Outlander loved the books, and now loving the tv show. Region 1 us and canada this dvd will probably not be viewable in other countries. Joan greenwood, james anderson, gabrielle blunt, jean cadell, jameson clark directors. Career she was a stage actress who made her film debut iu the early years of the war, and was at her peak in the period 194855. Oscars best picture winners best picture winners golden globes emmys san diego comiccon new york comiccon sundance film festival toronto intl film festival awards central festival central all events. Joan greenwood, of the plummy feline voice, was born in the welltodo london section of chelsea, the daughter of renowned portrait painter sydney earnshaw greenwood 18871949. I went to bard college, which is in a beautiful, rural part of new york state. Basil radford, joan greenwood, catherine lacey, bruce seton, wylie watson, gabrielle blunt, gordon jackson, jean cadell, james robertson. The tiny scots island of todday suffers from a wartime whisky shortage. Background joan greenwood was born on 4 march 1921 in london, city of london, united kingdom.
Sep 30, 2016 the remake of the beloved film whiskey galore and. Originally released in great britain as whisky galore. Its the classiest double act since joan greenwood and dennis price. She studied acting at the royal academy of dramatic arts and made her first appearance on stage at londons apollo theater in november 1938, as louisa in. Her other film appearances included the man in the white suit 1951, the importance of being earnest 1952, stage struck 1958, tom jones. Trained at the royal academy of dramatic art, she made her stage debut at age 18. Joan greenwood made her film debut in the early years of the second world war, and was at her peak in this medium from 1948 to 1955. The setting is todday, a fictional island in the scottish outer hebrides, during the war. She attracted a discriminating following with her witty and intelligent performances in such films as a girl in a million 1945 and whisky galore. Greenwood was born on the 4th march 1921 in london, england, and died on the 28th february 1987. During world war ii, a ship full of whisky is wrecked on a small hebridean island where the.
Taken me until now to notice this, but joan greenwood s peggy in whisky galore may be the sexiest character in the history of alan maxwell as is maggie smith. Silky, sultryvoiced comic actress joan greenwood was the daughter of renowned british artist sydney earnshaw greenwood. Her husky voice, coupled with her slow, precise elocution, was her trademark. The storybased on a true eventconcerns a shipwreck off a fictional scottish island. Greenwood worked mainly on the stage, where she had a long career, appearing with donald wolfits theatre company in the years following the second world war greenwood made regular several memorable screen appearances just after the war, in ealing comedies, in whisky galore as the seductive sibella in the black comedy kind hearts and coronets 1949 by far her best. Dancing from the age of eight, she took ballet lessons and later enrolled at the royal academy of dramatic art rada. She is perhaps best remembered for her role as sibella in kind hearts and coronets 1949. It wasnt part of a class, it was just a saturdaynight feature shown in the film department. Golden globe nominee for best supporting actress in tom jones. Film movement, a selfdescribed film service that traffics in esoteric theatrical and home video product has released two notable examples of postwar british comedy with whisky galore. The film was shot on the outer hebrides island of barra. Director alexander mackendricks brilliant and deservedly fondly remembered 1949 ealing studios comedy about the alcoholdeprived folks on a scottish outer hebrides island called todday in world war two faced with the temptation of a ships wrecked cargo of fine export whisky lying sunk in. It was the directorial debut of alexander mackendrick. Scottish islanders try to plunder 50,000 cases of whisky from a stranded ship.
Whisky galore is a novel written by compton mackenzie, published in 1947. Luck of luck, a ship full of the precious liquid is wrecked on a. Basil radford, catherine lacey, bruce seton, joan greenwood, gordon jackson. Joan greenwood was the daughter of an artist, earnshaw greenwood.
Luck of luck, a ship full of the precious liquid is wrecked on a reef. Directors alexander mackendrick cast includes basil radford, catherine lacey, bruce seton, joan greenwood, wylie watson, gabrielle blunt, gordon jackson, jean cadell, james robertson justice, morland graham, john gregson, james woodburn, james anderson, jameson clark, duncan macrae. Get premium, high resolution news photos at getty images. Scottish islanders try to plunder 50000 cases of whisky from a stranded ship.
The classic 1949 ealing comedy directed by alexander mackendrick starring basil radford and joan greenwood. Actress joan greenwood found dead associated press. The book includes a glossary of both the meaning and approximate. Filmed at barra in the outer hebrides, whisky galore. Still from film movement trailer for whiskey galore. Whisky galore bottles for sale the drinks business. From forever ealing by george perry, pavillion books, their. The sly seduction of island life is symbolized by joan greenwoods character, who lures. The robust invalid roles that followed included wendy in. Actors joan greenwood and basil radford appear on a poster for the movie whisky galore.692 272 490 1527 1391 1309 252 1461 368 414 334 470 233 621 1443 474 1058 1531 1248 147 1148 931 680 711 225 1357 463