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Rita Tushingham
Rita Tushingham
(born 14 March 1942) is an English actress. She is known for her starring roles in films including A Taste of Honey (1961), The Leather Boys
The Leather Boys
(1964), The Knack …and How to Get It (1965), Doctor Zhivago (1965), and Smashing Time
Smashing Time
(1967). For A Taste of Honey, she won the Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actress, and Most Promising Newcomer at both the BAFTA Awards and Golden Globe Awards. Her other film appearances include An Awfully Big Adventure (1995), Under the Skin (1997), and Being Julia
Being Julia
(2004).

Contents

1 Early life 2 Career 3 Homages 4 Personal life 5 Filmography

5.1 Film 5.2 Television

6 Awards and honours 7 References 8 External links

Early life[edit] Tushingham was born in Liverpool, Lancashire
Lancashire
where her father was a grocer who ran three shops[1] and she grew up in the Hunt's Cross area. She attended the Heatherlea school in Allerton, the La Sagesse convent school in Grassendale
Grassendale
(became part of St Julie's Catholic High School) and then studied shorthand and typing at secretarial school. She wanted to be an actress from an early age and trained at the Shelagh Elliott-Clarke school before working backstage as an assistant stage manager at the Liverpool
Liverpool
Playhouse.[2]

Career[edit] Her screen debut was in A Taste of Honey
A Taste of Honey
(1961). Other performances included Girl with Green Eyes
Girl with Green Eyes
(1964), The Leather Boys
The Leather Boys
(1964),The Knack …and How to Get It (1965), Doctor Zhivago (1965), The Trap (1966), Smashing Time
Smashing Time
(1967), The Bed Sitting Room (1969), and The 'Human' Factor starring George Kennedy
George Kennedy
and John Mills
John Mills
(1975). She also co-starred as Margaret Sheen in the TV film Green Eyes (1977). In the 1960s Tushingham performed several plays for the English Stage Company at the Royal Court Theatre: The Changeling (1961), The Kitchen (1961), A Midsummer Night's Dream
A Midsummer Night's Dream
(1962), Twelfth Night
Twelfth Night
(production without décor, 1962) and The Knack (1962). Tushingham has won a Golden Globe
Golden Globe
and a BAFTA Award, and was a member of the jury at the 22nd Berlin International Film Festival
22nd Berlin International Film Festival
in 1972[3] and at the 40th Berlin International Film Festival
40th Berlin International Film Festival
in 1990.[4] Later roles include the film Being Julia
Being Julia
(2004), starring Annette Bening, and on television in "The Sittaford Mystery" (2006), an episode of Marple. She appeared in Season 2 of the BBC 3 zombie drama In The Flesh as Mrs Lamb, broadcast in May 2014.

Homages[edit] Clips from her performance in The Leather Boys
The Leather Boys
appeared in the Smiths' music video for the single "Girlfriend in a Coma," in 1987. She is also mentioned in the Franz Ferdinand song "L. Wells", the Cleaners From Venus song "Illya Kuryakin Looked at Me" and the Television Personalities song "Favourite Films". In 1999, she was featured on This Is Your Life.

Personal life[edit] Tushingham married photographer Terry Bicknell in 1962. They had two daughters, Dodonna and Aisha Bicknell. In 1981, she married Iraqi cinematographer Ousama Rawi, spending eight years in Canada
Canada
with him. She now divides her time between Germany and London, with her partner since the mid-1990s, writer Hans-Heinrich Ziemann. In April 2005, at the age of 33, her daughter Aisha Bicknell was diagnosed with breast cancer. She recovered and later gave birth to a son. Tushingham subsequently became an activist for breast cancer health and support.[5] Tushingham and Bicknell are prominent supporters of Cancer Research UK's Relay for Life
Relay for Life
and have given a number of interviews to raise breast cancer awareness.[6] In July 2009, Tushingham received an Honorary Fellowship from Liverpool
Liverpool
John Moores University for "outstanding and sustained contributions to the Performing Arts".[7]

Filmography[edit] London (2006) Film[edit]

Year

Title

Role

Notes

1961

A Taste of Honey

Josephine "Jo"

1963

A Place to Go

Catherine Donovan

1964

The Leather Boys

Dot

1964

Girl with Green Eyes

Kate Brady

1965

The Knack ...and How to Get It

Nancy Jones

1965

Doctor Zhivago

Tanya Komarova / "The Girl"

