Rosemary (I) Harris filmography and biography
Date of birth: 19 September 1927, Ashby, Suffolk, England, UK
Rosemary (I) Harris trivia
- (2000) Nominated for Tony Award (Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play) for 'Waiting in the Wings'. The award was won by her daughter Jennifer Ehle.
- Her real-life daughter, Jennifer Ehle, played the younger version of her character Valerie in the film Sunshine. She also played the part of young Calypso in The Camomile Lawn, with her mother taking the role of the older Calypso.
- Lives in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
- Graduated from RADA.
- An Associate Member of RADA.
- Won Broadway's 1966 Tony Award as Best Actress (Dramatic) for originating the part of Eleanor of Aquitaine in "The Lion in Winter." Subsequently, she has been nominated for seven other Tony Awards: as Best Actress (Dramatic) in 1972 for Harold Pinter's "Old Times" and as Best Actress (Play) in 1976 for a revival of "The Royal Family of Broadway, in 1984 for George Bernard Shaw's "Heartbreak House," in 1985 for "Pack of Lies," in 1986 for a revival of Noel Coward's "Hay Fever," in 1996 for a revival of Edward Albee's "A Delicate Balance" and in 2000 for "Waiting in the Wings." Her Tony nominations three years in a row (1984-1986) are an accomplishment no other actor or actress can claim.
- Has been nominated for 2 Drama Desk Awards: 1984 Outstanding Actress (Play) for Heartbreak House; and 1996 Outstanding Actress (Play) for A Delicate Balance.
- Has won 4 Drama Desk Awards: 1972 Outstanding Performance for Old Times; 1973 Outstanding Performance for A Streetcar Named Desire and The Merchant of Venice; 1976 Outstanding Actress (Play) for The Royal Family; and 1985 Outstanding Actress (Play) for Pack of Lies.