Honor Blackman’s Biography

This is Mrs. Honor Blackman’s outsanding acting career. She will star as the main character Doris Widmark in our short film Doris and the Pennies from Heaven.

Honor Blackman will star in Doris and the Pennies from Heaven as the main character, Doris Widmark, a strong-willed retired lady whose life will take an unexpected turn of events.

Honor Blackman was born in Plaistow, Newham, London. As a present for her sixteenth birthday her father gave her two options: a bicycle or elocution classes. She chose the elocution classes and thanks to them Honor discovered the world of theatre and poetry and her teacher found great talent in her. She was enrolled (as her teacher suggested) in the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

After graduating, and as it was advised to her, she auditioned for the West End play The Guinea Pig and was offered a secondary role, but when the main actress fell ill, she stepped in and took over her with great success. After that she received two main character roles in two West End plays.

Her first film appearance was a non-speaking part in Fame is the Spur, followed by Quartet and So Long at the Fair, Jason and the Argonauts, A Night to Remember and The Square Peg.

After that she starred in several television series like The Vise for the Danziger Brothers, Douglas Fairbanks Jr Presents, The New Adventures of Charlie Chan, African Patrol, The Invisible Man, The Pursuers, Kraft Mystery Theatre and The Saint (opposite Roger Moore), among others.

She was appointed the new star of The Avengers, playing the role of the sexy, strong-willed and smart Dr. Cathy Gale alongside Patrick Macnee, role that projected her into fame.

After 43 episodes of The Avengers and thanks to the fame this role gave her, Honor returned to cinema starring as Pussy Galore in Guy Hamilton’s James Bond film Goldfinger (1964) alongside Sean Connery.

Honor continued to work in films, TV and stage work. Among these works are Life at the Top, Shalako, The Last Grenade, a film version of DH Lawrence’s The Virgin and the Gypsy, the horror movie Fright, Columbo, To The Devil A Daughter, Robin’s Nest, Crown Court, The Cat and The Canary, Never The Twain, Lace, Minder, and Dr Who.

In 1990 Honor was cast in The Upper Hand, ITV’s new sitcom, playing Laura West in 94 episodes for six years.

From 2000 she continued her appearances in Bridget Jones’s Diary, and popular TV shows Dr Terribles House Of Horror, New Tricks, Midsommer Murders or The Royal Coronation Street.

From 2005 to 2006 she combined film and theatre, appearing in the black comedy film, Colour Me Kubrick with John Malkovich in 2005, opening Cameron Macintosh’s My Fair Lady in Manchester and Birmingham and performing four one-woman shows nationwide, as well as starring in the West End Lyric Theatre’s play Cabaret in 2007.

Among her most recent projects we find Hotel Babylon (2009), Hotel Caledonia (2010), Reuniting the Rubins (2010) and I, Anna (2012), as well as more one-woman shows at the theatre and her single, The Star who Fell from Grace (2009).

This biography was made following the one you can find at her official website:

http://www.honorblackman.co.uk/index.htm

So, check it for more detailed information of her brilliant acting career!

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