Rosalie Crutchley

About Rosalie Crutchley

Who is it?: Actress, Soundtrack
Birth Day: January 04, 1920
Birth Place:  London, England, United Kingdom
Occupation: actress
Years active: 1947-1997
Spouse(s): Peter Ashmore (1946-?) (divorced) (2 children) Dan Cunningham (1939-?) (divorced)
Children: Jonathan Ashmore Catherine Ashmore

Rosalie Crutchley

Rosalie Crutchley was born on January 04, 1920 in  London, England, United Kingdom, is Actress, Soundtrack. Acclaimed actress Rosalie Crutchley originally trained at the Royal Academy of Music. She made her acting debut in repertory in 1938 at the Liverpool Playhouse. She made her Broadway debut in 1950. The Guild of Television named her best actress of the year in 1956 for Armchair Theatre: Black Limelight (1956). Her darkly Mediterranean complexion and gaunt, severe facial features caused her to be frequently cast as Spanish (eg. Queen Katherine in The Sword and the Rose (1953)), French or Italian women. Her screen persona tended to be either sinister or villainous, or downtrodden and tragic. She played the role of Madame Defarge in both the 1958 film of A Tale of Two Cities (1958) and a later BBC television version, A Tale of Two Cities (1965). She also played in two different BBC television versions of "The Franchise Affair", in the first, The Franchise Affair (1962), playing the daughter and in the second, The Franchise Affair (1988), playing the mother. She played Catherine Parr both in The Six Wives of Henry VIII (1970), for which she won an International Television Award, and in the sequel Elizabeth R (1971).
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As per our current Database, Rosalie Crutchley has been died on 28 July 1997(1997-07-28) (aged 77)\nLondon, England.

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When Rosalie Crutchley die, Rosalie Crutchley was 77 years old.

Popular As Rosalie Crutchley
Occupation Actress
Age 77 years old
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Born January 04, 1920 ( London, England, United Kingdom)
Birthday January 04
Town/City  London, England, United Kingdom
Nationality United Kingdom

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Rosalie Crutchley’s zodiac sign is Aquarius. According to astrologers, the presence of Aries always marks the beginning of something energetic and turbulent. They are continuously looking for dynamic, speed and competition, always being the first in everything - from work to social gatherings. Thanks to its ruling planet Mars and the fact it belongs to the element of Fire (just like Leo and Sagittarius), Aries is one of the most active zodiac signs. It is in their nature to take action, sometimes before they think about it well.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Rosalie Crutchley was born in the Year of the Monkey. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Monkey thrive on having fun. They’re energetic, upbeat, and good at listening but lack self-control. They like being active and stimulated and enjoy pleasing self before pleasing others. They’re heart-breakers, not good at long-term relationships, morals are weak. Compatible with Rat or Dragon.

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She was married twice. First to actor Dan Cunningham in 1939 and secondly to actor Peter Ashmore in 1946. Both marriages ended in divorce. She had two children, the Physicist Jonathan Ashmore and Catherine Ashmore, the theatrical Photographer.


Her screen debut was as a Violinist who is murdered in Take My Life (1947). She played Madame Defarge twice in adaptations of A Tale of Two Cities, in both the 1958 film, and in the 1965 television serialisation of the same story.


Crutchley also appeared in adaptations of two A.J. Cronin novels, The Spanish Gardener (1956) and Beyond This Place (1959), and played the flinty maiden aunt in the TV adaptation of Brendon Chase (1980–81). She had two guest roles in Casualty, in 1992 and 1995. She also had a short, but memorable, appearance in Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994).


She played Catherine Parr in the 1970 TV series, The Six Wives of Henry VIII, and played the same character in its sequel, Elizabeth R (1971). She had previously portrayed Henry's first wife Catherine Of Aragon in the 1953 film The Sword and the Rose.


She appeared in only one film musical, Man of La Mancha (1972), based on the successful stage production, as Don Quixote's housekeeper. In the role, her less-than-good singing voice was used for intentionally comic effect in the song "I'm Only Thinking of Him".


Other roles included Mrs Sparsit in Hard Times (ITV, 1977), and Electra (1974). She also starred in Testament of Youth, the 1979 BBC TV production, playing the role of the Principal of Somervile College, Oxford. She was in the films Quo Vadis (1951) as Acte, Nero's confidante, and The Haunting (1963) as the sinister housekeeper Mrs. Dudley.


Her last appearance was in an episode of the TV detective series, Midsomer Murders, in the episode, The Killings at Badger's Drift, playing Lucy Bellringer. This was shown in 1997, shortly before she died.

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