Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Joyce Carey

Born: 30 March 1898, Kensington, London, England
Died: 28 February 1993, Westminster, London, England

Joyce Carey was a respected actress of stage and screen who worked on both sides of the Atlantic. She was also an accomplished playwright. Joyce's parents, Gerald Lawrence and Dame Lilian Braithwaite, were both respected actors of the stage who made occasional film appearances. Although Joyce's success came independently, her long friendship with playwright and actor Noel Coward brought her roles in his plays and films. She accompanied Coward to Buckingham Palace to receive his knighthood in 1970 and was herself awarded an OBE in 1982.

London Belongs to Me (1948) as Mrs. Vizzard





















Other Works

Stage

1916 Henry V as Princess Katherine. An all female production.

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1919 Romeo and Juliet as Juliet. Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-Upon-Avon, England.
Other cast members include: Basil Rathbone.

1925 Easy Virtue as Sarah Hurst. London. Written by Noel Coward.

1925 Easy Virtue as Sarah Hurst. 7 Dec 1925 - circa. Apr 1926. (147 performances) Empire Theatre, New York.
Other cast members include: Constance Best, Peter Carpenter, Joan Clement Scott, Jane Cowl, Marion Evenson, Grace Hampton, Robert Harris, C. Bailey Hick, Halliwell Hobbes, Lionel Hogarth, Vernon Kelso, Mabel Terry Lewis, Nancie B. Marsland, Peter McFarlane, Gypsy O'Brien, William Podmore, Marda Vanne, Wallace Wood. Written by Noel Coward.

1927 The Road to Rome New York

1934 The Rivals as Julia Melville. 18th Jan - 17th Feb (37 performances) Ambassadors Theatre, London.
Other cast members include: Henry Hewitt, James Prior, Baliol Holloway, Jack Livesey, John Laurie, Frank Cellier, Henry Hepworth, Paul Farrell, Randle Ayrton, Lionel Dixon, Paul Kolesar, Bruce Lister, Diana Churchill, Lesley Wareing, Lady Tree, Helen Horsey, Peggy Livesey, Ann Thelwell, Eileen Paley. Written by Richard Brinsley Sheridan.

1934 Sweet Aloes as Lady Farrington. 24th Sep - ?, Opera House, Manchester, 31st Oct - 16th Mar 1935 and 3rd May 1935 - 8th Feb 1936, Wyndham's, London.
Other cast members include: Frank Allenby, Alan Napier, Hartley Power, Ernest Trimmingham, Jack Allen, Margaret Withers, Josephine Dent, Frances Waring, Diana Wynyard, Vivienne Bennett, Evelyn Evers, Katherine Wilson, Maureen O'Moor, Mercia Swinburne. Written by Jay Mallory (a pseudonym for Joyce Carey). 475 performances (Not all Joyce Carey because she was replaced by Mercia Swinburne)

1936 Sweet Aloes as Lady Farrington. 4th Mar 1936 - ? (24 performances) New York. Written by Jay Mallory (a pseudonym for Joyce Carey)

1936 Tonight at 8:30 Phoenix Theatre, London and New York.
Other cast members include: Noel Coward, Gertrude Lawrence.Written by Noel Coward.

1940 Fumed Oak as Doris. 5th Jul 1940 The Globe Theatre, London. (1 matinee performance)
Other cast members include: John Gielgud, Moya Nugent, Ivy St. Helier. Written by Noel Coward.

1940 Hands Across the Sea as Mrs. Wadhurst. 5th Jul 1940 The Globe Theatre, London. (1 matinee performance)
Other cast members include: John Gielgud, Hal Burton, Felix Irwin, George Howe, George Unwin, Beatrice Lillie, Ivy St. Helier, Moya Nugent. Written by Noel Coward.

1942 This Happy Breed as Sylvia. London and UK.
Other cast members include: Noel Coward, Gwen Floyd, Judy Campbell, Gerald Case, Billy Thatcher, Jennifer Gray, Molly Johnson, Dennis Price, Beryl Measor, John Mills. Written by Noel Coward.

1942 Present Laughter as Liz Essendine. London and UK.
Other cast members include: Jennifer Gray, Noel Coward, Molly Johnson, Billy Thatcher, Beryl Measor, James Donald, Gerald Case, Dennis Price, Judy Campbell, Gwen Floyd. Written by Noel Coward.

1942 Blithe Spirit as Ruth Condomine. ?? Sep - ?, London and UK.
Other cast members include: Noel Coward, Judy Campbell, Molly Johnson, Dennis Price (who deputised for Coward when he took ill). Written by Noel Coward.

1952 Quadrille
Other cast members include: Alfred Lunt, Lynne Fontanne, Griffith Jones, Marian Spencer, Sylvia Coleridge. Written by Noel Coward.

1956 Nude with Violin 24th Sep - ?, Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Globe Theatre, London and Belasco Theatre, New York (November 1957).
Other cast members include: John Gielgud (London), Gillian Webb, John Sterland, Ann Castle, Basil Henson, Patricia Rayne, David Horne, Patience Collier, Kathleen Harrison, Douglas Robinson, Thomas Baptiste, Nicky Edmett and Noel Coward (New York only). Written by Noel Coward.

1984 Pygmalion Shaftesbury Theatre, London.
Other cast members include: Peter O'Toole, Jackie Smith-Wood. Written by George Bernard Shaw.


Radio

1973 Desert Island Discs 8th Sep. BBC Radio 4. The presenter was Roy Plomley.

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