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Dorothy Tutin (1930–2001)


Dame Dorothy Tutin's esteemed company of peers included other remarkable dames, including Judi Dench and Maggie Smith. Unlike these others, Dorothy had limited screen time over the years and would develop the respect but not the stardom afforded the other two outside the realm of the theatre. Dorothy was born in London on April 8, 1930, the ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Importance of Being Earnest
(1952)
The Six Wives of Henry VIII
(1970)
South Riding
South Riding Sarah Burton
(1974)
Savage Messiah
Savage Messiah Sophie Brzeska
(1972)

Filmography

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 1998 This Could Be the Last Time (TV Movie)
Stephanie
 1996 Alive and Kicking
Luna
 1995 The Great Kandinsky (TV Movie)
Florence
 1995 Jake's Progress (TV Mini-Series)
Grace Halliwell
- Episode #1.8 (1995) ... Grace Halliwell
- Episode #1.7 (1995) ... Grace Halliwell
- Episode #1.6 (1995) ... Grace Halliwell
- Episode #1.5 (1995) ... Grace Halliwell
- Episode #1.4 (1995) ... Grace Halliwell
 1994 Scarlett (TV Mini-Series)
Lady Fenton
- Episode #1.4 (1994) ... Lady Fenton
 1994 Great Moments in Aviation
Gwendolyne Quim
 1993 Body & Soul (TV Mini-Series)
Mother Emmanuel
- Episode #1.6 (1993) ... Mother Emmanuel
- Episode #1.5 (1993) ... Mother Emmanuel
- Episode #1.4 (1993) ... Mother Emmanuel
- Episode #1.3 (1993) ... Mother Emmanuel
- Episode #1.2 (1993) ... Mother Emmanuel
 1993 Dancing Queen (TV Movie)
Margaret
 1993 Heartbeat (TV Series)
Amanda Young
- A Talent for Deception (1993) ... Amanda Young
 1993 The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (TV Series)
Annie Besant
- Benares, January 1910 (1993) ... Annie Besant
 1992 Casualty (TV Series)
Doreen Jackson
- Silent Night (1992) ... Doreen Jackson
 1992 Party Time (TV Short)
Melissa
 1992 Anglo Saxon Attitudes (TV Mini-Series)
Dollie Stokesay
- Episode #1.3 (1992) ... Dollie Stokesay
- Episode #1.2 (1992) ... Dollie Stokesay
- Episode #1.1 (1992) ... Dollie Stokesay
 1991 Ruth Rendell Mysteries (TV Series)
Mrs. Crilling
- A New Lease of Death: Part Three (1991) ... Mrs. Crilling
- A New Lease of Death: Part Two (1991) ... Mrs. Crilling
- A New Lease of Death: Part One (1991) ... Mrs. Crilling
 1990 The Bill (TV Series)
Cheryl Curtess-Brown
- Near the Knuckle (1990) ... Cheryl Curtess-Brown
 1989 The Yellow Wallpaper (TV Movie)
Mrs. Stamford
 1989 All Creatures Great and Small (TV Series)
Jenny Garston
- Mending Fences (1989) ... Jenny Garston
 1986 Unnatural Causes (TV Series)
Louise
- Evensong (1986) ... Louise
 1986 Shades of Darkness (TV Series)
Kathleen Drover
- The Demon Lover (1986) ... Kathleen Drover
 1986 Robin Hood (TV Series)
Lady Margaret of Gisburne
- The Cross of St. Ciricus (1986) ... Lady Margaret of Gisburne
 1985 Theatre Night (TV Series)
Laura
- The Father (1985) ... Laura
 1985 Murder with Mirrors (TV Movie)
Mildred Strete
 1985 The Shooting Party
Lady Minnie Nettleby
 1984 A Kind of Alaska (TV Movie)
 1983 King Lear (TV Movie)
Goneril
 1983 Number 10 (TV Mini-Series)
Margot Asquith
- The Asquiths (1983) ... Margot Asquith
 1983 Landscape (TV Movie)
Beth
 1982 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)
Moira
- The Eavesdropper (1982) ... Moira
 1982 La ronde (TV Movie)
Actress
 1982 Play for Today (TV Series)
Meg
- Life After Death (1982) ... Meg
 1982 Playhouse: The Combination (TV Movie)
Mother - Mrs Bedford
 1980 The Double Dealer (TV Movie)
Lady Plyant
 1977 Ghosts (TV Movie)
Mrs Alving
 1977 Sister Dora (TV Mini-Series)
Sister Dora / Dorothy Pattison
- Part 3 (1977) ... Sister Dora
- Part 2 (1977) ... Sister Dora
- Part 1 (1977) ... Dorothy Pattison
 1975 Willow Cabins (TV Movie)
Joan
 1974 South Riding (TV Mini-Series)
Sarah Burton
- Give Us This Day (1974) ... Sarah Burton
- Forgive Us Our Trespasses (1974) ... Sarah Burton
- The Number of Our Days (1974) ... Sarah Burton
- The Lord Giveth and the Lord Taketh Away (1974) ... Sarah Burton
- Take What You Want and Pay for It (1974) ... Sarah Burton
 1973 Vienna 1900 (TV Mini-Series)
Beate Heinold
- Mother and Son (1973) ... Beate Heinold
 1972 Savage Messiah
Sophie Brzeska
 1972 The Spy's Wife (Short)
Hilda Tyler
 1970 Cromwell
Queen Henrietta Maria
 1970 W. Somerset Maugham (TV Series)
Mrs. Grange
- Flotsam and Jetsam (1970) ... Mrs. Grange
 1970 The Six Wives of Henry VIII (TV Mini-Series)
Anne Boleyn
- Catherine of Aragon (1970) ... Anne Boleyn
- Anne Boleyn (1970) ... Anne Boleyn
 1968 The Jazz Age (TV Series)
Dolly Urquhart
- The Princess (1968) ... Dolly Urquhart
 1968 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Laura
- The Father (1968) ... Laura
 1968 From Chekhov with Love (TV Movie)
Marie
 1966 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
Queen Katherine
- The Queen & the Welshman (1966) ... Queen Katherine
 1962 The Cherry Orchard (TV Movie)
Varya, Lyubov's adopted daughter
 1956-1960 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Captain Alison Graham / Princess Victoria / Hedvig / ...
- Carrington V.C. (1960) ... Captain Alison Graham
- Victoria Regina (1957) ... Princess Victoria
- The Wild Duck (1957) ... Hedvig
- The Living Room (1956) ... Rose Pemberton
 1960 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Mini-Series)
Colombe
- Twentieth Century Theatre: Colombe (1960) ... Colombe
 1959 Antigone (TV Movie)
Antigone
 1959 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Joan Bridey
- The Scent of Fear (1959) ... Joan Bridey
 1958 A Tale of Two Cities
Lucie Manette
 1957 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
 1956 H.M. Tennent Globe Theatre (TV Series)
Mrs. de Winter / Rose Pemberton
- Rebecca (1956) ... Mrs. de Winter
- The Living Room (1956) ... Rose Pemberton
 1953 The Beggar's Opera
Polly Peachum
 1952 The Importance of Being Earnest
Cecily Cardew
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Personal Details

Other Works:

She acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Much Ado About Nothing," in the Stratford Theatre Festival production at the Phoenix Theatre in London, England with John Gielgud, Diana Wynyard, and Paul Scofield in the cast. John Gielgud was director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Dame Dorothy Tutin

Height:

5' 4½" (1.64 m)
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Trivia:

She was awarded the DBE (Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2000 Queen's New Year Honours List for her services to drama. See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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