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Allen, Sheila (III) Biography




biography of Allen, Sheila (III)

22 October 1932, Chard, Somerset, England, UK
13 October 2011, London, England, UK
5' 6"


-   'David Hugh Jones' (qv) (1964 - ?) (divorced); 2 children


-   Associate Member of RADA.

-   She was an acting teacher of 'Michael Klesic' (qv).

-   Husband, 'David Hugh Jones' (qv), was Artistic Director of the RSC's Aldwych Theatre, and they have two sons, Joseph and Jesse.

-   Member of the Royal Shakespeare Company, 1966-78.

-   Taught drama at the 'Lee Strasberg' (qv) Institute in New York.

-   Trained at RADA 1949-51. Acted in repertory theatre in Shakespearean roles, including at the Arena Theatre Company in Birmingham and at the Bristol Old Vic.


-   (1937) Also provides one of the speaking voices (along with 'Peter Barkworth' (qv)) for the Virgin label's recording (1989) of 'Benjamin Britten' (qv)'s music for the radio play "The Company of Heaven" (1937).

-   Her theatre credits include: "Sofia Ivanovna" in the play "Zykovs" by 'Maxim Gorky' (qv) (1976, Aldwych Theatre, London); "Mrs. Fainall" in the play "The Way of the World" by 'William Congreve' (qv). Directed by William Gaskill (Theatre Royal Haymarket, London, 1984).

-   (1964) She acted in 'John Osborne (II)' (qv)'s play, "Inadmissible Evidence", at the Royal Court Theatre in London, England in 1964 in an English Stage Company production with 'Nicol Williamson' (qv), 'Arthur Lowe' (qv), 'Ann Beach' (qv) and 'Natasha Pyne' (qv) in the cast. 'Anthony Page (I)' (qv) was the director.

-   (October 17, 1962) She acted in 'William Shakespeare (I)' (qv)'s play, "The Merchant of Venice", at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with 'Lee Montague' (qv) and 'Esmond Knight' (qv) in the cast. 'Michael Elliott (I)' (qv) was the director.

-   (1962-1963) She acted in the final Old Vic Theatre season at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with 'Lee Montague' (qv), 'Esmond Knight' (qv), 'Rosalind Knight' (qv), 'Errol John' (qv), 'Leo McKern' (qv), 'James Maxwell (I)' (qv), 'Dilys Hamlett' (qv), 'David William' (qv), 'George Howe (II)' (qv), 'Russell Hunter (I)' (qv), 'Priscilla Morgan' (qv), 'Charles Gray (I)' (qv) and 'Adrienne Corri' (qv) in the company. 'Michael Elliott (I)' (qv) was the director.

-   (June 18, 1962) She acted in 'Harold Pinter' (qv)'s play, "The Collection", and 'August Strindberg' (qv)'s play, "Playing with Fire", in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Aldwych Theatre in London, England with 'Kenneth Haigh' (qv), 'Michael Hordern' (qv) and 'Barbara Murray (I)' (qv) in the cast. 'John Blatchley' (qv), 'Harold Pinter' (qv) and 'Peter Hall (I)' (qv) were the directors.

-   (1968) She acted in 'William Shakespeare (I)' (qv)'s play, "King Lear", in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England with 'Eric Porter (I)' (qv), 'Sebastian Shaw (I)' (qv), 'Michael Williams (I)' (qv), 'Alan Howard (I)' (qv), 'Norman Rodway' (qv), 'Susan Fleetwood' (qv), 'Diane Fletcher' (qv), 'Patrick Stewart (I)' (qv), 'Terrence Hardiman' (qv), 'David Waller (I)' (qv), 'John Shrapnel' (qv), 'Ben Kingsley' (qv) and 'Gareth Thomas (I)' (qv) in the cast. 'Trevor Nunn' (qv) was the director.

-   (1968) She acted in 'Dylan Thomas (I)' (qv)'s play, "Under Milk Wood", at the Aldwych Theatre in London, England in a Royal Shakespeare Company/Theatre GoRound production with 'Emrys James' (qv), 'Richard Moore (III)' (qv), 'Susan Fleetwood' (qv), 'Peter Geddis' (qv), 'Peter Gordon (I)' (qv) and 'Bruce Myers' (qv) in the cast. 'Terry Hands' (qv) was the director.

