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Knight, Rosalind Biography




biography of Knight, Rosalind

Rosalind Marie Knight
3 December 1933, London, England, UK
5' 4"


-   'Michael Elliott (I)' (qv) (July 1959 - 30 May 1984) (his death); 2 children


-   Daughter of 'Esmond Knight' (qv) and 'Frances Clare' (qv); step-daughter of 'Nora Swinburne' (qv).

-   Mother of 'Su Elliot' (qv) (Susannah Elliott-Knight) and theatre director 'Marianne Elliott' (qv).

-   Daughter 'Marianne Elliott' (qv) is married to actor 'Nicholas Sidi' (qv).

-   Unable to attend her father ('Esmond Knight' (qv))'s funeral in 1987 due to appearing on stage at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, playing Maria in Twelfth Night. The run ended the following day but there were no understudies for the production and she could not be released.


-   TV commercial for Cockburn's Special Reserve Port "Lifeboat"

-   (1951) She acted in William Shakespeare's play, "The Comedy of Errors," in a George Devine production at the Old Vic School Theatre in London, England with Prunella Scales, Joan Plowright, Margaret Ashcroft, Yvonne Bonnamy, James Vowden, Jerome Willis, Patrick Wymark, Colin Jevans, Christopher Hancock, John Abineri, Dilys Hamlett, Priscilla Morgan, Alan Dobie, Alan Spencer, Eric Thompson, Clive Revill, James Maxwell, Donald Pickering, and Donald Rain in the cast. The crew included Richard Negri (technical designer) Caspar Wrede, Frank Dunlop, Christopher Morahan in the technical production. The faculty included Glyn Byam Shaw, Peter Streuli, Jani Strasser, Leslie Fyson, Norman Ayrton, and Margaret Harris. Malcolm Pride was designer.

-   (1951) She acted in Frederico Garcia Lorca's play, "The House of Bernarda Alba Act I," in a Michel Saint Denis production at the Old Vic School Theatre in London, England with Prunella Scales, Joan Plowright, Margaret Ashcroft, Yvonne Bonnamy, James Vowden, Jerome Willis, Patrick Wymark, Colin Jevans, Christopher Hancock, John Abineri, Dilys Hamlett, Priscilla Morgan, Alan Dobie, Alan Spencer, Eric Thompson, Clive Revill, James Maxwell, Donald Pickering, and Donald Rain in the cast. The crew included Richard Negri (technical designer) Caspar Wrede, Frank Dunlop, Christopher Morahan in the technical production. The faculty included Glyn Byam Shaw, Peter Streuli, Jani Strasser, Leslie Fyson, Norman Ayrton, and Margaret Harris.

-   (1951) She acted in the play, "The Doctor's Duty, John Vanbrugh's play, "A Journey to London," and "Fortunio's Song," (Program A) in an Old Vic School Show production at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with John Abineri, Yvonne Bonnamy, Patrick Wymark, Prunella Scales, Christopher Hancock, Colin Jevans, Joan Plowright, Dilys Hamlett, Priscilla Morgan, Alan Dobie, Alan Spencer, Eric Thompson, Clive Revill, James Maxwell, Donald Pickering, Douglas Rain, Caspar Wrede, Frank Dunlop, Christopher Morahan, Richard Negri in the cast. The teaching staff included Glen Byam Shaw, Peter Streuli, Jane Strasser, Leslie Fyson, Norman Ayrton, and Margaret Harris in the school staff.

-   (1956) She acted in 'William Congreve' (qv)'s play, "The Way of the World", at the Savile Theatre in London, England with Sir 'John Clements (I)' (qv), 'Margaretta Scott' (qv), 'Kay Hammond (I)' (qv) and Dame 'Margaret Rutherford' (qv) OBE in the cast.

-   (May 1969) She acted in 'Oliver Goldsmith' (qv)'s play, "She Stoops To Conquer", at the Garrick Theatre in London, England with Sir 'Tom Courtenay' (qv), 'Juliet Mills' (qv), 'James Cossins' (qv), 'Trevor Peacock' (qv), 'Ciaran Madden' (qv) and 'Nigel Terry' (qv) in the cast. 'Braham Murray' (qv) was the director.

