|Born||Patricia Claire Blume|
February 15, 1931
Finchley, North London, England
|Spouse(s)||Rod Steiger (1959–1969)|
Hillard Elkins (1969–1972)
Philip Roth (1990–1995)
Claire Bloom (born Patricia Claire Blume on February 15, 1931) is an English film and stage actress. Events 590 - Khosrau II is crowned as king of Persia 1637 - Ferdinand III becomes Holy Roman Emperor Year 1931 ( MCMXXXI) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1931 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Finchley is a place in the London Borough of Barnet, London, England. North London is the northern part of London, England. The area it covers is defined differently for a range of purposes England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland Rod Steiger ( April 14, 1925 – July 9, 2002) was an American Academy Award -winning Actor known for his Hillard (Hilly Elkins (born October 18 1929) is an American theatre and Film producer. Philip Milton Roth (born March 19, 1933, Newark New Jersey) is an American novelist Events 590 - Khosrau II is crowned as king of Persia 1637 - Ferdinand III becomes Holy Roman Emperor Year 1931 ( MCMXXXI) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1931 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland In Theatre, the stage (sometimes referred to as the deck in Stagecraft) is a designated space for the Performance of theatrical productions An actor, actress, player or thespian (see terminology) is a person who Acts in a Dramatic production and who works
Bloom was born in the North London suburb of Finchley, to Edward Blume (the son of Jewish immigrants, originally named Blumenthal, from Russia and Latvia) and Elizabeth Grew (a descendant of Jewish immigrants from Poland originally named Griewski). North London is the northern part of London, England. The area it covers is defined differently for a range of purposes Finchley is a place in the London Borough of Barnet, London, England. PLEASE TAKE NOTE************ Russia (Россия Rossiya) or the Russian Federation ( Rossiyskaya Federatsiya) is a transcontinental Country extending Latvia ( Latvija officially the Republic of Latvia (Latvijas Republika is a Country in Northern Europe in the Baltic region. PLEASE TAKE NOTE************ Poland (Polska officially the Republic of Poland She attended secondary school at the independent Badminton School in Bristol. Secondary school is a term used to describe an educational Institution where the final stage of compulsory schooling known as Secondary education, takes Badminton School is an independent, day and Boarding school for girls aged 4 to 18 years situated in Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol Bristol ( ˈbrɪstəl is a city, Unitary authority and ceremonial county in South West England, west of London
After training at the Guildhall School and the Central School of Speech and Drama, Bloom made her debut on BBC radio programmes. Guildhall School of Music and Drama is an independent music and dramatic arts school which was founded in 1880 in London, England. The Central School of Speech and Drama was founded in 1906 by Elsie Fogerty to offer a new form of training in speech and drama for young Actors and other students She made her stage debut in 1946, when she was 15, with the Oxford Repertory Theatre. Her London stage debut was in 1947 in the Christopher Fry play The Lady's Not For Burning; the following year, she received great acclaim for her portrayal of Ophelia in Hamlet, the first of many works by William Shakespeare in which Bloom would appear. Christopher Fry ( 18 December 1907 &ndash 30 June 2005) was a English Playwright. The Lady's Not for Burning is a 1948 play by Christopher Fry. Hamlet is a Tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written between 1599 and 1601 William Shakespeare ( baptised
Bloom has appeared in a number of plays and theatrical works in both London and New York. London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. New York ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States and is the nation's third most populous Those works include Look Back in Anger, Rashomon, and Bloom's favorite role, that of Blanche in the Tennessee Williams play A Streetcar Named Desire. Though Akira Kurosawa's film Rashomon is the most famous instance Akutagawa's stories have also been adapted for the stage Thomas Lanier Williams III (March 26 1911 &ndash February 25 1983 better known as Tennessee Williams, was a major American playwright who received many of the top theatrical A Streetcar Named Desire is a 1947 play written by American playwright Tennessee Williams for which he received the Pulitzer Prize Bloom has also performed in a one woman show that included monologues from several of her stage performances.
