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Sharon Maughan

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English actress Sharon Maughan was born in Liverpool and for the early part of her career (up until the mid 1980’s) was known as Sharon Mughan (her birth name). Had lots of decent TV roles in the 1970’s and early 1980’s before settling into the occasional character part, including guest spots in in the occasional US series during the 1990’s and a long running series of coffee ads.

Maughan has been long time married to fellow actor Trevor Eve (since 1 March 1980) and is the mother of actress Alice Eve. In 2003 she served as executive producer on a TV production of Twelfth Night. Between 2008 and 2015 she was a guest panelist on daytime show Loose Women.

Born 22 June 1950 in Liverpool, England, UK

TV

1971: Eyeless in Gaza: With Inward Eyes Illuminated as Maid
1972: The Last of the Baskets: Since Then I Have Used No Other as
1972:: The Organization: Veronica and Mr Pulman as Rosemary
1972:: Z Cars: Sweet Girl as Girl
1973: Justice: Malicious Damage as Jenny Pargeter
1973: Shabby Tiger (Series) as Rachel Rosing
1974: Orson Welles Great Mysteries: A Time To Remember as Carol
1974: Dial M For Murder: If You Knew Suzie as Suzie
1975: The Loner: Dawson’s Connection as Miss Douglas
1975: The Main Chance (Series) as Inge Lindstrom
1976: Huggy Bear (Play) as Janine Lassoo
1976: Angels: Signals as Mrs Paget
1978: Return of the Saint: The NIghtmare Man as Carmela
1980: The Enigma Files (Series) as Kate Burton
1981: The Flame Trees of Thika (Series) as Lettice
1983: Dombey and Son (Serial) as Edith Dombey
1983-1985: By the Sword Divided (Series) as Anne Lacey Fletcher
1986: Macgyver: A Prisoner of Conscience as Maria Karsoff
1987: Truckers: Shoot, If You’ll Pardon My French as Amanda Robinson
1989: Inspector Morse: Deceived by Flight as Kate Donn
1989: A Fine Romance: Double Indignity as Priscilla/Prudence
1989: Hannay: The Good Samaritan as Dore Nicholson
1991: Cluedo: Fatal Distraction as Marie Ann Kray
1991: The Ruth Rendell Mysteries: A New Lease of Death as Imogen Ide
1992: Murder, She Wrote: Tinker, Tailor, Liar, Thief as Penelope Caldwell
1999: Felicity: Assassins as Professor Beisner
2000: Cinderella (TV Movie) as Queen Seraphina
2000: The Bill: The Trial of Eddie Santini as Alex Dunbar Q.C.
2001: Heartbeat: Sylvia’s Mother as Ursula Donne
2001: Casualty: Kindness of Strangers as Victoria Bevins
2002: Nice Guy Eddie Episode 7 as Christine
2003-2006: Holby City (Series) as Tricia Williams
2005: Casualty @ Holby City: Test Your Metal as Tricia Williams
2009: Inspector George Gently: Gently With the Innocents as Laura Fenwick
2009: Waking the Dead: Magdalene 26 as Elizabeth/Michelle
2011: Kidnap and Ransom (Series) as Jane Wickham
2011: The Family Firm (TV Movie) as Vanessa Fraser Barr (also executive produced)
2011: Celebrity Masterchef as Herself

FILM

1979: Home Before Midnight as Helen Owen
1993: Another Stakeout as Barbara Burnside
1997: Stiletto (Short film)
2008: The Bank Job as Sonia Bern
2010: She’s Out of My League as Mrs McCleish
2010: Study After Cruel Intentions (Short film)
2012: The Babymakers as Dr Roberts
2014: Death of a Farmer as Nora
2014: Flying Home as Mother Colin
2014: Timelapse as Dr Heidecker
2015: The Atticus Institute
2017: Untitled (A Film) as Lucy
2018: The Brits Are Coming as Lady Victoria
2018: White Chamber

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Googie Withers

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The daughter of a British army captain and his Dutch wife, Googie Withers was sent to a convent school in London at the age of eight and then attended the Italia Conti dance and drama school. She had her first stage experience at the age of 13 and while appearing in cabaret two years later was spotted by a film producer and given a small part in The Girl in the Crowd (1934). There then began a string of stage appearances and. from the mid-Thirties, roles as darkly glamorous or seductively bitchy ladies in thrillers and comedies. At the height of her career she left Britain to live in Australia with her husband, the actor John McCallum. but returned to take the occasional film and television role. In the mid Seventies she was notably successful as the governor of a women’s prison in UK television series Within These Walls.

Daughter Joanna McCallum is also an actress. Googie’s real name was Georgette Lizette and her stage name Googie dates back to the childhood nickname given to her by her nanny.

Born 12 March 1917 in Karachi, in British India and Died 15 July 2011 in Sydney, Australia.

