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Gemma Craven est une Actrice Irlandaise née le 1 juin 1950 à Dublin (Irlande)

Gemma Craven

Gemma Craven
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Nom de naissance Rita Gemma Gabriel
Nationalité Irlande
Naissance 1 juin 1950 (71 ans) à Dublin (Irlande)
Récompenses Laurence Olivier Awards

Gemma Craven (born Rita Gemma Gabriel; 1 June 1950) is an Irish actress.
She is best known for her role as Joan Parker, the frigid wife of Arthur (Bob Hoskins), in the BBC TV drama Pennies From Heaven (1978).


Gemma Craven's family moved from Dublin to England in 1960, and she attended the same school as Helen Mirren, St Bernard's Convent High School for Girls in Westcliff-on-Sea in Essex.

She appeared as Cinderella in the film The Slipper and the Rose (1976) opposite Richard Chamberlain. Cast as an unknown, she was spotted by one of the producers while performing at the Bristol Old Vic in a production of The Threepenny Opera. The local press touted the event as her own "Cinderella" story. The musical gave Craven an opportunity to shine with her impressive singing talents.

In London's West End, she starred opposite Tom Conti in the musical They're Playing Our Song for which she won a Laurence Olivier Award for her performance, the lead role in South Pacific and in Noël Coward's Private Lives opposite Marc Sinden, Tony Anholt and his wife Tracey Childs which toured throughout 1991 and into 1992. She also played Josie in Boy George's Taboo and features on the OCR singing "Independent Woman".

She appeared as Joan Parker, the frigid wife of Arthur (Bob Hoskins), in the original television version of Dennis Potter's Pennies From Heaven (1978); she has since talked about the difficulty the role presented in undertaking a nude scene, which was seen as counter to her public image. She also made guest appearances on Robin of Sherwood (1985), The Bill, The Morecambe and Wise Show, The Two Ronnies and Father Ted (episode "And God Created Woman"). in the popular English drama Midsomer Murders episode, "Shot at Dawn" as Judy Hicks, the wife of Dave Hicks (Brian Capron).

Her most substantial film role was as Minna Wagner opposite Richard Burton's Richard Wagner, in the 1983 film Wagner. She also made an appearance in The Mystery of Edwin Drood (1993).

On radio, she played the part of Helen in the BBC Radio 4 comedy Clare in the Community.

She appeared on Irish television in the popular medical drama series The Clinic which runs weekly on RTÉ One.

In November/December 2008, Craven appeared in Hollyoaks Later as Erin "Ma" Fisher - Mother to Malachy, Kris and Bernadette.

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Filmographie de Gemma Craven (7 films)

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The Hole
The Hole (2001)
, 1h42
Réalisé par Nick Hamm
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Drame, Thriller, Horreur, Policier
Thèmes Psychologie
Acteurs Thora Birch, Desmond Harrington, Keira Knightley, Daniel Brocklebank, Embeth Davidtz, Laurence Fox
Rôle Mrs. Dunn
Note61% 3.0999953.0999953.0999953.0999953.099995
Elizabeth « Liz » Dunn, Frances « Frankie » Almond Smith, Michael « Mike » Steel et Geoffrey « Geoff » Bingham, quatre étudiants d'une prestigieuse université britannique, décident d'investir un ancien abri antiatomique désaffecté durant trois jours pour s'essayer à de nombreuses expériences et faire des folies. Cependant ils ne parviennent pas à en sortir. Au bout de dix-huit jours, alors que personne ne croit plus les revoir, Liz réapparaît, seule survivante, couverte de sang et traumatisée par ce qui vient de lui arriver.
Words Upon the Window Pane, 1h38
Réalisé par Mary McGuckian
Genres Drame
Thèmes Adaptation d'une pièce de théâtre
Acteurs Geraldine Chaplin, Ian William Richardson, Jim Sheridan, Geraldine James, Orla Brady, John Lynch
Rôle Mrs. Mallet
Note65% 3.273743.273743.273743.273743.27374
In 1928 Dublin, during séances concerning Jonathan Swift, the spirits of his former lovers, Stella and Vanessa, emerge to resume their ancient quarrel.
Double X: The Name of the Game, 1h35
Genres Thriller, Policier
Acteurs William Katt, Norman Wisdom, Bernard Hill, Gemma Craven, Simon Ward, Chloë Annett
Rôle Jenny Eskridge
Note41% 2.0676452.0676452.0676452.0676452.067645
Expert safecracker Arthur Clutten (Wisdom) masterminds heists for a criminal syndicate he belongs to. But after witnessing the brutal methods of persuasion being meted out by gang leader, Ignatius Smith (Hill) Clutten decides to quit. But he realises the gang would sooner see him killed than quitting. After stealing some documents incriminating Smith and his boss, Edward Ross (Ward), Clutten then puts his family in hiding and goes on the run...but his daughter (Annett) has been kidnapped by the gang and a hitman (Katt) has been hired and is close to finding Clutten.