-   (1988) She acted in 'Rodney Ackland' (qv)'s translation of 'Aleksandr Ostrovsky (I)' (qv)'s play, "Too Clever By Half", at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with 'Alex Jennings (I)' (qv), 'Linda Marlowe' (qv) and 'Aden Gillett' (qv) in the cast. Richard Jones was the director.

-   (1989) She acted in 'Georges Feydeau' (qv)'s play, "A Flea in Her Ear", at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with 'Roger Lloyd-Pack' (qv), 'Jim Broadbent' (qv), 'David Ross (I)' (qv), 'Linda Marlowe' (qv) and 'Steven Beard (I)' (qv) in the cast. Richard Jones was the director.

-   (1990) She acted in 'Pierre Corneille' (qv)'s play, "The Illusion", at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with 'Sian Thomas (I)' (qv) and 'Duncan Bell' (qv) in the cast. Richard Jones was the director.

-   (1993) She acted in 'Anthony Burgess (I)' (qv)' translation of 'Aleksandr Griboyedov' (qv)'s play, "Chatsky", at the Almeida Theatre in London, England with 'Dinsdale Landen' (qv), 'Jonathan Cullen (I)' (qv), 'Jemma Redgrave' (qv), 'Minnie Driver' (qv), 'Colin Firth' (qv), 'Bob Goody' (qv), 'Sarah Crowden' (qv), 'Murray Melvin' (qv) and 'John Tordoff' (qv) in the cast. 'Jonathan Kent (I)' (qv) was the director.

-   (1995) She acted in Oscar Wilde's play, "The Importance of Being Earnest," at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Roger Allam, Philip Franks, Barbara Leigh-Hunt, Abigail Cruttenden, Patrick Godfrey, and Jacqueline Defferary in the cast. Terry Hands was director.

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

-   (July 4, 1961) She acted in 'William Shakespeare (I)' (qv)'s play, "As You Like It", in the Royal Shakespeare Company production in the Stratford Theatre Festival at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England with 'Vanessa Redgrave' (qv), 'Ian Bannen' (qv), 'Ian Richardson (I)' (qv), 'Colin Blakely' (qv), 'Max Adrian (I)' (qv), 'Peter McEnery' (qv) and 'Gareth Morgan (I)' (qv) in the cast. 'Michael Elliott (I)' (qv) was the director.

-   (1964) She acted in 'Ben Travers (I)' (qv)' play, "A Cuckoo in the Nest", in an English Stage Company production at the Royal Court Theatre in London, England with 'Alan Bennett (I)' (qv), 'Arthur Lowe' (qv), 'Polly James (I)' (qv), 'Nicol Williamson' (qv), 'Beatrix Lehmann' (qv) and 'John Osborne (II)' (qv) (played "Claude Hickett MP") in the cast. 'Anthony Page (I)' (qv) was the director.

-   (1960) She acted in Dmitri Makaroff's translation of Anton Chekhov's play, "Platonov," at the Royal Court Theatre in London, England with Rex Harrison, Rachel Roberts, Graham Crowden, Ronald Barker, Nicholas Selby, Frank Finlay, Elvi Hale, George Murcell, James Bolam, Peter Bowles, and Susan Engel in the cast. George Devine and John Blatchley were directors. Dudley Moore was composer.