1966

The Trap

Eve

1967

Smashing Time

Brenda

1968

Diamonds for Breakfast

Bridget Rafferty

1969

The Guru

Jenny

1969

The Bed Sitting Room

Penelope

1972

Straight on Till Morning

Brenda Thompson

1974

Fischia il sesso

Carol Houston

1974

Situation

Rita

1975

Rachel's Man

Leah

1975

The "Human" Factor

Janice

1977

Pane, burro e marmellata

Vera De Virdis

AKA, Bread, Butter and Marmalade

1977

Black Journal

Maria

1978

Mysteries

Martha Gude

1982

Spaghetti House

Kathy Ceccacci

1986

A Judgment in Stone

Eunice Parchman

1986

Flying

Jean Stoller

1989

The Legendary Life of Ernest Hemingway

Alice B. Toklas

1989

Hard Days, Hard Nights

Rita

1990

Sunday Pursuit

Alice Fletcher

Short film

1992

Papierowe malzenstwo

Lou

1992

A csalás gyönyöre

Dóra - ügyvédnõ

1994

Gospel According to Harry

Myrna

1995

An Awfully Big Adventure

Aunt Lily

1996

The Boy from Mercury

May Cronin

1997

Under the Skin

Mum

1999

Swing

Mags Luxford

2000

Out of Depth

Margaret Nixon

2000

Home Ground

Nellie

Short film

2004

Being Julia

Aunt Carrie

2007

Puffball

Molly

2007

The Hideout

Paula Hardyn

2008

Broken Lines

Rae

2008

Telstar: The Joe Meek Story

Essex Medium

2008

Sight Test

Rita

Short film

2009

The Calling

Sister Gertrude

2011

Seamonsters

Rose

2012

Outside Bet

Martha

2013

The Wee Man

Rita Thompson

2017

My Name Is Lenny

TBA

Last Night in Soho

Filming

Television[edit]

Year

Title

Role

Notes

1964

The Human Jungle

Joy South

"The Man Who Fell Apart"

1973

Armchair Theatre

Grace

"Red Riding Hood"

1974

No Strings

Leonora

TV series

1977

Green Eyes

Margaret Sheen

TV film

1980

Ladykillers

Charlotte Bryant

"Don't Let Them Kill Me on Wednesday"

1982

Bekenntnisse des Hochstaplers Felix Krull

Mrs. Twentyman

TV miniseries

1984

Seeing Things

Dr. Jessica Edwards

"Seeing R.E.D."

1985

ABC Weekend Special

Mrs. Prysselius

"Pippi Longstocking"

1988

Bread

Celia Higgins

Recurring role

1998

Spending Nights with Joan

Bette Davis

TV film

2002

Helen West

Margaret Mellors

"Shadow Play"

2002

The Stretford Wives

Marilyn Massey

TV film

2003

Life Beyond the Box: Margo

Celia Fishwick

TV film

2005

New Tricks

Elise

"Creative Problem Solving"

2006

Agatha Christie's Marple

Miss Elizabeth Percehouse

"The Sittaford Mystery"

2006

Angel Cake

Millie

TV film

2011

Bedlam

Grace

"Inmates"

2014

In the Flesh

Mrs. Lamb

"2.4", "2.5", "2.6"

2016

Neil Gaiman's Likely Stories[8]

Effie Corvier

"Feeders and Eaters"

2018

Vera[9]

Audrey Latham

"Home"

Awards and honours[edit]

Year

Award

Film

Result

1962

BAFTA Award
BAFTA Award
for Most Promising Newcomer

A Taste of Honey

Won

1962

Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actress

Won

1963

Golden Globe
Golden Globe
Award for Most Promising Newcomer

Won

1965

BAFTA Award
BAFTA Award
for Best British Actress

Girl with Green Eyes

Nominated

1966

Golden Globe
Golden Globe
Award for Best Actress (musical or comedy)

The Knack ...and How to Get It

Nominated

1966

BAFTA Award
BAFTA Award
for Best British Actress

Nominated

Tushingham was made Honorary Associate of London Film School.

References[edit]

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^ "Berlinale 1972: Juries". berlinale.de. Retrieved 15 March 2010.

^ "Berlinale: 1990 Juries". berlinale.de. Retrieved 14 March 2011.

^ Lambert, Victoria (21 August 2006). "The knack of coping with cancer". The Daily Telegraph. London. Retrieved 22 May 2010.

^ "Cancer Research UK: Celebrities supporting Cancer Research UK".

^ " Rita Tushingham
Rita Tushingham
- Oration presented by Professor Frank Sanderson". Liverpool
Liverpool
John Moores University. 2009. Retrieved 16 September 2018. And we are delighted to honour her today for her outstanding and sustained contributions to the performing arts.

^ David Barnett (12 February 2016). "Neil Gaiman's Likely Stories brings tales of 'psychological cannibalism' to TV". The Guardian. Retrieved 27 November 2016.

^ "Vera - S8 - Episode 3: Home". Radio Times.

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