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Virginia McKenna

Highest Rated:   94% Born Free (1966)
Lowest Rated:   27% Waterloo (1970)
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Beautiful in a hearty, big-sister fashion, British actress Virginia McKennastudied her craft at the Central School of Speech Training and Dramatic Art. Two years after her 1950 professional stage debut, McKenna appeared in her first film. While she could breeze through comedy with flair and abandon, McKenna was equally effective with such stark dramatic material as Carve Her Name With Pride (1957) and A Town Like Alice (1958). Once married to actor Denhom Elliot, McKenna wed a second time to Bill McKenna, who became her leading man onscreen as well as off in films like The Smallest Show on Earth (1958) and Ring of Bright Water (1969). Virginia McKenna's most successful film was the pro-ecological Born Free (1966); her experiences while filming this Africa-based drama inspired her to write two volumes of memoirs.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
29% Golden Years
  • Actor
2016
65% Sliding Doors
  • James' Mother
1998
No Score Yet September
  • Violet
1996
No Score Yet Born Free: A New Adventure
  • Joy Adamson
1996
No Score Yet Staggered (Mad Wedding)
  • Flora
1994
No Score Yet Duel Of Hearts
  • Lady Brecon
1992
No Score Yet Camomile Lawn
  • Actor
1992
No Score Yet The First Olympics: Athens 1896
  • Actor
1984
No Score Yet Tony Palmer's Film About Puccini
  • Actor
1984
No Score Yet The Chosen
  • Eva
1977
No Score Yet The Disappearance
  • Catherine
1977
No Score Yet Swallows and Amazons
  • Mrs. Walker
1976
No Score Yet Christian: The Lion at World's End
  • Actor
1976
No Score Yet The Gathering Storm
  • Actor
1974
No Score Yet The Edwardians
  • Actor
1974
No Score Yet The Lion at World's End (Christian the Lion) (The Lion That Thought He Was People)
  • Narrator
1971
27% Waterloo
  • Duchess of Richmond
1970
83% Ring of Bright Water
  • Mary MacKenzie
1969
No Score Yet An Elephant Called Slowly
  • Ginny
1969
No Score Yet The Lions Are Free
  • Actor
1969
94% Born Free
  • Joy Adamson
1966
No Score Yet Two Living, One Dead
  • Helen Berger
1961
No Score Yet The Wreck of the Mary Deare
  • Janet Taggart
1959
No Score Yet Carve Her Name with Pride
  • Violette Bushell Szabo
1958
No Score Yet The Barretts of Wimpole Street
  • Henrietta
1957
No Score Yet The Smallest Show on Earth
  • Jean Spenser
1957
No Score Yet A Town Like Alice (Rape of Malaya)
  • Jean Paget
1956
No Score Yet The Ship That Died of Shame
  • Helen Randall
1955
No Score Yet Simba
  • Mary Crawford
1955
No Score Yet The Cruel Sea
  • Julie Hallam
1953
No Score Yet Father's Doing Fine
  • Catherine
1952

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Miss Marple
2004-2013
  • Actor
  • 2005
No Score Yet Mystery!
1980-2007
  • Belle Goedler
  • 2005
No Score Yet The Camomile Lawn
1992
  • Actor

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