Joan Plowright

Joan Ann Plowright, Lady Olivier, DBE (born 28 October 1929), better known as Dame Joan Plowright, is an English actress, whose career has spanned over sixty years. Throughout her career she has won two Golden Globe Awards and a Tony Award and has been nominated for an Academy Award, an Emmy, and two BAFTA Awards. Joan Plowright is also one of only four actresses to have won two Golden Globes in the same year. Description above from the Wikipedia article Joan Plowright, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Surviving Picasso (1996)

The passionate Merchant-Ivory drama tells the story of Francoise Gilot, the only lover of Pablo Picasso who was strong enough to withstand his ferocious cruelty and move on with her life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Ivory
CAST:  Anthony Hopkins  •  Natascha McElhone  •  Julianne Moore  •  Joss Ackland

The passionate Merchant-Ivory drama tells the story of Francoise Gilot, the only lover of Pablo Picasso who was strong enough to withstand his ferocious cruelty and move on with her life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Ivory
CAST:  Anthony Hopkins  •  Natascha McElhone  •  Julianne Moore  •  Joss Ackland

101 Dalmatians (1996)

An evil, high-fashion designer plots to steal Dalmatian puppies in order to make an extravagant fur coat, but instead creates an extravagant mess.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Herek
CAST:  Glenn Close  •  Jeff Daniels  •  Joely Richardson  •  Joan Plowright

An evil, high-fashion designer plots to steal Dalmatian puppies in order to make an extravagant fur coat, but instead creates an extravagant mess.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Herek
CAST:  Glenn Close  •  Jeff Daniels  •  Joely Richardson  •  Joan Plowright

Avalon (1990)

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Avalon is the third in Levinson's semi-autobiographical series of four "Baltimore Films": Diner (1982), Tin Men (1987), Avalon (1990), and Liberty Heights (1999). The film is set in Baltimore in the early 1950s and explores the themes of Jewish assimilation into ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Levinson
CAST:  Leo Fuchs  •  Eve Gordon  •  Lou Jacobi  •  Armin Mueller-Stahl

Avalon is the third in Levinson's semi-autobiographical series of four "Baltimore Films": Diner (1982), Tin Men (1987), Avalon (1990), and Liberty Heights (1999). The film is set in Baltimore in the early 1950s and explores the themes of Jewish assimilation into ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Levinson
CAST:  Leo Fuchs  •  Eve Gordon  •  Lou Jacobi  •  Armin Mueller-Stahl

Bringing Down the House (2003)

When a lonely guy meets a woman on the internet who happens to be in prison, she breaks out to get him to prove her innocence, and proceeds to wreak havoc on his middle-class life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam Shankman
CAST:  Steve Martin  •  Queen Latifah  •  Eugene Levy  •  Joan Plowright

When a lonely guy meets a woman on the internet who happens to be in prison, she breaks out to get him to prove her innocence, and proceeds to wreak havoc on his middle-class life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam Shankman
CAST:  Steve Martin  •  Queen Latifah  •  Eugene Levy  •  Joan Plowright

Britannia Hospital (1982)

Britannia Hospital, an esteemed English institution, is marking its gala anniversary with a visit by the Queen Mother herself. But when investigative reporter Mick Travis arrives to cover the celebration, he finds the hospital under siege by striking workers, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lindsay Anderson
CAST:  Graham Crowden  •  Leonard Rossiter  •  Malcolm McDowell  •  Joan Plowright

Britannia Hospital, an esteemed English institution, is marking its gala anniversary with a visit by the Queen Mother herself. But when investigative reporter Mick Travis arrives to cover the celebration, he finds the hospital under siege by striking workers, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lindsay Anderson
CAST:  Graham Crowden  •  Leonard Rossiter  •  Malcolm McDowell  •  Joan Plowright

Curious George (2006)

When The Man in the Yellow Hat befriends Curious George in the jungle, they set off on a non-stop, fun-filled journey through the wonders of the big city toward the warmth of true friendship.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matthew O'Callaghan
CAST:  Frank Welker  •  Will Ferrell  •  Shane Baumel  •  Eugene Levy

When The Man in the Yellow Hat befriends Curious George in the jungle, they set off on a non-stop, fun-filled journey through the wonders of the big city toward the warmth of true friendship.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matthew O'Callaghan
CAST:  Frank Welker  •  Will Ferrell  •  Shane Baumel  •  Eugene Levy

