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Dora Bryan est une Actrice et Réalisatrice Britannique née le 7 février 1923 à Southport (Royaume-uni)

Dora Bryan

Dora Bryan
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Nom de naissance Dora May Broadbent
Nationalité Royaume-uni
Naissance 7 février 1923 à Southport (Royaume-uni)
Mort 23 juillet 2014 (à 91 ans)
Récompenses Laurence Olivier Awards, Officier de l'ordre de l'Empire britannique

Dora May Broadbent OBE, known as Dora Bryan (7 February 1923 – 23 July 2014) was an English actress of stage, film and television.

Biographie

She was married for 54 years to former Lancashire and Cumberland cricketer Bill Lawton until his death as a result of Alzheimer's disease in August 2008. The couple met in Oldham during World War II and were married at Werneth St Thomas, Oldham, in 1954. During her husband's final years she reduced her public commitments to enable herself to look after him, as well as suffering with health problems herself, including a serious operation for a hernia.

Bryan once owned Clarges Hotel at 115–119 Marine Parade on Brighton's seafront, which was used as an exterior location in the films Carry On Girls and Carry On at Your Convenience. She and her husband were forced to sell the bulk of the building because of bankruptcy, but they retained a flat with a sea view on the first floor for many years. Still maintaining its original structure, the rooms of the hotel have been reconverted into flats, which are rented and owned by local residents. By 2013 she was a wheelchair user and resided in a nursing home in Hove in frail health.

On 31 May 2009, Dora – A Gala Charity Show was held at Her Majesty's Theatre in London to raise funds for two charities nominated by Bryan: the Variety Club Children's Charity and the Alzheimer's Society. Sir Cliff Richard was the star performer, but among the performers and celebrity guests there were old friends and colleagues, including June Whitfield, Rita Tushingham and Joanna Lumley. Although uncertain until the very end, Bryan managed to attend.

Le plus souvent avec

Richard Wattis
Richard Wattis
(10 films)
Dandy Nichols
Dandy Nichols
(7 films)
Frank Launder
Frank Launder
(3 films)
John Gilling
John Gilling
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmographie de Dora Bryan (54 films)

