Category:Actresses from Kingston upon Hull
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The following 14 pages are in this category, out of 14 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 14 pages are in this category, out of 14 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Frances Eleanor Jarman – Frances Eleanor Jarman was a British actress who appeared in Ireland, Scotland, England, America and Canada. She travelled with Charles Dickens while her daughter was his mistress, another of her daughters married the novelist Thomas Adolphus Trollope. Jarman was born in Hull in 1803 and her mother was a successful actress and after her marriage she continued to appear and from 1812 she appeared with her daughter. Jarman was almost immediately part of the cast and she appeared in one role before she was christened and she continued to be employed in juvenile roles. Whilst she was appearing in Edinburgh she met an Irish actor named Thomas Lawless Ternan and they set off immediately on a long working honeymoon and in 1835 she was on a three-year tour of cities in Canada and the United States. There she gave birth to a daughter Frances Eleanor Ternan on board a steamer in Delaware Bay. According to Tom Ternan the tour was a success making £500 in two nights in Boston. The Tarnans returned to Britain where she found work in cities before appearing at Drury Lane in 1837 to 1838. The Tarnans daughters appeared as Infant Phenomena on the stage, Thomas Ternan became the manager of the Theatre Royal in Newcastle upon Tyne where his wife became the lead actress and all of his daughters acted on the stage. Thomas Ternan had a breakdown in 1844 and he lived for two years in an asylum in Bethnal Green before he died in 1846. In 1865 Charles Dickens was abroad whilst writing Our Mutual Friend with his mistress Ellen Ternan, Ellen was accompanied by her mother. Dickens was travelling with Ellen Ternan but this was not public knowledge although he seemed to no effort to disguise his relationship with her on the ferry home. Dickens had booked three first-class tickets and they boarded the train for London, during the journey there was the Staplehurst rail crash when the train was derailed and some carriages ended up in the river and ten people were killed. Their carriage came close to falling but remained in an unstable condition, Dickens was involved with rescuing several passengers including the Ternans. Dickens made substantial efforts not to give evidence at the enquiry as he wanted to keep his travelling companions identity secret. Dickens talks of this incident at the end of Our Mutual Friend, Jarman died in Oxford in February,1873. Her daughter Maria was a journalist, her daughter Frances was a novelist and Ellen is mentioned above
2. Viola Lyel – Viola Lyel was an English actress. In a long career she appeared in the West End and on Broadway, for leading directors of the day, including Sir Barry Jackson. Her roles ranged from Shakespeare and Restoration comedy to melodrama and drawing room comedies, viola Mary Watson was born in Hull, Yorkshire, the daughter of Frederick Watson and his wife Elizabeth. She was educated at Hull High School and Kilburn High School and she studied for the stage at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and was a student at the Old Vic where she made her first appearance in 1918, playing small parts and understudying. In 1919 Lyel appeared in William Poels company in The Return from Parnassus in London and she toured in Ben Greets company, and in 1922 went to the Liverpool Repertory Company after which she was a member of Sir Barry Jacksons Birmingham Repertory Company from 1925. In 1926 she appeared in Yellow Sands at the Haymarket Theatre, London in a company that was led by Cedric Hardwicke, two years later she was a member of Nigel Playfairs company at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith. In 1929 she went to America for the first time, and made her first appearance in New York and she joined the Old Vic company in 1938, playing Valeria in Coriolanus. Beginning in March 1948 she played the gawky schoolmistress Miss Gosssage in The Happiest Days of Your Life, in the 1950s, she rejoined the Old Vic, where her parts included the Widow of Florence in Alls Well That Ends Well and the Queen in King John. Returning to comedy in February 1954 she played Miss Ashford in a revival of The Private Secretary and she returned to the role of Mrs Hardcastle in She Stoops to Conquer, at the Bristol Old Vic in 1960 and played the part in Lebanon with the same company. Also at Bristol she played the Abbess in The Comedy of Errors, and her last stage role was Aunt March in an adaptation of Little Women in 1968. Lyel married John Anthony Edwards in 1932 and she died in 1972 in Hampstead, London at the age of 76. London, UK, Sir Isaac Pitman and Sons, viola Lyel at the Internet Movie Database
3. Dorothy Mackaill – Dorothy Mackaill was a British-American actress, most notably of the silent-film era and into the early 1930s. Born in Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire, Mackaill lived with her father after her parents separated when she was eleven, as a teenager, Mackaill ran away to London to pursue a stage career as an actress. By 1920, Mackaill had begun making the transition from Follies Girl to film actress and that same year she appeared in her first film, the Wilfred Noy-directed mystery, The Face at the Window. Mackaill also appeared in comedies of 1920 opposite actor Johnny Hines. In 1921 she appeared opposite Anna May Wong, Noah Beery, in the following years, Mackaill would appear opposite such popular actors as Richard Barthelmess, Rod La Rocque, Colleen Moore, John Barrymore, George OBrien, Bebe Daniels, Milton Sills and Anna Q. In 1924, Mackaill rose to leading lady status in the drama The Man Who Came Back and her role of the nightclub chanteuse Marcelle catapulted Mackaill into a genuine Hollywood star and her career continued to flourish throughout the remainder of the 1920s. In early 1924 she starred in the film, The Mine with