Dinosaur (2000)

An orphaned dinosaur raised by lemurs joins an arduous trek to a sancturary after a meteorite shower destroys his family home.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ralph Zondag  •  Eric Leighton
CAST:  D.B. Sweeney  •  Alfre Woodard  •  Ossie Davis  •  Max Casella

An orphaned dinosaur raised by lemurs joins an arduous trek to a sancturary after a meteorite shower destroys his family home.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ralph Zondag  •  Eric Leighton
CAST:  D.B. Sweeney  •  Alfre Woodard  •  Ossie Davis  •  Max Casella

Drowning by Numbers (1988)

Three related women, all named Cissie Colpitts share a solidarity for one another which brings about three copy-cat drownings. The local coroner is in love with all three women and helps to disguise the murders.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Greenaway
CAST:  Joan Plowright  •  Juliet Stevenson  •  Joely Richardson  •  Bernard Hill

Three related women, all named Cissie Colpitts share a solidarity for one another which brings about three copy-cat drownings. The local coroner is in love with all three women and helps to disguise the murders.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Greenaway
CAST:  Joan Plowright  •  Juliet Stevenson  •  Joely Richardson  •  Bernard Hill

Global Heresy (2002)

A rock band bursts onto the scene and then their frontman disappears on the eve of a European tour.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney J. Furie
CAST:  Peter O'Toole  •  Alicia Silverstone  •  Joan Plowright  •  Jaimz Woolvett

A rock band bursts onto the scene and then their frontman disappears on the eve of a European tour.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney J. Furie
CAST:  Peter O'Toole  •  Alicia Silverstone  •  Joan Plowright  •  Jaimz Woolvett

I Am David (2003)

Based on Anne Holm's acclaimed young adult novel North to Freedom, I Am David chronicles the struggles of a 12-year-old boy who manages to flee a Communist concentration camp on his own -- through sheer will and determination. All he has in his possession is a loaf ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Feig
CAST:  Ben Tibber  •  Jim Caviezel  •  Joan Plowright  •  Hristo Shopov

Based on Anne Holm's acclaimed young adult novel North to Freedom, I Am David chronicles the struggles of a 12-year-old boy who manages to flee a Communist concentration camp on his own -- through sheer will and determination. All he has in his possession is a loaf ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Feig
CAST:  Ben Tibber  •  Jim Caviezel  •  Joan Plowright  •  Hristo Shopov

Jane Eyre (1996)

Jane Eyre is an orphan cast out as a young girl by her aunt, Mrs. Reed, and sent to be raised in a harsh charity school for girls. There she learns to be come a teacher and eventually seeks employment outside the school. Her advertisement is answered by the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Franco Zeffirelli
CAST:  Anna Paquin  •  Charlotte Gainsbourg  •  William Hurt  •  Joan Plowright

Jane Eyre is an orphan cast out as a young girl by her aunt, Mrs. Reed, and sent to be raised in a harsh charity school for girls. There she learns to be come a teacher and eventually seeks employment outside the school. Her advertisement is answered by the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Franco Zeffirelli
CAST:  Anna Paquin  •  Charlotte Gainsbourg  •  William Hurt  •  Joan Plowright

Last Action Hero (1993)

Following the death of his father, young Danny Madigan takes comfort in watching action movies featuring the indestructible Los Angeles cop Jack Slater. After being given a magic ticket by theater manager Nick, Danny is sucked into the screen and bonds with Slater. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John McTiernan
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  Austin O'Brien  •  Charles Dance  •  F. Murray Abraham

Following the death of his father, young Danny Madigan takes comfort in watching action movies featuring the indestructible Los Angeles cop Jack Slater. After being given a magic ticket by theater manager Nick, Danny is sucked into the screen and bonds with Slater. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John McTiernan
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  Austin O'Brien  •  Charles Dance  •  F. Murray Abraham

Mrs Palfrey at The Claremont (2005)

All but abandoned by her family in a London retirement hotel, an elderly woman strikes up a curious friendship with a young writer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dan Ireland
CAST:  Joan Plowright  •  Rupert Friend  •  Zoë Tapper  •  Anna Massey

