Jill Balcon

as Madeline Bray in the movie The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby

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Real name is Jill Angela Henrietta Balcon
Was born at 3 January 1925 in Westminster, London, England, UK . Died at 18 July 2009, London, England, UK (brain tumor)
There is some small facts about Jill Balcon:
  • Daughter of 'Michael Balcon' .
  • Mother of Lydia 'Tamasin Day-Lewis' and 'Daniel Day-Lewis' .
  • Was the subject of a bust, now lost, by 'Jacob Epstein (II)' .
  • Mother-in-law of 'Rebecca Miller (I)' .
  • Grandmother of 'Gabriel-Kane Day Lewis' (born on 9 April 1995), Ronan Cal Day-Lewis (born on 14 June 1998) and Cashel Blake Day-Lewis (born in May 2002).
  • Her husband Cecil Day-Lewis wrote several mystery novels and movie scripts under the pen name 'Nicholas Blake (II)' . As Day-Lewis, he also served as England's Poet Laureate from 1968 till his death in 1972.
  • Had a passion for poetry.
  • Distinguished British actress of stage, screen and radio. Educated at Roedean School in Brighton and trained for acting at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London, finishing top of her class. Began her career as an announcer with the BBC.
  • Spent her retirement living in a thatched cottage in the Hampshire countryside, having Alec and Merula Guiness as her neighbours.
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There is the list of movies, where Jill Balcon was taked part:
1 The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby movie The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby 1947 as Madeline Bray
2 The Masque of Kings movie The Masque of Kings 1946 as Baroness Mary Vetsera
3 The Passionate Pilgrim movie The Passionate Pilgrim 1949 as Sarah Anne Terrot
4 ITV Television Playhouse movie ITV Television Playhouse 1955 as Frances Broderick
5 Six Days of Justice movie Six Days of Justice 1972 as Chairman of the Bench
6 Softly Softly: Task Force movie Softly Softly: Task Force 1969 as Stella Rayner
7 An Ideal Husband movie An Ideal Husband 1999 as Lady Bracknell
8 Davids Dream movie Davids Dream 1997 as Nanny
9 Derek Jarman: Life as Art movie Derek Jarman: Life as Art 2004 as Herself
10 Forever Ealing movie Forever Ealing 2002 as Herself - Interviewee
11 Good-Time Girl movie Good-Time Girl 1948 as Roberta
12 Highly Dangerous movie Highly Dangerous 1950 as Wardress
13 Kitty Clive movie Kitty Clive 1956 as Mrs. Rogers
14 Martine movie Martine 1947 as Jeanne
15 Saraband for Dead Lovers movie Saraband for Dead Lovers 1948 as Knesebeck
16 The Case of Thomas Pyke movie The Case of Thomas Pyke 1949 as Fay
17 The Fools on the Hill movie The Fools on the Hill 1986 as Miss Stanley
18 The Holly and the Ivy movie The Holly and the Ivy 1955 as Jenny Gregory
19 The Lost People movie The Lost People 1949 as Rebecca
20 The Master Builder movie The Master Builder 1950 as Kaia Fosli
21 The Merchant of Venice movie The Merchant of Venice 1947 as Jessica
22 The Merchant of Venice/II movie The Merchant of Venice/II 1947 as Jessica
23 Wittgenstein movie Wittgenstein 1993 as Leopoldine Wittgenstein
24 A Moment in Time movie A Moment in Time 1979 as Catharine
25 A Poets Guide to Britain movie A Poets Guide to Britain 2009 as Herself
26 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre movie BBC Sunday-Night Theatre 1950 as Shiphra
27 British Film Forever movie British Film Forever 2007 as Herself
28 Clementina movie Clementina 1954 as Maria Vittoria
29 Elizabeth R movie Elizabeth R 1971 as Lady Cobham
30 Esther Waters movie Esther Waters 1977 as Mrs. Barfield
31 For the Children movie For the Children 1946 as Storyteller
32 General Hospital movie General Hospital 1972 as Dr. Catherine Eliot (1976-1979)
33 ITV Play of the Week movie ITV Play of the Week 1955 as Dona Clara
34 Omnibus movie Omnibus 1967 as Herself - Interviewee
35 Play the Game movie Play the Game 1947 as Herself
36 Screen Two movie Screen Two 1985 as Chorus of Nobility
37 Selling Hitler movie Selling Hitler 1991 as Lady Alexandra Darco
38 Spy Trap movie Spy Trap 1972 as Mrs. Pitman
39 The Chronicles of Ben movie The Chronicles of Ben 1948 as Dorothy
40 The First Churchills movie The First Churchills 1969 as Abigail Hill
There is the list of some articles of Jill Balcon:
  • "The Independent" (UK), 30 July 2009, Iss. 7112, pg. 32, by: Tom Vallance, "Obituary: Jill Balcon - Actress of stage, screen and radio who married the former Poet Laureate Cecil Day-Lewis"
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