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  4. "Hunderby" (2012) {(#1.3)}
  5. "Hunderby" (2012) {(#1.8)}
  6. "Sherlock" (2010) {The Hounds of Baskerville (#2.2)}
  7. Demons Never Die (2011)
  8. "Midsomer Murders" (1997) {A Sacred Trust (#14.7)}
  9. Freds Meat (2010)
  10. Sunshine (2009/I)
  11. The Alchemistic Suitcase (2009)
  12. "Doctors" (2000) {Musical Bumps (#11.43)}
  13. "Doctors" (2000) {Red Letter Day: Part One (#11.44)}
  14. "Holby City" (1999) {This Be the Verse (#11.9)}
  15. Agatha Christie Marple: The Moving Finger (2006) (TV)
  16. The Shell Seekers (2006) (TV)
  17. "Doctors" (2000) {Old Habits (#6.140)}
  18. The Pool (2004/II)
  19. "Shane" (2004) {(#1.4)}
  20. Cheeky (2003)
  21. "Midsomer Murders" (1997) {Birds of Prey (#6.5)}
  22. About a Boy (2002)
  23. The Unforgettable Joan Sims (2002) (TV)
  24. "Casualty" (1986) {Judgement Day (#17.3)}
  25. "Casualty" (1986) {Protection (#17.2)}
  26. Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story (2001) (TV)
  27. "Gimme Gimme Gimme" (1999) {Decoy (#3.6)}
  28. "Gimme Gimme Gimme" (1999) {Down and Out (#3.1)}
  29. "Gimme Gimme Gimme" (1999) {Secrets and Flies (#3.3)}
  30. "Gimme Gimme Gimme" (1999) {Dirty 30 (#2.4)}
  31. "Gimme Gimme Gimme" (1999) {Prison Visitor (#2.3)}
  32. "Gimme Gimme Gimme" (1999) {Stiff (#2.2)}
  33. "Heartbeat" (1992) {Dog Collar (#10.3)}
  34. "Dalziel and Pascoe" (1996) {The British Grenadier (#4.4)}
  35. "Gimme Gimme Gimme" (1999) {I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do (#1.6)}
  36. "Gimme Gimme Gimme" (1999) {Legs and Co. (#1.3)}
  37. "Gimme Gimme Gimme" (1999) {Saturday Night Diva (#1.5)}
  38. "Gimme Gimme Gimme" (1999) {The Big Break (#1.2)}
  39. A Perfect Carry On (1998) (TV)
  40. Il mio West (1998)
  41. Tess of the D'Urbervilles (1998) (TV)
  42. "Berkeley Square" (1998) {A Pocket Full of Posies (#1.5)}
  43. "Berkeley Square" (1998) {Gone a'Hunting (#1.7)}
  44. "Berkeley Square" (1998) {I, Said the Sparrow (#1.10)}
  45. "Berkeley Square" (1998) {Wednesday's Child (#1.9)}
  46. "Berkeley Square" (1998) {When the Bough Breaks (#1.6)}
  47. A Royal Scandal (1997) (TV)
  48. "Ivanhoe" (1997) {Part Six (#1.6)}
  49. Solitaire for 2 (1995)
  50. "The Upper Hand" (1990) {The Wedding (#6.14)}
  51. Pleasure (1994) (TV)
  52. "Harry Enfield and Chums" (1994) {(#1.3)}
  53. "May to December" (1989) {Take Good Care of My Baby (#6.2)}
  54. "Laugh with the Carry Ons" (1993)
  55. "KYTV" (1989) {Get Away with You (#3.6)}
  56. Swords at Teatime (1992)
  57. "Agatha Christie's Poirot" (1989) {One, Two, Buckle My Shoe (#4.3)}
  58. "Jeeves and Wooster" (1990) {Bertie Takes Gussie's Place at Deverill Hall (or, Right Ho! Jeeves) (#3.4)}
  59. "The Blackheath Poisonings" (1992) {(#1.1)}
  60. "The Blackheath Poisonings" (1992) {(#1.2)}
  61. "A Perfect Hero" (1991)
  62. Afraid of the Dark (1991)
  63. Eye Contact (1991) (TV)
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  65. "A Sense of Guilt" (1990)
  66. "Watching" (1987) {Petting (#4.6)}
  67. "Only Fools and Horses...." (1981) {The Jolly Boys' Outing (#6.7)}
  68. "Till We Meet Again" (1989) {(#1.1)}
  69. "Till We Meet Again" (1989) {(#1.2)}
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  71. "Bulman" (1985) {Chicken of the Baskervilles (#2.4)}
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  73. "The Return of the Antelope" (1986) {The Lost Park (#2.4)}
  74. "Mapp & Lucia" (1985) {The Italian Connection (#1.3)}
  75. "Up the Elephant and Round the Castle" (1983) {Come to the Aid of the Party (#2.4)}
  76. "I Thought You'd Gone" (1984) {(#1.1)}
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  78. "I Thought You'd Gone" (1984) {(#1.3)}
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  80. "I Thought You'd Gone" (1984) {(#1.5)}
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  82. "I Thought You'd Gone" (1984) {(#1.7)}
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  146. Fortune Is a Woman (1957)
  147. "Nicholas Nickleby" (1957) {(#1.2)}
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  150. Gone to Earth (1950)

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