  •  Kenji Takagi  •  Tran Van Khe

In 1941, The advancing Japanese army captures a lot of British territory very quickly. The men are sent off to labor camps, but they have no plan on what to do with the women and children of the British.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Lee
CAST:  Virginia McKenna  •  Peter Finch  •  Kenji Takagi  •  Tran Van Khe
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