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Claire Bloom

Actress / Stage Actress / Film Actress | * 02/15/1931 (89) | Finchley, North London, England
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Claire Bloom (born Patricia Claire Blume; 15 February 1931) is an English actress. She is known for leading roles in plays such as A Streetcar Named Desire, A Doll's House, and Long Day's Journey into Night, and has starred in nearly sixty films. After a childhood in England and the US, Bloom studied drama. She debuted on the London stage when she was sixteen and soon took roles in various Shakespeare plays. They included Hamlet, in which she played Ophelia alongside Richard Burton. For her Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, critic Kenneth Tynan stated it was "the best Juliet I've ever seen". After she starred as Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire, its playwright, Tennessee Williams, stated, "I declare myself absolutely wild about Claire Bloom". In 1952, Bloom was discovered by Hollywood film star Charlie Chaplin to co-star alongside him in Limelight. During her film career, she starred alongside numerous major actors, including Richard Burton, Laurence Olivier, John Gielgud, Paul Scofield, Ralph Richardson, Yul Brynner, George C. Scott, James Mason, ... ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Romance / Love | Comedies

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Awards & Nominations for Claire Bloom

Commander of The Order of The British Empire Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play

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Movies with Claire Bloom as Actress(75)

as Maggie2018 Miss Dalí
as Eva Rose2016 Max Rose
as Grandma Eves2013 And While We Were Here
as Rosa Cristofori2012 Day of the Siege
as Queen Mary2010 The King's Speech
as Older Helena2006 The Chatterley Affair
as Eleanor2006 Kalamazoo?
as Claire Martin2004 Daniel and the Superdogs
as Eva Smallwood2002 The Book of Eve
as Pilate's Wife2000 Tales from the Madhouse
as Nina Love2000 Love and Murder
as Emma Sachs1999 The Lady in Question
as Lulu Fraker1998 Wrestling with Alligators
as Mrs. Tynan1997 What the Deaf Man Heard
as Eleanor Trilling1996 Daylight
as Liz Stringer1995 Mad Dogs And Englishmen
as Amanda's Mother1995 Mighty Aphrodite
as Cecily Jordon1995 A Village Affair
as Great Great Grandmother Irene1991 The Princess and the Goblin
as Miriam Rosenthal1989 Crimes and Misdemeanors
as Lady Emma Darlington1988 The Lady and the Highwayman
as Vicky Kelley1987 Queenie
as Czarina Alexandra1986 Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna
as Debbie1986 Ann and Debbie
as Joy Gresham1985 Shadowlands
as Eleanor Harvey1985 Deja Vu
as Fanny Nightingale1985 Florence Nightingale
as Miss Cooper1983 Separate Tables
as Queen1982 Cymbeline
as Gertrude1980 Hamlet
as Katharine of Aragon1979 Henry VIII
as Audrey1977 Islands in the Stream
as Nora Helmer1973 A Doll's House
as Ann Arnold1971 Red Sky at Morning
as Honor Klein1970 A Severed Head
as Felicia1969 The Illustrated Man
as herself1969 Tattooed Steiger
as Frances Howard1969 Three into Two Won't Go
as Alice Kinian1968 Charly
as Queen Anne1967 Soldier in Love
as Wife1964 The Outrage
as Laura1964 High Infidelity
as Julie Monks1963 80,000 Suspects
as Theodora 'Theo'1963 The Haunting
as Catherine1962 Wuthering Heights
as Naomi Shields1962 The Chapman Report
as Anna Karenina1961 Anna Karenina
as Irene Andreny1960 Brainwashed
as Helena Charles1959 Look Back in Anger
as Bonnie Brown1958 The Buccaneer
as Barsine1956 Alexander the Great
as The Lady Anne1955 Richard III
as Suzanne Mallison1953 The Man Between
as The Shepherdess (voice)1953 The Curious Adventures of Mr. Wonderbird
as Susan Robbins1953 Innocents in Paris
as Terry, a Dancer1952 Limelight
as Mary Dearing1948 The Blind Goddess

TV Shows/Series with Claire Bloom as Actress(18)

as Aunt Mary2019 Summer of Rockets
2005 Jericho
as Matilda Stowe1997 Midsomer Murders
as Sophy (older)1992 The Camomile Lawn
as Edwina, Lady Dunvale1986 Hold the Dream
as Rebecca Weiler1984 Ellis Island
as Teresa Flyte, Lady Marchmain1981 Brideshead Revisited
as Edith Galt Wilson1979 Backstairs at the White House
as Herself - Guest1968 The Dick Cavett Show
as Gina Burton1960 Checkmate

Full Name: Claire Bloom
Citizenship: United Kingdom (UK)
Born: Sunday, 02/15 1931 (February) in Finchley (current age: 89 years + 254 days)
Zodiac sign: Aquarius (Chinese zodiac sign: Goat)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Central School of Speech and Drama, Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Spouses (current/former): Hillard Elkins, Philip Roth, Rod Steiger
Children: Anna Steiger
Siblings: John Bloom
Other names for Claire Bloom (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Patricia Claire Blume"
Claire Bloom frequently works together with these people:
Charlie Chaplin (7x, Crew)
Woody Allen (7x, Crew)
Paul Grimault (7x, Crew)
Joss Ackland (6x, Actor)
Dana Wynter (5x, Actress)
Jacques Prévert (5x, Crew)
Laurence Olivier (4x, Actor)
Martin Ritt (4x, Crew)
Sydney Chaplin (4x, Actor)
Ford Rainey (4x, Actor)
Rudolph Cartier (4x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:1704, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 10/21/2020