Claire Bloom

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Age has not taken the flower off this Bloom. The well-known and respected stage, screen and television actress Claire Bloom, originally named Patricia Claire Blume, continues to be in demand as an octogenarian actress and looks as beautiful as ever.She was born Patricia Claire Blume on February 15, 1931 in Finchley, North London, to Elizabeth (Grew) and Edward Max Blume, who worked in sales. Her parents were both from Jewish families (from Belarus). Educated at Badminton School in Bristol and Fern Hill Manor in New Milton, Claire expressed early interest in the arts and was stage trained as an adolescent at the Guildhall School, under the guidance of Eileen Thorndike, and then the Central School of Speech and Drama.Marking her professional debut on the BBC radio, she subsequently took her first curtain call with the Oxford Repertory Theatre in 1946 in the production of "It Depends What You Mean". She then received early critical accolades for her Shakespearean ingénues in "King John", "The Winter's Tale" and, notably, her Ophelia in "Hamlet" at age 17 at Stratford-on-Avon opposite alternating Hamlets Paul Scofield and Robert Helpmann. By 1949 Claire was making her West End debut with "The Lady's Not For Burning" with the up-and-coming stage actor Richard Burton.A most becoming and beguiling dark-haired actress whose photogenic, slightly pinched beauty was accented by an effortless elegance and poise, Claire's inauspicious film debut came with a prime role in the British courtroom film drama The Blind Goddess (1948). It was her second film, when Charles Chaplin himself selected her specifically to be his young leading lady in the classic sentimental drama Les feux de la rampe (1952), that propelled her to stardom. Her bravura turn as a young suicide-bent ballerina saved from despair by an aging music hall clown (Chaplin) was exquisitely touching and sparked an enviable but surprisingly sporadic career in films.Despite the sudden film attention, Claire continued her formidable presence on the Shakespearean stage. Joining the Old Vic Company for the 1952-1953 and 1953-1954 seasons, she appeared as Helena, Viola, Juliet, Jessica, Miranda, Virgilia, Cordelia and (again) Ophelia in a highly successful tenure. Touring Canada and the United States as Juliet, she made her Broadway bow in the star-crossed lover role in 1956, also playing the Queen in "Richard II". A strong presence on both the London and New York stages over the years, other powerful performances came with "The Trojan Women", "Vivat! Vivat! Regina!", "Hedda Gabler", "A Doll's House" and "A Streetcar Named Desire". Much later in life she performed in a superb one-woman show entitled "These Are Women: A Portrait of Shakespeare's Heroines" that included monologues from several of her acclaimed stage performances.Claire's stylish and regal presence was simply ideal for mature period films and she appeared opposite a roster of Hollywood most talented leading men as such, including Laurence Olivier in the title role of Richard III (1955); Richard Burton and Fredric March in Alexandre le grand (1956); Yul Brynner in Les frères Karamazov (1958) and Brynner and Charlton Heston in the DeMille epic Les boucaniers (1958) in which she had a rare dressed-down role as a spirited pirate girl. On the more contemporary scene she appeared with Burton in two classic film dramas: the stark "kitchen sink" British stage piece Les corps sauvages (1959) and the Cold War espionage thriller L'espion qui venait du froid (1965). In addition she courted tinges of controversy playing a housewife gone bonkers in the offbeat sudser Les liaisons coupables (1962) and a lesbian in the supernatural chiller La maison du diable (1963).Claire met first husband Rod Steiger while performing with him on stage in 1959's "Rashomon". They married that year and had daughter Anna in 1960 who grew up to become a well-regarded opera singer. Claire and Rod appeared in two lesser films together, L'homme tatoué (1969) and Auto-Stop girl (1969), both released the same year they divorced after 10 tumultuous years.As with other maturing actress during the 1970s, Claire looked toward classy film roles in TV-movies for sustenance and found among them Backstairs at the White House (1979), as First Lady Edith Wilson, and Retour au château (1981), in which she was nominated for an Emmy. Also lauded were the epic miniseries Ellis Island, les portes de l'espoir (1984); a remake of Terence Rattigan's Separate Tables (1983), and Philip Roth's acclaimed adaptations of American Playhouse: The Ghost Writer (1984) and Shadowlands (1985), the latter earning her a British Television Award. Speaking of Roth, Claire married the writer (her third) in 1990 after a brief second marriage to producer Hillard Elkins (1969-1972). The union with Roth lasted five years. Claire appeared in several Shakespearean teleplays over the decades while also portraying a choice selection of historical royals including Czarina Alexandra and Katherine of Aragon. On daytime drama, she delightfully played matriarch and murderess Orlena Grimaldi on the daytime drama As the World Turns (1956) in 1993. She left the role in 1995 and was replaced.Into the millennium, she has graced such quality films as and The Book of Eve (2002), Disparitions (2003), Le discours d'un roi (2010) (as Queen Mary), And While We Were Here (2012), Max Rose (2013) starring a dramatic Jerry Lewis, Miss Dalí (2018). She has also made appearances on such TV miniseries as Les dix commandements (2006) and Summer of Rockets (2019).Claire wrote two memoirs. The first was the more career-oriented "Limelight and After: The Education of an Actress", released in 1982 Her more controversial second book focused on her personal life: "Leaving a Doll's House: A Memoir", published in 1996. - IMDb Mini Biography By: Gary Brumburgh / gr-home@pacbell.net

