Peggy Ashcroft

Peggy Ashcroft

Peggy Ashcroft
Date of birth: 22/12/1907 Year
Age: 83 year
Place of birth: Croydon, United Kingdom
Date of death: 14.06.1991 Year
Place of death: London, UK

Nationality: British

Original name: Edith Margaret Emily Ashcrof

The really famous Ashcroft, however, was only in 1934, playing Juliet in the legendary production of ‘Romeo and Juliet’ (‘Romeo and Juliet’) in the new theater (‘New Theatre’); Romeo and Mercutio then played Laurence Olivier (Laurence Olivier) and John Gielgud (John Gielgud). A little later, Ashcroft and Gielgud had been invited to the role of Beatrice and Benedict in ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ (‘Much Ado About Nothing’); in general, to work in a couple of them had more than once. First Beatrice by Edith Gielgud called revelation.
 
Ashcroft was born in Croydon (Croydon). From an early age it was obvious that she has a clear talent for performances on stage – the first time she became famous, however, only in 1929, after playing Naeemi (Naemi) in the ‘Jew Suss’ (‘Jew Suss’). Two years later, Ashcroft had another fairly successful role – she had to play Desdemona in another formulation based on the immortal works of William Shakespeare (William Shakespeare); By the way, while playing Othello Roubson Paul (Paul Robeson), with whom Edith at that time was just a short novel.
The really famous Ashcroft, however, was only in 1934, playing Juliet in the legendary production of ‘Romeo and Juliet’ (‘Romeo and Juliet’) in the new theater (‘New Theatre’); Romeo and Mercutio then played Laurence Olivier (Laurence Olivier) and John Gielgud (John Gielgud). A little later, Ashcroft and Gielgud had been invited to the role of Beatrice and Benedict in ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ (‘Much Ado About Nothing’); in general, to work in a couple of them had more than once. First Beatrice by Edith Gielgud called revelation.
For almost his entire career Ashcroft remained one of the most famous actresses of Britain; Among the most successful of her works of that time should be called ‘The Three Sisters’, ‘Heiress’ (‘The Heiress’), ‘Antony and Cleopatra’ (‘Antony and Cleopatra’), ‘As You Like It’ (‘As You Like It’ ) ‘Cymbeline’ (‘Cymbelin’), ‘The Taming of the Shrew’ (‘The Taming of the Shrew’) and the ‘War of the Roses’ (‘The War of the Roses’). Many also remember the game in the global project Peggy Royal Shakespeare Company (Royal Shakespeare Company) – staged three plays about Henry VI, and ‘Richard III’ (‘Richard III’) directed by Peter Hall (Peter Hall).
In film and television Ashcroft appeared quite rare, but surprisingly successful. One of her first experiences on the big screen has become a bit part in the film Alfred Hitchcock (Alfred Hitchcock) ’39 steps’ (‘The Thirty-Nine Steps’). In 1937, Peggy played in thirty-minute excerpt from the statement of ‘Twelfth Night’ (‘Twelfth Night’) in the BBC Television Service; This show with Greer Garson (Greer Garson) was the first in the history of TV version of Shakespeare’s play.
In 1959, Ashcroft played in the film “The Nun’s Story ‘(‘ The Nun’s Story ‘) c Audrey Hepburn (Audrey Hepburn); in 1968 he saw the light ‘secret ceremony’ (‘Secret Ceremony’), Joseph Losey (Joseph Losey) – in it, except Peggy, played by Elizabeth Taylor (Elizabeth Taylor) and Mia Farrow (Mia Farrow); Finally, in 1971 on the screens out the picture ‘Sunday, Sunday damn’ (‘Sunday, Bloody Sunday’) c Ashcroft, Peter Finch (Peter Finch) and Glenda Jackson (Glenda Jackson).
In the seventies Peggy invited into the picture Pedestrian ‘(‘ Der Fu?g?nger ‘) – in the future, this German project was nominated for an Oscar and won the 1974 Golden Globe in the category’ Best Foreign Film ‘(‘ Best Foreign Language Foreign ‘ ). Director of the film was the Austrian Maximilian Schell (Maximilian Schell); the main role in it played once popular Kothe Haak (K?the Haack), Dagover Lil (Lil Dagover) and Francoise Rose (Fran?oise Rosay).
The most famous screen incarnation Ashcroft, however, became Mrs. Moore, published in 1984, the painting of David Lean (David Lean) ‘Passage to India’ (‘A Passage to India’) – the role of Peggy brought a number of awards, including – Oscar in the category of ‘Best Supporting Actress’.
His last role played by Ashcroft in 1988, in the film John Schlesinger (John Schlesinger) ‘Madame Suzatska’ (‘Madame Sousatzka’) c Shirley MacLaine (Shirley MacLaine) in the title role.
Peggy, died on 14 June 1991, of a heart attack.

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