All but abandoned by her family in a London retirement hotel, an elderly woman strikes up a curious friendship with a young writer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dan Ireland
CAST:  Joan Plowright  •  Rupert Friend  •  Zoë Tapper  •  Anna Massey

The Entertainer (1960)

Archie Rice, an old-time British vaudeville performer sinking into final defeat, schemes to stay in show business.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Richardson
CAST:  Laurence Olivier  •  Brenda De Banzie  •  Roger Livesey  •  Joan Plowright

Archie Rice, an old-time British vaudeville performer sinking into final defeat, schemes to stay in show business.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Richardson
CAST:  Laurence Olivier  •  Brenda De Banzie  •  Roger Livesey  •  Joan Plowright

The Scarlet Letter (1995)

Set in puritanical Boston in the mid 1600s, the story of seamstress Hester Prynne, who is outcast after she becomes pregnant by a respected reverend. She refuses to divulge the name of the father, is "convicted" of adultery and forced to wear a scarlet "A" until an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roland Joffé
CAST:  Demi Moore  •  Gary Oldman  •  Robert Duvall  •  Lisa Andoh

Set in puritanical Boston in the mid 1600s, the story of seamstress Hester Prynne, who is outcast after she becomes pregnant by a respected reverend. She refuses to divulge the name of the father, is "convicted" of adultery and forced to wear a scarlet "A" until an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roland Joffé
CAST:  Demi Moore  •  Gary Oldman  •  Robert Duvall  •  Lisa Andoh

Three Sisters (1970)

Laurence Olivier's film of Chekhov's play.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Laurence Olivier
CAST:  Jeanne Watts  •  Joan Plowright  •  Louise Purnell  •  Derek Jacobi

Laurence Olivier's film of Chekhov's play.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Laurence Olivier
CAST:  Jeanne Watts  •  Joan Plowright  •  Louise Purnell  •  Derek Jacobi

Enchanted April (1991)

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Based on Elizabeth Von Arnim's novel, four Englishwomen rent an Italian villa on holiday.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Newell
CAST:  Josie Lawrence  •  Miranda Richardson  •  Joan Plowright  •  Polly Walker

Based on Elizabeth Von Arnim's novel, four Englishwomen rent an Italian villa on holiday.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Newell
CAST:  Josie Lawrence  •  Miranda Richardson  •  Joan Plowright  •  Polly Walker

Tea with Mussolini (1999)

Semi-autobiographical film directed by Franco Zeffirelli, telling the story of young Italian boy Luca's upbringing by a circle of English and American women, before and during World War II.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Franco Zeffirelli
CAST:  Cher  •  Maggie Smith  •  Judi Dench  •  Lily Tomlin

Semi-autobiographical film directed by Franco Zeffirelli, telling the story of young Italian boy Luca's upbringing by a circle of English and American women, before and during World War II.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Franco Zeffirelli
CAST:  Cher  •  Maggie Smith  •  Judi Dench  •  Lily Tomlin

Revolution (1985)

New York trapper Tom Dobb becomes an unwilling participant in the American Revolution after his son Ned is drafted into the Army by the villainous Sergeant Major Peasy. Tom attempts to find his son, and eventually becomes convinced that he must take a stand and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hugh Hudson
CAST:  Al Pacino  •  Donald Sutherland  •  Dexter Fletcher  •  Sid Owen

New York trapper Tom Dobb becomes an unwilling participant in the American Revolution after his son Ned is drafted into the Army by the villainous Sergeant Major Peasy. Tom attempts to find his son, and eventually becomes convinced that he must take a stand and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hugh Hudson
CAST:  Al Pacino  •  Donald Sutherland  •  Dexter Fletcher  •  Sid Owen

I Love You to Death (1990)

Joey Boca is the owner of a pizza parlour, and has been married to Rosalie for years. When Rosalie discovers that Joey is a womanizer and has been cheating on her for a long time, she goes to extreme lengths to punish him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lawrence Kasdan
CAST:  Kevin Kline  •  Tracey Ullman  •  Joan Plowright  •  River Phoenix

Joey Boca is the owner of a pizza parlour, and has been married to Rosalie for years. When Rosalie discovers that Joey is a womanizer and has been cheating on her for a long time, she goes to extreme lengths to punish him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lawrence Kasdan
CAST:  Kevin Kline  •  Tracey Ullman  •  Joan Plowright  •  River Phoenix
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