Thorne, Angela 1939–

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THORNE, Angela 1939


Full name, Angela Margaret Leslie Thorne; born January 25, 1939, in Karachi, Pakistan; daughter of William Herbert Alfred (a doctor) and Leslie Sylvia (a teacher; maiden name, May) Thorne; married Peter David PenryJones (an actor), September 22, 1967; children: Rupert William (an actor), Laurence David. Education: Trained for the stage at Guildhall Drama School.

Addresses: Agent Michael Whitehall Ltd., 125 Gloucester Rd., London SW7, England. Manager Shepherd Management Ltd., 13 Radnor Walk, London SW3 4BP, England.

Career: Actress. Chair of Actors' Charitable Trust and Theatrical Ladies Guild.

Awards, Honors: Nomination for Comedy Performance of the Year Award, 1981, for Anyone for Denis.


Stage Appearances:

Green goddess, Mango Leaf Magic, Mobile Theatre, England, 1961.

Gloria Clandon, You Never Can Tell, Haymarket Theatre, London, 1966.

Julia, The Rivals, Haymarket Theatre, 1966.

Lady Diana, Ring 'round the Moon, Haymarket Theatre, 1967.

Portia, The Merchant of Venice, Haymarket Theatre, 1969.

Io, Prometheus Bound, Mermaid Theatre, London, 1971.

Esther van Homrigh (some sources cite Vanessa), Yahoo, Duke of York's Theatre (some sources cite Queen's Theatre), London, 1976.

Mrs. Thatcher, Anyone for Denis, Whitehall Theatre, London, 1981.

Lady Gay Spanker, London Assurance, Theatre Royal, London, 1989.

Body and Soul, Albery Theatre, London, 1992.

The Weekend, Strand Theatre, London, 1994.

Communicating Doors, Savoy Theatre, London, 1996.

A Midsummer Night's Dream, Almeida Theatre, London, 1996.

Jean Horton, Quartet, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Albery Theatre, 1999.

Major Tours:

Olivia, Twelfth Night, Prospect Theatre Company, Hong Kong Festival, then Soviet and Finnish cities, all 1972.

Film Appearances:

Betty Smith, Oh! What a Lovely War!, Paramount, 1969.

Jenny Alexander, Yellow Dog, Akari, 1973.

Sylvia Brown, Ballet Shoes, 1975.

Woman on train, ffolkes (also known as Assault Force and North Sea Hijack ), Universal, 1979.

Lady Mary Hargreaves, The Human Factor, United Artists, 1979.

Madame Bertin, Lady Oscar (also known as Berusaiyu no bara ), 1980.

Hotel manageress, Bullshot (also known as Bullshot Crummond ), HandMade, 1983.

Bright Young Things, 2003.

Television Appearances; Series:

Virginia, The Canterville Ghost (also known as Mystery and Imagination: The Canterbury Ghost ), ITY (England), 1965.

Marjorie Frobisher, To the Manor Born, BBC (England), 1979, then PBS, 1985.

Laura Bagthorpe, The Bagthorpe Saga, BBC, 1981.

Alice, Paying Guests, BBC, 1985.

Harriet Farrington, Farrington of the F.O. (also known as Farrington ), ITY, 19851986.

Daphne Trenchard, Three Up, Two Down, BBC, 1987.

Val Kirby, Noah's Ark, 1997.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Lettice, Lady Leicester, Elizabeth R, BBC (England), 1971, later broadcast on Masterpiece Theatre, PBS. The Glittering Prizes, BBC, 1976.

Nanny Butterfield, Mistral's Daughter (also known as L'amour en heritage ), CBS, 1984.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Voice of the Queen of England, The BFG (also known as The Big Friendly Giant ), 1989.

Margaret Thatcher, Dunrulin, BBC (England), 1990.

Mrs. HawkMonitor, Cold Comfort Farm, BBC, 1995.

Interviewee, RIP 2002, Channel 4 (England), 2002.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Margaret Devize, The Lady's Not for Burning, ITV (England), 1987.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Receptionist, " Mission to Montreal, " The Avengers, ITV (England), 1962.

Lady Georgette " George " Truscott, " Our Speaker Today, " The Good Life, BBC (England), 1977.

Celia Hanson, " Chalk and Cheese, " Heartbeat, ITV, 2000.

Lady Lavinia Chetwood, " Market for Murder, " Midsomer Murders, Arts and Entertainment, 2002.

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