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Actrice

Mirrormask
Mirrormask (2005)
, 1h41
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Drame, Science-fiction, Fantasy, Aventure
Thèmes Cirque, Magie
Acteurs Stephanie Leonidas, Jason Barry, Rob Brydon, Gina McKee, Dora Bryan, Stephen Fry
Rôle Nan, la tante d'Helena
Note67% 3.397953.397953.397953.397953.39795
Helena, quatorze ans, travaille dans un cirque avec ses parents. Entourée de clowns jongleurs, de danseuses contorsionnistes et de musiciens masqués, elle rêve simplement de faire sa vie loin des lumières du cirque. Elle participe aux spectacles à contre-cœur et reste enfermée dans sa caravane, s'inventant des histoires et tout un univers, qu'elle dessine à coup de crayon vengeur.
Apartment Zero, 2h4
Réalisé par Martin Donovan
Genres Drame, Thriller, Horreur
Thèmes La mer, Sexualité, Transport, Homosexualité, Politique, Les dictatures latino-américaines, LGBT, LGBT
Acteurs Hart Bochner, Colin Firth, Liz Smith, Dora Bryan, Mirella D'Angelo, Fabrizio Bentivoglio
Rôle Margaret McKinney
Note69% 3.4981253.4981253.4981253.4981253.498125
Adrian LeDuc (Firth) is the owner of a revival house in Buenos Aires. Adrian is emotionally repressed, prone to suspicion and paranoia, devoted to old movies and to his mother, who resides in a nursing home, suffering from dementia. Adrian visits her frequently, holding conversations that, as her illness progresses, become increasingly one-sided. Adrian is a tenant in a rundown apartment building; he lives in apartment 10, although the 1 is missing from his door (hence the film's title). Apart from his mother, the core of his emotional life is movies--specifically classic American movies and stars. Apartment Zero opens with a shot of Adrian in his theater, watching the final scene of Touch of Evil.
Up the Front, 1h29
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Comédie
Thèmes Politique
Acteurs Frankie Howerd, Bill Fraser, William Mervyn, Hermione Baddeley, Jonathan Cecil, Madeline Smith
Rôle Cora Crumpington
Note46% 2.329432.329432.329432.329432.32943
Set during World War I, Lurk, a lowly servant in the household of Lord and Lady Twithampton (William Mervyn & Linda Gray), is hypnotised by The Great Vincento (Stanley Holloway) and travels to the Western Front to 'save England'. Lurk is inspired to bravery, and upon receiving the German master plan for the entire war, which has through an unlikely series of events been tattooed onto his posterior, is pursued across France by German intelligence. After breaking into the British military headquarters to deliver the plans into the hands of General Burke (Robert Coote), he is confronted by the sensuous German spy Mata Hari (Zsa Zsa Gabor). After foiling Mata Hari's scheme to relieve him of the plan, a hilarious scene develops in which he is pursued by the nefarious Von Gutz (Lance Percival) and his henchmen Donner and Blitzen (Gertan Klauber and Stanley Lebor). Accompanied by the Can-Can, performed by the Famous Buttercup Girls, Lurk is pursued around the Allied headquarters.
La fille de Jack l'éventreur, 1h21
Réalisé par Peter Sasdy
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Thriller, Aventure, Horreur, Slasher
Acteurs Eric Porter, Angharad Rees, Jane Merrow, Dora Bryan, Marjorie Rhodes, Lynda Baron
Rôle Mrs. Granny Golding, la fausse spirite
Note62% 3.10213.10213.10213.10213.1021
Jack l'Éventreur qui vient de commettre un crime parvient à semer ses poursuivants et rentre chez lui. Sa femme comprend qu'il est un assassin en remarquant ses mains ensanglantées. Jack l'Éventreur poignarde alors sa femme devant les yeux de Anna, sa fillette qui en sera traumatisé à vie. Nous la retrouvons alors qu'elle est adolescente et qu'elle joue aux esprits chez Mrs. Granny Golding, une fausse spirite. Cette dernière propose à Mr. Dysart, membre du parlement de la déflorer contre une grosse somme d'argent, ce dernier devient violent, la spirite s'interpose mais Anna entre en transe et tue d'un coup de dague sa protectrice. Dysart est soupçonné du meurtre par la police, mais le Docteur John Pritchard l’innocente grâce à un faux témoignage. Disciple de Sigmund Freud, il s’intéresse à la psychologie des assassins.
Two A Penny, 1h38
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Musical
Thèmes Religion, Musique
Acteurs Cliff Richard, Dora Bryan, Avril Angers, Geoffrey Bayldon, Peter Barkworth, Mona Washbourne
Rôle Ruby Hopkins
Note58% 2.9258852.9258852.9258852.9258852.925885
Jamie Hopkins (Cliff Richard), an art student and frustrated pop star lives with his mother (Dora Bryan), who works as a receptionist for Dr. Berman (Donald Bisset), a psychiatrist who is experimenting with psychedelic drugs. Jamie wants to make money quickly, and begins to work at the doctor's office as a pretence in order to steal drugs.
The Great St. Trinian's Train Robbery, 1h30
Réalisé par Sidney Gilliat, Frank Launder
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Comédie, Action, Policier
Thèmes Le thème de l'éducation, Transport, Le train
Acteurs Frankie Howerd, Dora Bryan, George Cole, Reg Varney, Raymond Huntley, Richard Wattis
Rôle Amber Spottiswood
Note59% 2.9524152.9524152.9524152.9524152.952415
"Alphonse" Askett (Frankie Howerd) is a hairdresser who is also the operational leader of a gang of crooks who are led behind the scenes by an invisible mastermind (voiced by Stratford Johns). He gives instructions to Askett about the robbery, Operation Windfall, using a variety of James Bond-like communications devices—including a converted showerhead.
Un goût de miel, 1h40
Réalisé par Tony Richardson
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Drame
Thèmes La famille, Sexualité, Théâtre, Homosexualité, Adaptation d'une pièce de théâtre, LGBT, LGBT
Acteurs Dora Bryan, Robert Stephens, Murray Melvin, Rita Tushingham, Michael Bilton, Rosalie Williams
Rôle Helen
Note74% 3.745113.745113.745113.745113.74511
Jo est enceinte d'un marin noir. Elle quitte sa maison pour vivre avec Geoffrey un jeune homosexuel.
The Night We Got the Bird
Réalisé par Darcy Conyers
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Comédie
Acteurs Brian Rix, Dora Bryan, Ronald Shiner, Liz Fraser, Irene Handl, Terry Scott
Rôle Julie Skidmore
Note67% 3.360443.360443.360443.360443.36044
When unscrupulous Brighton antiques dealer Cecil Gibson (Ronald Shiner) dies, his widow Julie (Dora Bryan) remarries, and she and new husband Bertie (Brian Rix) go off on honeymoon. But they are chased by a gangster because of a fake antique bed that the late Cecil pawned off for quick cash. In addition, it appears Cecil the dealer has reincarnated as a mouthy South American parrot, whose aim is to make married life difficult for his wife and Bertie.
Desert Mice, 1h25
Réalisé par Michael Leighton George Relph
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Comédie
Thèmes Afrique post-coloniale, Bidasses, Politique, Le désert, Guerre du désert
Acteurs Alfred Marks, Dora Bryan, Sid James, Reginald Beckwith, Irene Handl, Liz Fraser
Rôle Gay
Note53% 2.653082.653082.653082.653082.65308
Un troupe de l'Entertainments National Service Association déjoue un plan nazi lors de sa tournée en Afrique du Nord.
Operation Bullshine, 1h24
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Guerre, Comédie
Thèmes Bidasses, Politique
Acteurs Donald Sinden, Barbara Murray, Carole Lesley, Ronald Shiner, Naunton Wayne, Dora Bryan
Rôle Pvt. Cox
Note57% 2.891662.891662.891662.891662.89166
Pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale, un officier de l'artillerie royale est affecté à une batterie antiaérienne remplie de femmes soldats du service territorial auxiliaire. Sa femme qui s'est enrôlée est par erreur postée à la batterie en violation des règlements des maris et des femmes servant ensemble dans la même formation. Elle devient jalouse de ce qu'elle perçoit comme étant trop attentive aux autres femmes du Service Territorial Auxiliaire.
Allez-y sergent !, 1h24
Réalisé par Gerald Thomas
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Guerre, Comédie, Historique
Thèmes Bidasses, Sexualité, Erotique, Adaptation d'une pièce de théâtre
Acteurs William Hartnell, Bob Monkhouse, Shirley Eaton, Eric Barker, Dora Bryan, Bill Owen
Rôle Norah
Note63% 3.151483.151483.151483.151483.15148
Newly married Mary Sage (Shirley Eaton) is distraught when her husband Charlie (Bob Monkhouse) receives his call-up papers during their wedding breakfast. He travels to Heathercrest National Service Depot, meeting fellow recruit Horace Strong (Kenneth Connor), a terminal hypochondriac who is devastated at having been passed as fit.