Bloom's first film role was in 1948, for the film The Blind Goddess. The Blind Goddess is a 1926 film by Victor Fleming. She was chosen by Charlie Chaplin in 1952 to appear in his film Limelight, which catapulted Bloom to stardom, and remains one of her most memorable roles. Limelight is a 1952 comedy - drama Film written directed by and starring Charlie Chaplin, co-starring Claire Bloom She was subsequently featured in a number of "costume" roles in films sych as Alexander The Great, The Brothers Karamazov, The Buccaneer, and The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm. Alexander the Great is a 1956 America Sword and sandal Epic film written directed and produced by Robert Rossen with The Brothers Karamazov (Братья Карамазовы /'bratʲjə karə'mazəvɨ/ is the final Novel by the Russian author Fyodor Dostoevsky The Buccaneer is a 1958 film made by Paramount Pictures and shot in Technicolor and VistaVision. The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm (1962 is a Cinerama film directed by Henry Levin, who had a long career directing movies such as Journey Bloom also appeared in Laurence Olivier's Richard III, Ibsen's A Doll's House, as well as the films The Spy Who Came in from the Cold and Look Back in Anger, both with Richard Burton. Laurence Kerr Olivier Baron Richard III is a 1955 British film adaptation of William Shakespeare 's historical play Richard III A Doll's House is a 1973 British Movie, directed by Patrick Garland. The Spy Who Came in from the Cold is a 1965 film adaptation of the novel of the same name by John le Carré. Look Back in Anger is a 1958 British film starring Richard Burton, Claire Bloom and Mary Ure and directed by Tony Richard Burton, CBE (10 November 1925 &ndash 5 August 1984 was a Welsh multiple award-winning Actor.
In the 1960s she began to play more contemporary roles, including an unhinged housewife in The Chapman Report, a psychiatrist in the Oscar winning film Charly, and Theodora in The Haunting. The Chapman Report is a 1962 film made by DFZ Productions and distributed by Warner Bros Charly (poster title CHAЯLY) is a 1968 Film which tells the fictional story of a mentally retarded Bakery The Haunting is a 1963 horror film directed by Robert Wise and adapted by Nelson Gidding from the novel The Haunting of Hill House She also appeared in the 1989 Woody Allen film Crimes and Misdemeanors. Woody Allen (born Allan Stewart Konigsberg; December 1 1935 is an American Film director, Writer, Actor, Comedian, and Crimes and Misdemeanors is a 1989 film written and directed by Woody Allen. Her most recent appearance in a Hollywood film was in the 1996 Sylvester Stallone film Daylight. Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone (born July 6 1946 is an American Actor, director, producer and Screenwriter. Daylight is a 1996 Disaster film, starring Sylvester Stallone, Amy Brenneman, Dan Hedaya, and Danielle Harris
Bloom has appeared in several films, series and serials for television, perhaps the most memorable of which was her portrayal of Lady Marchmain in Brideshead Revisited (1981). Brideshead Revisited The Sacred & Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder is a Novel by the English writer Evelyn Waugh, first published in 1945 Other roles included two prominent BBC Television productions for director Rudolph Cartier; co-starring with Sean Connery in Anna Karenina (1961), and playing Cathy in Wuthering Heights with Keith Michell as Heathcliff (1962). Rudolph Cartier (born Rudolph Katscher; 17 April 1904 &ndash 7 June 1994 was an Austrian Television director who worked predominantly in British Sir Thomas Sean Connery (born August 25 1930) is an Academy Award - Golden Globe - and BAFTA Award -winning Scottish Anna Karenina ( Анна Каренина) also Anglicised as Anna Karenin, is a Novel by the Russian writer Leo Tolstoy Catherine Earnshaw or Catherine Linton is the principal female character in Emily Brontë 's novel Wuthering Heights. Wuthering Heights is Emily Brontë 's only Novel. It was first published in 1847 under the Pseudonym Ellis Bell and a posthumous second Keith Michell (born 1 December 1928) is an Australian Actor. Early life He was born in Adelaide and raised in Heathcliff' is the central male character of the novel Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë.  