-   (1977) She acted in 'Pam Gems' (qv)' play, "Queen Christina", in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at The Other Place Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England with 'Charlotte Cornwell' (qv) and 'Nigel Terry' (qv) in the cast. 'Penny Cherns' (qv) was the director.

-   (1978) She acted in 'August Strindberg' (qv)'s play, "The Dance of Death", in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Aldwych Theatre in London, England with 'Emrys James' (qv) in the cast. 'John Caird' (qv) was the director.

-   (1978) She acted in 'David Rudkin (I)' (qv)'s play, "The Sons of Light", in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Royal Shakespeare Company Warehouse Theatre in London, England with 'Anton Lesser' (qv), 'Nigel Terry' (qv), 'Charlotte Cornwell' (qv), 'John Rhys-Davies' (qv), 'Alan David (I)' (qv), 'Jack Klaff' (qv) and 'David Threlfall' (qv) in the cast. 'Ron Daniels (IV)' (qv) was the director.

-   (1986) She acted in 'T.S. Eliot' (qv)'s play, "The Cocktail Party", at the Phoenix Theatre in London, England with 'Alec McCowen' (qv), 'Robert Eddison' (qv), 'Rachel Kempson' (qv), 'Stephen Boxer (I)' (qv), 'Sheila Gish' (qv) and 'Simon Ward (I)' (qv) in the cast. 'John Dexter (II)' (qv) was the director.

-   (1987) She acted in 'Richard Nelson (V)' (qv)'s play, "Between East and West", at the Hampstead Theatre in Hampstead, London, England with 'John Woodvine' (qv) in the cast. 'David Hugh Jones' (qv) was the director.


-   (June 2004) She is a highly respected acting tutor at the Guildford School of Acting in Guildford, England.