Googie Withers Within These Walls

TV
1953: BBC Sunday Night Theatre: The Public Prosecutor as Theresia Cabarrus
1954: BBC Sunday Night Theatre: The Deep Blue Sea as Hester Collier
1955: Rheingold Theatre: The Dark Lake as Laura
1958: Television World Theatre: Amphitryon as Alkmena
1971: Seasons of the Year: Court Circular Spring 1877 as Lady Rudge
1972: Thirty-Minute Theatre: Knightsbridge as Muriel Stokes
1972: ITV Sunday Night Theatre: Last Year’s Confetti as Rosalind Shpeherd
1972: Boney: Boney and the Reaper as Jane Loftus
1973: Boney: Boney Hunts a Murderess as Diana Thompson
1974: The Cherry Orchard
1974-1975: Within These Walls (Series) as Faye Boswell
1986: Screen Two: Time After Time as Leda Klein
1986: Screen Two: Hotel du Lac as Mrs Pusey
1987: Screen Two: Northanger Abbey as Mrs Allen
1988: Great Performances: Melba as Lady Armstrong
1989: Ending Up as Marigold

FILM
1935: The Girl in the Crowd as Sally
1935: The Love Test as Minnie
1935: Windfall as Dodie
1935: Her Last Affaire as Effie
1935: Dark World as Annie
1936: All at Sea as Daphne Tomkins
1936: She Knew What She Wanted as Dora
1936: Crown v. Stevens as Ella Levine
1936: Crime Over London as Miss Dupres
1936: Accused as Ninette Duval
1937: Action For Slander as Mary
1937: Pearls Bring Tears as Doreen
1937: The Green Cockatoo (uncredited role)
1937: Gaiety Girls as Miki
1938: Paid in Error as Jean Mason
1938: If I Were Boss as Pat
1938: Strange Boarders as Elsie
1938: Convict 99 as Lottie
1938: Queen of Crime as Lady Moya
1938: The Lady Vanishes as Blanche
1938: You’re The Doctor as Helen Firmstone
1939: Murder in the Night as Lola Matthews
1939: Trouble Brewing as Mary Brown
1939: The Amazing Mr Forrest as Alice Forrest
1940: She Couldn’t Say No as Dora
1940: Haunted Honeymoon as Polly
1940: Bulldog Sees It Through as Toots
1941: Jeannie as Laundry Girl
1942: Back-Room Boy as Bobbie
1942: One of Our Aircraft Is Missing as Jo de Vries
1943: The Silver Fleet as Helene van Leyden
1944: On Approval as Helen Hale
1944: They Came To A City as Alice
1945: Dead of Night as Joan Cortland
1945: Pink String and Sealing Wax as Pearl Bond
1947: The Many Loves of Joanna Godden as Joanna Godden
1947: It Always Rains on Sunday as Rose Sandigate
1948: Miranda as Clare Martin
1949: Once Upon A Dream as Carol Gilbert
1950: Night and the City as Helen Nosseross
1950: Traveller’s Joy as Bumble Pemlham
1951: White Corridors as Dr Sophie Dean
1951: Bikini Baby as Susan Foster (Googie was uncredited, appearing as an actress in a clip within the movie)
1951: The Magic Box as Sitter in Bath Studio
1952: Derby Day as Betty Molly
1954: Devil on Horseback as Mrs Cadell
1956: Port of Escape ass Anne Stirling
1971: Nickel Queen as Meg Blake
1994: Country Life
1996: Shine

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Robert Shaw

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Robert Shaw

Raised in Scotland and Cornwall, Robert Shaw was drawn to acting from an early age. Shaw trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, and in 1949 debuted onstage at the Shakespeare Memorial Theater at Stratford-on-Avon. From 1951 he appeared in (mostly) British films as a character actor, frequently playing heavies.

He attained international fame after appearing in From Russia with Love (1963), the second James Bond movie. His portrayal of a remorseless killer from S.P.E.C.T.R.E. gave Bond a true nemesis — and provided audiences with one of the most thrilling “train-fights” in film history. In 1967 Shaw received a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination for his portrayal of Henry VIII in A Man for All Seasons (1966), which went on to capture Best Picture. In the mid 70s he suddenly became a highly paid star after his appearances in several blockbuster movies, including 1973’s The Sting (where he again played the heavy — this time opposite Paul Newman and Robert Redford), 1975’s Jaws (as the shark-killer Quint) and 1977’s The Deep (opposite a scantily-clad Jacqueline Bisset).

He wrote several novels, including “The Man in the Glass Booth” (1967), which was later adapted into a play, and in 1975 made into a film. His novel “The Hiding Place” (1959) was the source material for the screen comedy Situation Hopeless — But Not Serious (1965).

Shaw was born in West Houghton, England, on August 29, 1927. He died of a heart attack at age 51 in Ireland.

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Gillian Wray

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Actress Gillian Wray scored her biggest roles in 1968 Gazette and it’s even more popular spin-off Hadleigh. She had guest roles in quite a few shows during the 1960’s but dropped out of acting in the early 1970’s. She has been married for many years to fellow actor Tim Preece.

TV

1964: Crossroads (Series) as Eleanor Chase
1965: A Slight Case Of… Opium
1965: Meet The Wife: The Pain as The Nurse
1966: Hugh and I: Night Life
1966: Hugh and I: With a Pinch of Salt
1966: Armchair Theatre: Barrett Keller – His Mark as Susie
1966: Public Eye: You Can Keep The Medal as Heather
1967: The Dick Emery Show Season 6 Episode 1
1967: No Hiding Place: New Faces for Old as Nurse O’Day
1967: Champion House: The Suggestion Box as Elaine
1967: Z Cars: It’s Easy Once You Know How Parts 1 and 2 as Dot Mitchell
1968: Softly Softly: Identity Unknown as Peggy Williams
1968: Vendetta: The Innocent Man as Anna Maria Reill
1968: Gazette (Series) as Susan Jackson
1969: Hadleigh (Series) as Susan Jackson
1971: Public Eye: John VII Verse 24 as Jane Holland
1991: The Chief Season 2 Episode 5 as Joan Kingsley
1993: The Chief Season 3 Episode 2 as Clerk

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