She also appeared as First Lady Edith Wilson in Backstairs at the White House (1979); as Joy Gresham, the wife of C. S. Lewis in Shadowlands(For that performance she received the BAFTA Award as Best Actress. Edith Bolling Galt Wilson ( October 15, 1872 &ndash December 28, 1961) second wife of Woodrow Wilson, was First Lady of the Backstairs at the White House is a 1979 NBC television Miniseries based on the book My Thirty Years Backstairs at the White House Helen Joy Davidman ( April 18 1915 &ndash July 13 1960) was an American Poet and Writer Clive Staples Lewis (29 November 1898 – 22 November 1963 Shadowlands is a 1985 Television film, written by William Nicholson, directed by Norman Stone and produced by David M (1985), and as the older Sophy in the 1992 miniseries The Camomile Lawn on Britain's Channel 4. The Camomile Lawn (1984 is a novel by Mary Wesley about the lives of Richard and Helena Cuthbertson and their five nieces and nephews Calypso Walter Polly Her most recent appearance in a miniseries was in the 2006 version of The Ten Commandments. The Ten Commandments is a Miniseries that dramatizes the biblical story of Moses.
On continuing television series, she has appeared on the New York-based Law & Order: Criminal Intent. Law & Order Criminal Intent is an American Television series set in New York City. From 1991 to 1993, she portrayed villainess Orlena Grimaldi on the daytime drama As The World Turns. As the World Turns ( ATWT) is an American television Soap opera that airs each weekday on CBS. She also had major roles in several of the BBC-Shakespeare Play television presentations and has led workshops on Shakespearean performance practices.
In January 2006, she appeared on the London stage in Arthur Allan Seidelman's production of Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks by Richard Alfieri, a two-hander in which she co-starred with Billy Zane. Arthur Allan Seidelman is an award-winning American television, film, and Theatre director and an occasional writer and producer William George "Billy" Zane Jr (born February 24, 1966) is an American Actor and director.
Bloom has been married three times. Her first marriage,in 1959, to actor Rod Steiger, whom she had met when they both performed in the play Rashomon. Rod Steiger ( April 14, 1925 – July 9, 2002) was an American Academy Award -winning Actor known for his Their daughter is opera singer Anna Steiger. Anna Steiger (born February 13, 1960 in Los Angeles, US) is a British Opera singer Steiger and Bloom divorced in 1969. In that same year, Bloom married producer Hillard Elkins. Hillard (Hilly Elkins (born October 18 1929) is an American theatre and Film producer. The marriage lasted three years and the couple divorced in 1972. Bloom's third marriage in 1991 was to writer Philip Roth, her longtime companion. Philip Milton Roth (born March 19, 1933, Newark New Jersey) is an American novelist The couple divorced in 1995.
Bloom wrote two memoirs about her life and career. The first, Limelight and After: The Education of an Actress, was released in 1982 and was an in-depth look at her career and the film and stage roles she had portrayed. Her second book, Leaving a Doll's House: A Memoir, was published in 1996, and went into greater details about her personal life; she discussed not only her marriages but her romantic relationships with Richard Burton and Laurence Olivier. Richard Burton, CBE (10 November 1925 &ndash 5 August 1984 was a Welsh multiple award-winning Actor. Laurence Kerr Olivier Baron The book created a stir when Bloom detailed the highly complicated relationship between her and Philip Roth during their marriage. Philip Milton Roth (born March 19, 1933, Newark New Jersey) is an American novelist The details Bloom shared were unflattering to Roth, and created a controversy regarding the true nature of their relationship. The character of Eve Frame in Roth's 1998 novel I Married a Communist is clearly intended as a retort. This article is about the 1998 novel For the 1949 film see I Married a Communist (film.