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Acting in movies

  1. Don't Knock Yourself Out (2007)
  2. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
  3. Love Actually (2003)
  4. "Doctors" (2000) {Fugue State (#5.70)}
  5. Mothertime (1997) (TV)
  6. The Ring (1996) (TV)
  7. "Dangerfield" (1995) {The Call Girl (#2.6)}
  8. Northern Crescent (1992)
  9. Shining Through (1992)
  10. "The Old Devils" (1992) {Clapped-Out Casanovas (#1.3)}
  11. "The Old Devils" (1992) {Love, Lust and Litre Bottles (#1.1)}
  12. "The Old Devils" (1992) {Rhiannon's Boys (#1.2)}
  13. "Casualty" (1986) {Something to Hide (#6.6)}
  14. The Prisoner Video Companion (1990) (V)
  15. "Screenplay" (1986) {Antonia and Jane (#5.2)}
  16. "Without Walls" (1990) {Sexual Intercourse Began in 1963}
  17. "Act of Will" (1989)
  18. "Agatha Christie's Poirot" (1989) {Problem at Sea (#1.7)}
  19. Pascali's Island (1988)
  20. "Boon" (1986) {Wheels of Fortune (#2.6)}
  21. "Screen Two" (1985) {Hedgehog Wedding (#3.14)}
  22. "The Life and Loves of a She-Devil" (1986) {(#1.3)}
  23. "The Glory Boys" (1984)
  24. "Shroud for a Nightingale" (1984) {(#1.1)}
  25. "Shroud for a Nightingale" (1984) {(#1.2)}
  26. "Shroud for a Nightingale" (1984) {(#1.3)}
  27. "Shroud for a Nightingale" (1984) {(#1.4)}
  28. "Shroud for a Nightingale" (1984) {(#1.5)}
  29. "Crown Court" (1972) {Talking to the Enemy: Part 1 (#11.1)}
  30. "Dick Turpin" (1979) {The Secret Folk (#4.4)}
  31. "BBC2 Playhouse" (1974) {Unity (#7.18)}
  32. "ITV Playhouse" (1967) {Getting in on Concorde (#11.14)}
  33. "Another Bouquet" (1977) {Accusations (#1.3)}
  34. "Another Bouquet" (1977) {Changes (#1.1)}
  35. "Another Bouquet" (1977) {Departures (#1.7)}
  36. "Another Bouquet" (1977) {Emergencies (#1.6)}
  37. "Another Bouquet" (1977) {Reprisals (#1.4)}
  38. "Another Bouquet" (1977) {Resolutions (#1.5)}
  39. "Another Bouquet" (1977) {Tensions (#1.2)}
  40. "Jackanory Playhouse" (1972) {The Princess and the Hedgehog}
  41. "Bouquet of Barbed Wire" (1976) {Diversions (#1.3)}
  42. "Bouquet of Barbed Wire" (1976) {Festivities (#1.4)}
  43. "Bouquet of Barbed Wire" (1976) {Home-coming (#1.1)}
  44. "Bouquet of Barbed Wire" (1976) {Introductions (#1.2)}
  45. "Bouquet of Barbed Wire" (1976) {Leave-Taking (#1.7)}
  46. "Bouquet of Barbed Wire" (1976) {Premonitions (#1.6)}
  47. "Bouquet of Barbed Wire" (1976) {Repercussions (#1.5)}
  48. "Crown Court" (1972) {Incorrigible Rogue (#5.33)}
  49. "Crown Court" (1972) {Tell the Truth and Shame the Devil: Part 1 (#5.24)}
  50. "Crown Court" (1972) {The Party's Over: Part 1 (#4.87)}
  51. "Crown Court" (1972) {The Party's Over: Part 2 (#4.88)}
  52. "Crown Court" (1972) {The Party's Over: Part 3 (#4.89)}
  53. "Omnibus" (1967) {Find Me}
  54. "Shoulder to Shoulder" (1974) {Annie Kenney (#1.2)}
  55. "Shoulder to Shoulder" (1974) {Christabel Pankhurst (#1.4)}
  56. "Shoulder to Shoulder" (1974) {Lady Constance Lytton (#1.3)}
  57. "Wessex Tales" (1973) {Barbara of the House of Grebe (#1.6)}
  58. "Z Cars" (1962) {Jack the Dodger (#8.21)}
  59. The Other Side of the Underneath (1972)
  60. "BBC Play of the Month" (1965) {King Oedipus (#8.3)}
  61. "Play for Today" (1970) {The Bankrupt (#3.8)}
  62. "Play for Today" (1970) {Triple Exposure (#3.5)}
  63. "The Regiment" (1972) {Dragon's Teeth (#1.11)}
  64. Venom (1971)
  65. "Public Eye" (1965) {Shades of White (#5.12)}
  66. "Z Cars" (1962) {A Lot of Fuss for Fifteen Quid: Part 1 (#6.349)}
  67. "Z Cars" (1962) {A Lot of Fuss for Fifteen Quid: Part 2 (#6.350)}
  68. Three Into Two Won't Go (1969)
  69. "The Prisoner" (1967) {A. B. and C. (#1.2)}
  70. "Sunday Night" (1965) {The Quarry: Portrait of a Man as a Paralysed Artist}
  71. "Theatre 625" (1964) {The Twelfth Hour (#3.26)}
  72. The Alphabet Murders (1965)
  73. "Gideon's Way" (1964) {The Alibi Men (#1.15)}
  74. Children of the Damned (1964)
  75. "Danger Man" (1964) {Don't Nail Him Yet (#1.11)}
  76. For Tea on Sunday (1963) (TV)
  77. "Disneyland" (1954) {The Prince and the Pauper: Long Live the Rightful King (#8.23)}
  78. "Disneyland" (1954) {The Prince and the Pauper: The Merciful Law of the King (#8.22)}
  79. "Disneyland" (1954) {The Prince and the Pauper: The Pauper King (#8.21)}
  80. "Armchair Theatre" (1956) {The Hero (#4.30)}
  81. "The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre" (1960) {The Malpas Mystery (#1.4)}
  82. "The Four Just Men" (1959) {The Godfather (#1.32)}
  83. "The Four Just Men" (1959) {The Man Who Wasn't There (#1.29)}
  84. "Armchair Theatre" (1956) {Star in the Summer Night (#3.29)}
  85. "Armchair Theatre" (1956) {The Last of the Brave (#3.62)}
  86. "Armchair Theatre" (1956) {The Thug (#3.23)}
  87. "Armchair Theatre" (1956) {Three on a Gas Ring}
  88. "The Flying Doctor" (1959) {Woman Hunt (#1.34)}
  89. The Castiglioni Brothers (1958) (TV)
  90. "Armchair Theatre" (1956) {The Boy with Meat Axe (#3.11)}
  91. "The Crime of the Century" (1956) {Taffy (#1.3)}
  92. Confession (1955)

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