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Releases by Year

Claire Bloom on average has worked on 1 movies per year from 1971 to 2019. See the full graphs of the number of Claire Bloom movies released per year from 2002 till 2019.

Top Genres

Claire Bloom works mostly in Drama Genre followed by Documentary Genre flixes. 49% of Claire Bloom movies are Drama Genre movies. See Top Genres that Claire Bloom worked on in the graph below.

Average IMDB Score

On average the IMDB score of the movies that Claire Bloom has worked on is 6.6.

6.6 / 10

Claire Bloom's Movies and Tv Series available to Stream now ..

Two young men meet at Oxford. Charles Ryder, though of no family or money, becomes friends with Sebastian Flyte when Sebastian throws up in his college room through an open window. He then ...

8.6/10659 min

Available in 5 platform(s).

Hamlet suspects his uncle has murdered his father to claim the throne of Denmark and the hand of Hamlet's mother, but the Prince cannot decide whether or not he should take vengeance.

8/10210 min

Available in 7 platform(s).

Arrival of a beautiful model stirs up the guests of a peaceful small town hotel, where most of them hide from their troubles. Secrets, infatuations, and lies come out.

7.6/10112 min

Available in 1 platform(s).

Claire Bloom has performed leading and important supporting roles in numerous plays by William Shakespeare, starting while she was still in her teens. In this documentary, she discusses her...

7.5/1054 min

Available in 1 platform(s).

Drama,Romance,War
The Camomile Lawn (1992)

In 1939, young Oliver, Calypso, Polly and Walter visit friends and family in Cornwall. Spanish Civil War is over and WW2 has begun, so they enjoy their love life while they can. Decades later, they gather again, this time for a funeral.

7.5/10258 min

Available in 2 platform(s).

Biography,Drama,Romance
Shadowlands (1986)

Noted author and scholar finds love, then must endure its loss...

7.5/1092 min

Available in 1 platform(s).

Comedy,Drama
Cymbeline (1982)

Cymbeline (Richard Johnson), the King of Britain, is angry that his daughter Imogen (Dame Helen Mirren) has chosen a poor (but worthy) man for her husband. So he banishes Posthumus (Michael...

7.1/10175 min

Available in 4 platform(s).

Arriving in a new town, a child pretends to be deaf-mute to protect himself - a ruse which works so well that for twenty years he is custodian to all the town's secrets.

7/10120 min

Available in 3 platform(s).