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Joan Littlewood (1914–2002)

Joan Littlewood was born on October 6, 1914 in London, England as Joan Maud Littlewood. She is known for her work on Sparrows Can't Sing (1963), Oh! What a Lovely War (1969) and Unternehmen Ölzweig (1961). She was married to Ewan MacColl. She died on September 20, 2002 in London. See full bio »

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Oh! What a Lovely War Miscellaneous Crew


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 1961 Unternehmen Ölzweig (TV Movie)
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 1969 Oh! What a Lovely War (producer: Theatre Workshop production)
 1968 Everybody's an Actor, Shakespeare Said (Documentary short) (unspecified crew member)
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 1963 Sparrows Can't Sing
Customer at Greengrocer's Market Stall (uncredited)
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 1963 Sparrows Can't Sing (screenplay)
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 1969 Mrs. Wilson's Diary (TV Movie) (producer: stage production - uncredited)
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 2016 In the Company of Joan (Documentary)
 2000 BBC Hall of Fame: Barbara Windsor (TV Special)
 1999 Lovely War (TV Movie documentary)
 1998 Best of British (TV Series)
- Barbara Windsor (1998) ... Self
 1998 This Is Your Life (TV Series documentary)
Self - Filmed tribute
- Brian Murphy (1998) ... Self - Filmed tribute
 1994 Omnibus (TV Series documentary)
- Joan Littlewood's Lovely War (1994) ... Self
 1969 I Love This Dirty Town (TV Movie documentary)
 1968 Everybody's an Actor, Shakespeare Said (Documentary short) (uncredited)
 1967 Now and Then (TV Series documentary short)
 1961 Tempo (TV Series)
 1959 Monitor (TV Series documentary)
- Bela Bartok/Theatre Workshop (1959) ... Self
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 2001 The Unforgettable Yootha Joyce (TV Short documentary)

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Other Works:

Charles Chiltern and her musical, "Oh What a Lovely War!," was performed on Broadway at the Broadhurst Theatre in New York City for 125 performances. See more »

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1 Portrayal | 10 Articles | See more »

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Personal Quote:

[on the screen version of 'Oh! What a Lovely War'] Nobody died on my stage. They died in the film - that they ruined.


She was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theatre Special Award in 1984 (1983 season) for her services and contribution to theatre. See more »


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