the Iron Door, shot on location outside of Tucson. Other notable recipients of the award that year were Clara Bow, Julanne Johnston, Mackaill made a smooth transition to sound with the part-talkie The Barker and had success in talkies for the next couple of years. First National Pictures was acquired by Warner Brothers in September 1928 and her most memorable role of this era was the 1932 Columbia Pictures release Love Affair with a young Humphrey Bogart as her leading man. She made several films for MGM, Paramount and Columbia before retiring in 1937 to care for her aging mother, in 1955, Mackaill moved to Honolulu, Hawaii, where she remained for the rest of her life. She had fallen in love with the islands while filming His Captive Woman in 1929, Mackaill lived at the luxurious Royal Hawaiian Hotel on the beach at Waikiki as a sort of celebrity-in-residence and enjoyed swimming in the ocean nearly every day. She occasionally came out of retirement to appear in roles for television and her first marriage was to German film director Lothar Mendes, whom she married on November 17,1926. On November 4,1931, she married radio singer Neil Albert Miller and her third and final marriage was to horticulturist Harold Patterson in June 1947. Mackaill filed for divorce in December 1948 and she had no children from any of the marriages. Mackaill died of kidney failure in Honolulu on August 12,1990 and she was cremated and her ashes were scattered at sea off of Waikiki beach. Dorothy Mackaill at the Internet Movie Database Dorothy Mackaill at the Internet Broadway Database Photographs of Dorothy Mackaill
4. Poppy Morgan – Poppy Morgan is the stage name of an award-winning English pornographic actress, model and director. Morgan worked as a chef at Londons Blakes restaurant. While on a break she was approached by a photographer asking if she was interested in modelling. The Wedding documents her actual marriage to Darren Morgan, in 2009 Morgan moved into directing alongside Taryn Thomas. In December 2013 Morgan received extensive coverage in the British press for her role in Hulls successful bid to be the 2017 UK City of Culture
5. Marjorie Rhodes – Marjorie Rhodes was a British actress. She was born Millicent Wise in Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, one of her best-known roles was as Lucy Fitton, the mother in Bill Naughtons play All in Good Time. She played the role on Broadway, for which she was nominated for a Tony Award in 1965 and she reprised the role in the 1966 film version, The Family Way. She was featured singing a track The World Is for the Young with Stanley Holloway in the Hermans Hermits 1968 film Mrs. Brown, Youve Got A Lovely Daughter. Her television appearances included The Army Game, Dixon of Dock Green, Marjorie Rhodes at the Internet Movie Database Marjorie Rhodes at the Internet Broadway Database
6. Debra Stephenson – Between 2009 and 2011, she co-starred with Jon Culshaw in The Impressions Show, a comedy sketch show with impression of top celebrities. Stephenson has voiced a number of characters for sketch shows such as Dead Ringers and she appeared as Harriet in holby city on in February 2017 Stephensons grandfather taught history at Longcroft high school Beverley East Riding of Yorkshire throughout the 1980s and 1990s. At the age of 14, Stephenson appeared on BBC TVs Opportunity Knocks, winning her way through to the All-Winners Final, broadcast live from the London Palladium. She appeared on Blue Peter doing an impression of Esther Rantzen, Stephenson was then on TV screens in 1998 in Kay Mellors comedy drama about womens football, Playing the Field. In 1999, Stephenson had a prominent role playing Shell Dockley in the ITV prison drama Bad Girls. Her performance as the psychotic Dockley earned her nominations for Best Actress at the National Television Awards in 1999 and 2000. As well as doing stand-up comedy at venues including Londons Comedy Store, Stephenson has played roles as a comic actress on radio. These include Hosanna in the BBC Radio 4 comedy At Home with the Snails and she featured in the 1998 Chucklevision episode Stop that Stamp as the Grand Duchess Olga. Stephenson was also part of The Friday Night Project, interviewing the public, from June 2004 to December 2006, Stephenson starred in British soap opera Coronation Street playing Frankie Baldwin, the wife of Bradley Walshs character, Danny. She received nominations for Best Newcomer at various TV and soap awards shows, on 14 May 2006, producers announced that Stephenson would be leaving the soap at the end of that year. Her final scenes aired on 31 December 2006, in 2005, Stephenson took part in Comic Relief Does Fame Academy, a singing competition involving celebrities, to raise money for charity, and finished fifth. Among her performances was a rendition of Cry Me a River which was called blemishless and her participation on the show led to a recording contract and she released her debut album, In The Sunshine including cover versions of the songs she sang on the show. Stephenson was a reporter for GMTV throughout 2007 as part of The Richard Arnold Show, Stephenson played the part of Aladdin in the pantomime Aladdin at the Regent Theatre in Ipswich. The pantomime was shown on 13 December 2008 and performed again in January 2009, because of this role, Stephenson appeared on the Celebrity Ding Dong Christmas special in which the theme was pantomimes and goodies vs baddies. The Impressions Show with Culshaw and Stephenson, led by Stephenson and Jon Culshaw, co-starring as lead regulars are Thomas Nelstrop and newcomer impressionist Jess Robinson. Eight episodes were commissioned by the BBC, the first aired on Saturday 31 October 2009, the show was recommissioned for a second series in 2010 and then again for a third series of six episodes which started on 26 October 2011. As of October 2011, only the first series has currently released on to DVD. In March 2010, Stephenson took part in Lets Dance for Sport Relief, the judges chose to put her through to the final as she had received some of the highest viewer votes