|Dorothy Tutin Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 4½ in|
|Date of Birth||April 8, 1930|
|Date of Death||August 6, 2001|
Dorothy Tutin was an English actor and stage artist who won 2 Olivier Awards and 2 Evening Standard Awards for her work in theatre. Her on-screen credits include a variety of shows and movies such as The Importance of Being Earnest, The Spy’s Wife, Indian Summer, The Beggar’s Opera, Savage Messiah, Jake’s Progress, Cromwell, A Tale of Two Cities, Great Moments in Aviation, South Riding, The Shooting Party, Alive and Kicking, This Could Be the Last Time, The Great Kandinsky, Murder with Mirrors, Body & Soul, Dancing Queen, The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, Heartbeat, Willow Cabins, La ronde, Anglo Saxon Attitudes, The Jazz Age, Casualty, The Yellow Wallpaper, The Bill, All Creatures Great and Small, Shades of Darkness, and Tales of the Unexpected.
Dame Dorothy Tutin
She was born on April 8, 1930.
On August 6, 2001, she died of leukemia at the age of 71 in Midhurst, West Sussex, England, United Kingdom.
London, England, United Kingdom
Dorothy Tutin studied at St Catherine’s School in Bramley, Surrey. She also attended PARADA and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA).
Actor, Stage Artist
- Father – John Tutin
- Mother – Adie Evelyn Fryers
- Siblings – Eric (Older Brother) (Died at the age of 10)
5 ft 4½ in or 164 cm
50 kg or 110 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Dorothy Tutin had dated –
- Laurence Olivier – She once had an affair with actor Laurence Olivier.
- Derek Waring (1963-2001) – She married actor Derek Waring in 1963 and they had 2 children – a son named Nicholas (b. 1966) and a daughter named Amanda. Both of the children pursued a career in acting and the mother-daughter duo appeared together in the episode titled Mending Fences of the television series All Creatures Great and Small in 1989. Dorothy and Derek remained together until her death in 2001.
Race / Ethnicity
Salt and Pepper
Dorothy Tutin Facts
- As a child, she was reclusive and self-conscious.
- Dorothy Tutin made her first film appearance by playing the role of Cecily Cardew in the 1952 comedy-drama film The Importance of Being Earnest, a film adaptation of the 1895 play by Oscar Wilde. She co-starred in the film along with Michael Redgrave, Michael Denison, Edith Evans, Joan Greenwood, Margaret Rutherford, and Miles Malleson. Also, this performance got Dorothy nominated for a BAFTA Film Award in the “Most Promising Newcomer to Film” category in 1953.
- In 1972, she portrayed the character of Sophie Brzeska (a Polish writer and artistic muse most noted for being the companion of the artist Henri Gaudier-Brzeska) in the biographical drama film Savage Messiah. This role earned her a BAFTA Film Award nomination for “Best Actress” in 1973.
- Dorothy Tutin was cast as Natalya Petrovna in A Month in the Country for the 1974 season at the Chichester Festival Theatre and this performance won her the Evening Standard Award for “Best Actress” and an Olivier Award for “Best Actress in a Revival”.
- For services to drama, she was made a CBE (Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) in the 1967 Queen’s New Year Honours List and was raised to DBE (Dame Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) in 2000.
- In an obituary in The Daily Telegraph, Dorothy Tutin was described as “one of the most enchanting, accomplished and intelligent leading ladies on the post-war British stage. With her husky voice, deep brown eyes, wistful smile and sense of humour, she brought an enduring charm to all kinds of stage drama, ancient and modern, as well as to films and television plays in a career that spanned more than 40 years”.
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