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Rosemary Harris

Rosemary HarrisBorn: 19-Sep-1927 [1]
Birthplace: Ashby, Suffolk, England

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: England
Executive summary: Aunt May in Spider-Man

Rosemary Harris is an English actress who has worked primarily in America for more than half a century. She has won rave reviews on Broadway, on tour, and occasionally in London, in plays from The Merchant of Venice to A Streetcar Named Desire, Lost in Yonkers to War and Peace. She starred in the London production of The Seven Year Itch, and before Katharine Hepburn or Glenn Close played the role, Harris won a Tony in the original Broadway production of The Lion in Winter.

Between plays, Harris has squeezed in some film and television work. Her film debut was 1954's Beau Brummell, with Stewart Granger and Elizabeth Taylor, and she was nominated for an Oscar for Tom & Viv in 1994. In the film Sunshine, Harris and her daughter, Jennifer Ehle, played the same character at different ages. On television, her résumé is littered with highbrow works filmed for PBS, BBC, or Hallmark Hall of Fame.


[1] Rosemary Harris claims a birthdate of 1930.

Father: Stafford Berkley Harris
Mother: Maud Frances Campion
Husband: Ellis Rabb (Broadway director, b. 20-Jan-1930, m. 4-Dec-1959, div. 1967, d. 11-Jan-1998)
Husband: John Ehle (author, b. 13-Dec-1925, m. 1967)
Daughter:
Jennifer Ehle (actress, b. 29-Dec-1969)

    University: Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    This Means War (14-Feb-2012) · Nana Foster
    Radio Free Albemuth (4-Nov-2010)
    Is Anybody There? (7-Sep-2008) · Elsie
    Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (6-Sep-2007) · Nanette
    Spider-Man 3 (16-Apr-2007)
    Belonging (12-Sep-2004)
    Being Julia (3-Sep-2004) · Julia's Mother
    Spider-Man 2 (30-Jun-2004)
    Broadway: The Golden Age (Apr-2003) · Herself
    Spider-Man (3-May-2002)
    Blow Dry (7-Mar-2001) · Daisy
    The Gift (20-Dec-2000)
    Sunshine (13-Sep-1999)
    My Life So Far (23-Jul-1999) · Gamma
    Hamlet (25-Dec-1996)
    Looking for Richard (5-Jul-1996) · Herself
    The Little Riders (24-Mar-1996)
    Tom & Viv (11-Nov-1994) · Rose Haigh-Wood
    The Camomile Lawn (5-Mar-1992)
    The Bridge (10-Jan-1992)
    The Delinquents (1989)
    Crossing Delancey (16-Sep-1988)
    The Ploughman's Lunch (May-1983)
    To the Lighthouse (23-Mar-1983)
    The Chisholms (29-Mar-1979)
    The Boys From Brazil (5-Oct-1978)
    Holocaust (16-Apr-1978)
    A Flea in Her Ear (19-Oct-1968)
    The Shiralee (11-Jul-1957)
    Beau Brummell (1-Oct-1954)


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