Joan Blackham rehearses for the role of Lady Bracknell in the site-specific staging of The Importance Of Being Earnest produced by Guildford Shakespeare Company. The production will take place in and around Guildford Castle Grounds.
Summer 1895: Jack loves Gwendolen, Gwendolen loves Earnest, Algernon loves Cecily, and Cecily loves…Earnest! But who is Earnest?…and where are the cucumber sandwiches?…and just what on earth is Bunburying?! Join us and find out as we stage Oscar Wilde’s best-loved comedy of mistaken identity, set around the picture perfect Victorian Bandstand.
Joan will perform from 13-29 June 2013.Overview
Joan Blackham is an experienced character actress working in television, film and theatre.
She was recognised early in her career as a comic talent featuring in many sitcom series, notably as Podge Hodge in To The Manor Born, John Thaw's home help Fiona in Home to Roost and Jemma Redgrave's mother in Cry Wolf.
Kenneth Williams chose her to play Fay in his production of Loot at the Lyric Hammersmith which then transferred to the West End. Other significant theatre credits include Funny Turns at Jermyn Street Theatre, Ready Or Not (Arcola Theatre, Offie Nomination for Best Female In A Play 2017), the original West End cast of Calendar Girls; King Lear, Man of Mode and Across Oka for the RSC; Jane Eyre for Shared Experience and When We Are Married at West Yorkshire Playhouse.
TV highlights include; The Innocents, The Interrogation, Raised by Wolves, New Tricks, The Five, Dr Who, Whitechapel, Midsomer Murders, Honest and Judge John Deed.
Joan starred as Eleanor Roosevelt in Battle for Sevastopol, and played Mrs Fitzgerald in the Czech film A Prominent Patient. Other film credits include The Sweeney, Noel Clarke's feature The Knot, Bridget Jones's Diary and Plenty.About Sainou
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