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Vivien Merchant (1929–1982)

Vivien Merchant was born on July 22, 1929 in Manchester, England as Ada Thompson. She was an actress, known for Frenzy (1972), Alfie (1966) and The Offence (1973). She was married to Harold Pinter. She died on October 3, 1982 in London, England. See full bio »

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(age 53) in London, England, UK

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Frenzy
Frenzy Mrs. Oxford
(1972)
Alfie
Alfie Lily Clamacraft
(1966)
The Offence
The Offence Maureen Johnson
(1973)
Accident
Accident Rosalind
(1967)

Filmography

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 1982 Crown Court (TV Series)
Judge
- Face Value: Part 1 (1982) ... Judge
 1980 A Tale of Two Cities (TV Mini-Series)
Miss Pross
- Part 8 (1980) ... Miss Pross
- Part 7 (1980) ... Miss Pross
- Part 6 (1980) ... Miss Pross
- Part 5 (1980) ... Miss Pross
- Part 4 (1980) ... Miss Pross
 1980 Breakaway (TV Series)
Isabel Black
- The Local Affair: Part 4 (1980) ... Isabel Black
- The Local Affair: Part 2 (1980) ... Isabel Black
- The Local Affair: Part 1 (1980) ... Isabel Black
 1977 Secret Army (TV Series)
Mlle. Gunet
- Growing Up (1977) ... Mlle. Gunet
 1977 The Velvet Glove (TV Series)
Elizabeth Fry
- Beyond This Life (1977) ... Elizabeth Fry
 1977 The Man in the Iron Mask (TV Movie)
Maria Theresa
 1977 The Lover (TV Movie)
Sarah
 1975 The Maids
Madame
 1973 Softly Softly: Task Force (TV Series)
Maggie Jarman
- Cover (1973) ... Maggie Jarman
 1973 The Homecoming
Ruth
 1968-1973 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Jane Noble / Dona Ana / Evelyn Daly
- The Common (1973) ... Jane Noble
- Don Juan in Hell (1971) ... Dona Ana
- Waters of the Moon (1968) ... Evelyn Daly
 1973 The Offence
Maureen Johnson
 1972 A War of Children (TV Movie)
Nora Tomelty
 1972 Frenzy
Mrs. Oxford
 1972 Under Milk Wood
Mrs. Pugh
 1970 Skyscrapers (TV Movie)
Audley
 1969-1970 ITV Saturday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Audley / Augusta Fullam / Maureen Instance
- Skyscrapers (1970) ... Audley
- Wicked Women: Augusta Fullam (1970) ... Augusta Fullam
- The Full Cheddar (1969) ... Maureen Instance
 1970 Wicked Women (TV Series)
Augusta Fullen
- Augusta Fullan (1970) ... Augusta Fullen
 1969/I Alfred the Great
Freda
 1969 NBC Experiment in Television (TV Series)
- Pinter People (1969) ... (voice)
 1968 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Tessa
- Funeral Games (1968) ... Tessa
 1967 Accident
Rosalind
 1966 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
Ella
- Ella (1966) ... Ella
 1966 Seven Deadly Sins (TV Series)
Jane
- My Friend Corby (1966) ... Jane
 1966 Alfie
Lily Clamacraft
 1966 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
Natalia Petrovna / Gertrude
- A Month in the Country (1966) ... Natalia Petrovna
- Focus (1966) ... Gertrude
 1965 Tea Party (TV Movie)
Wendy
 1960-1965 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Kathy Grayson / Joan Brown
- The Fall of the Sparrow (1965) ... Kathy Grayson
- The Protest (1960) ... Joan Brown
 1960-1963 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Angela Fairbourne / Stella / Rose Blatchford / ...
- In Confidence (1963) ... Angela Fairbourne
- The Collection (1961) ... Stella
- The Honeymooners (1960) ... Rose Blatchford
- Night School (1960) ... Sally Gibbs
 1963 Maupassant (TV Series)
Freda Dowie
- Wives and Lovers (1963) ... Freda Dowie
 1963 The Lover (TV Movie)
Sarah
 1962 Studio 4 (TV Series)
Olivia
- The Weather in the Streets (1962) ... Olivia
 1960 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Girl
- A Night Out (1960) ... Girl
 1959 The Infamous John Friend (TV Mini-Series)
Landlady of the 'Crown' Inn
- Episode #1.4 (1959) ... Landlady of the 'Crown' Inn
 1955 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Elsa Perkins
- The Fifty Mark (I) (1955) ... Elsa Perkins
 1948 Virtuoso (TV Movie)
Miss Coleman
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She acted in Friedrich Hebbel's play, "Judith," at Her Majesty's Theatre in London, England with Sean Connery, Ruth Meyers, Barry Foster, Michael Gough, Gary Watson, Eileen Way, Peter Bayliss, and Michael Culver in the cast. Harold Clurman was director. Richard Rodney Bennett was musical director. See more »
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Was nominated for Broadway's 1967 Tony Award as Best Actress (Dramatic) for "The Homecoming." See more »

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Cancer

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