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Yvonne Lawley est une Actrice Néo-Zélandaise née le 4 décembre 1913

Yvonne Lawley

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Nom de naissance Joyce Yvonne Watson
Nationalité Nouvelle zelande
Naissance 4 décembre 1913
Mort 21 mai 1999 (à 85 ans)
Récompenses Officier de l'ordre de l'Empire britannique

Joyce Yvonne Lawley OBE (née Watson, 4 December 1913 – 21 May 1999) was a New Zealand actor.


Lawley began acting in her teens, and was sailing to England to attend the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) when she met her future husband—an engineer—and instead spent ten years in Calcutta, India where he was stationed during World War II. Back in New Zealand, she took some small roles in theatre, television and radio, but her acting career was secondary to her family.

She appeared in the 1976 television adaptation of The God Boy, and in an episode of the anthology series Winners and Losers entitled "Blues for Miss Laverty". In 1983, she appeared in the film Among the Cinders. When her husband died in the mid-1980s, Lawley began to devote more time to acting. Her only lead role in a feature film was in 1990's Ruby and Rata, directed by Gaylene Preston. Immediately after filming this role, she flew to Australia to play a smaller role as the domineering mother of Sam Neill's character in the film Death in Brunswick. For much of the 1990s, she was a mainstay of New Zealand television, appearing in Shortland Street, Gloss, and American series filmed in New Zealand such as The Tommyknockers, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Xena: Warrior Princess.

Lawley was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for services to the performing arts in the 1995 New Year Honours.

She died on 21 May 1999 in Auckland.

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Filmographie de Yvonne Lawley (6 films)

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Les Tommyknockers (mini-série), 3h1
Réalisé par John Power
Genres Science-fiction, Horreur
Acteurs Jimmy Smits, Marg Helgenberger, John Ashton, Allyce Beasley, Joanna Cassidy, Robert Carradine
Rôle Mabel Noyes
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Au cours d'une promenade en forêt, Roberta « Bobbi » Anderson, qui écrit des romans sur le Far West, trébuche sur un morceau de métal qui dépasse du sol. Intriguée, elle commence à creuser pour ne s'arrêter que de nombreuses heures plus tard, ayant travaillé en état de transe. Dégageant progressivement une structure gigantesque, elle se rend compte qu'il s'agit d'un vaisseau extraterrestre.
Death in Brunswick, 1h49
Genres Drame, Thriller, Comédie, Policier
Thèmes La mer, Transport
Acteurs Sam Neill, Zoe Carides, John Clarke, Yvonne Lawley, Nicholas Papademetriou
Rôle Mrs. Fitzgerald (Carl's mother)
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Set and filmed in Brunswick, a Melbourne suburb, it deals with a humble chef, Carl (Neill) who gets a job at a sleazy nightclub owned by Yanni Voulgaris (Nicholas Papademetriou). He begins a relationship with the Greek-Australian barmaid, Sophie (Carides), which soon brings him into trouble with his employers and her strict father. His drug dealing co-worker, Mustafa (Nick Lathouris), is beaten up by the Greek-Australian owners. Thinking Carl told them, Mustafa attacks Carl. Carl accidentally stabs and kills him.
Ruby and Rata, 1h49
Genres Drame, Comédie
Thèmes La mer, Transport
Acteurs Yvonne Lawley
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Ruby (Yvonne Lawley) is an 83-year-old woman who has just failed her driving test and is worried about her ability to cope with day-to-day life at her age. She asks her nephew Buckle (Simon Barnett), posing as a real estate agent, to arrange to lease part of the house she owns to a potential housemate to assist her with various chores. The new tenant is Rata (Vanessa Rare)—a well-dressed, smooth-talking young woman of Māori descent who works for a large finance company. Once she has moved in, it becomes apparant that Rata is actually a cleaner at the firm, has a young son named Willie (Lee Metekingi), and is in trouble with social services over welfare payments. Rata is also hoping to make it big as a singer in a punk band, The Apocalypse, which is reliant on her accessing the supposed "fortune" of her new housemate/landlady to pay for sound equipment. An unusual relationship develops between Ruby, Rata and Willie, with each of them manipulating the others in some way, but forming a bond and dependence on each other.
L'épouvantail de mort, 1h28
Réalisé par Sam Pillsbury
Origine Nouvelle zelande
Genres Drame, Thriller, Horreur, Policier
Acteurs John Carradine, Bruce Allpress, Jonathan Hardy, Martyn Sanderson, Greer Robson-Kirk, Roy Billing
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L'action se situe à la fin des années 1940 dans la petite ville de Klynham, en Nouvelle-Zélande. Deux adolescents, Ned Poindexter et Les Wilson, passent leur été à s'occuper des poules du premier et à vendre des œufs afin de se faire un peu d'argent de poche. Une nuit, alors qu'une jeune fille est assassinées dans les environs, leurs poules sont toutes égorgées. Le lendemain, la petite enquête des garçons les emmène à porter leurs soupçons sur la bande rivale de Victor Lynch. Ce même jour, un mystérieux inconnu, Hubert Salter, s'installe dans le village et commence à s'intéresser de fort près à Prudence, la sœur de Ned. Bientôt, Angela Potroz, l'amie de Prudence, disparaît dans des circonstances mystérieuses. Elle est retrouvée plus tard dans un boisé, violée et assassinée. Puis, c'est Prudence qui disparaît à son tour.