Joyce Redman

Active - 1937 - 1994  |   Born - Dec 9, 1915   |   Died - May 10, 2012   |   Genres - Drama, Comedy

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Biography by Hal Erickson

Redheaded British actress Joyce Redman attended the RADA before making her first professional appearance in 1935. Redman has since worked with virtually every major repertory troupe in England, as well as Paris' Comedie Francaise. Her biggest stages successes of the 1940s were Shadow and Substance and the London production of Broadway's Claudia. In films since 1942's One of Our Aircraft is Missing, Ms. Redman was Oscar-nominated for her performance as Mrs. Watters in 1963's Tom Jones. Anyone who has seen that film will not soon forget Joyce's sexually supercharged eating scene, nor her lighthearted "so-what" shrug upon learning that she might have slept with her own son. In 1965, Joyce Redman received a second Oscar nomination for her work as Emilia in Othello (1965), a literal filmization of Sir Laurence Olivier's National Theatre Company production.

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