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      Pamela Brown

      Pamela Brown

      Highest Rated: 100% On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (1970)

      Lowest Rated: 17% Lady Caroline Lamb (1972)

      Birthday: Jul 8, 1917

      Birthplace: London, England, UK

      With her cat-like eyes and authoritative beauty, Pamela Brown specialized in playing powerful women, although almost exclusively in supportive roles. Her reputation was originally made on the British stage, where she debuted in the lead, opposite Peter Glenville in the 1936 Stratford-upon-Avon production of "Romeo and Juliet." Her most acclaimed film work was with the directing/producing team of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. In the 1945 classic "'I Know Where I'm Going!'," she played Catriona, an earthy, independent woman who guides heroine Joan away from the comfortable marriage Joan is planning. She plays Nicklaus, the muse of Hoffmann in Powell & Pressburger's 1951 adaptation of the opera "The Tales of Hoffmann," memorably suggesting the character's supernatural power. Powell lived as a couple with Brown in her final years (as a devout Catholic, she never remarried after her divorce from actor Peter Copley), and Powell himself commented on her unusual power, "She was a witch: women adored her; men feared her, and for the same reason -- she fascinated them." By the mid 1950s, she began to appear in Hollywood prestige films, including the role of the prostitute Christine who inspires Vincent Van Gogh in the painter's biopic, "Lust for Life." She played high priestesses and queens in 1963's "Cleopatra," 1964's "Becket," and 1966's "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum." Rarely in good health (she suffered severe arthritis since her teens), Brown died of pancreatic cancer in 1975, at the age of 58.

      Highest rated movies

      100% On a Clear Day You Can See Forever
      100% I Know Where I'm Going!
      100% One of Our Aircraft Is Missing
      84% The Tales of Hoffmann
      81% Richard III
      80% Lust for Life
      76% Becket
      64% Wuthering Heights

      Photos

      THE NIGHT DIGGER, (aka THE ROAD BUILDER), standing from left: Nicholas Clay, Patricia Neal; on ground: Pamela Brown, 1971 THE TALES OF HOFFMANN, Pamela Brown, Frederick Ashton, Robert Rounseville, (back), Moira Shearer, Leonide Massine, 1951 I KNOW WHERE I'M GOING, Roger Livesey, Pamela Brown, Wendy Hiller, 1945 ONE OF OUR AIRCRAFT IS MISSING, second, third and fourth from left: Hugh Burden, Pamela Brown, Hugh Williams, 1942 I KNOW WHERE I'M GOING, Roger Livesey, Pamela Brown, Wendy Hiller, 1945 I KNOW WHERE I'M GOING!, Roger Livesey, Pamela Brown, Wendy Hiller, 1945 LUST FOR LIFE, Kirk Douglas, Pamela Brown, 1956 ONE OF OUR AIRCRAFT IS MISSING, second, third and fifth from left: Hugh Burden, Hugh Williams, Pamela Brown, 1942 SECRET CEREMONY, Peggy Ashcroft (left), Pamela Brown (rear), Mia Farrow, 1968 LUST FOR LIFE, Pamela Brown, Kirk Douglas, 1956 ONE OF OUR AIRCRAFT IS MISSING, front from left: Bernard Miles, Pamela Brown, 1942 ONE OF OUR AIRCRAFT IS MISSING, second row from left: Peter Ustinov, Godrey Tearle; third row second from left: Eric Portman; fourth row first from left: Pamela Brown, 1942 BECKET, Pamela Brown, Peter O'Toole, Martita Hunt, 1964 I KNOW WHERE I'M GOING, Wendy Hiller, Pamela Brown, 1945 I KNOW WHERE I'M GOING, Pamela Brown, Wendy Hiller, 1945 I KNOW WHERE I'M GOING, Margot Fitzsimons, Pamela Brown, Wendy Hiller, 1945 THE NIGHT DIGGER, (aka THE ROAD BUILDER), from left: Pamela Brown, Nicholas Clay, Patricia Neal, 1971 THE NIGHT DIGGER, (aka THE ROAD BUILDER), from left: Patricia Neal, Pamela Brown, 1971

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet 100% Cleopatra 50th Anniversary Unknown (Character) - 2013
      No Score Yet 83% In This House of Brede Dame Agnes (Character) - 1975
      60% 42% Dracula Mrs. Westenra (Character) - 1974
      17% 13% Lady Caroline Lamb Lady Bessborough (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet 43% The Road Builder Mrs. Edith Prince (Character) - 1971
      No Score Yet 47% Figures in a Landscape Widow (Character) - 1970
      100% 75% On a Clear Day You Can See Forever Mrs. Fitzherbert (Character) - 1970
      64% 62% Wuthering Heights Mrs. Linton (Character) - 1970
      29% 76% Half a Sixpence Mrs Walsingham (Character) - 1968
      64% 54% Secret Ceremony Hilda (Character) - 1968
      76% 87% Becket Queen Eleanor (Character) - 1964
      56% 67% Cleopatra High Priestess (Character) - 1963
      No Score Yet 49% The Scapegoat Blanche (Character) - 1959
      80% 81% Lust for Life Christine (Character) - 1956
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Now and Forever Mrs. Grant (Character) - 1956
      81% 78% Richard III Jane Shore (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet 46% Personal Affair Evelyn (Character) - 1953
      84% 70% The Tales of Hoffmann Nicklaus (Character) $90.4K 1951
      No Score Yet 58% Alice in Wonderland The Queen of Hearts (Character) - 1949
      100% 82% I Know Where I'm Going! Catriona (Character) - 1945
      100% 66% One of Our Aircraft Is Missing Els Meertens (Character) - 1942