English Actress

Joan Hickson

  • Aug 05, 1906 - Oct 17, 1998 (age 92)
  • 5' 4" (1.63 m)
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1998
Joan Hickson
PersonalOctober 1998

Joan Hickson

Joan Hickson passed away.
1992
Miss Marple: The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side
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MovieDec 27, 1992

Miss Marple: The Mirror Crack'd from Sid…

At a reception for a fading …
At a reception for a fading film star making a screen comeback, a gushing, pushy fan is poisoned by a drink apparently meant for the actress.
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1989
Miss Marple: A Caribbean Mystery
MovieDec 25, 1989

Miss Marple: A Caribbean Mystery

While on vacation at a resort …
While on vacation at a resort hotel in the West Indies, Miss Marple correctly suspects that the apparently natural death of a retired British major is actually the work of a murderer planning yet another killing.
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1988
Best Actress
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Nomination1988

Best Actress

Nominated for "Miss Marple: Nemesis".
British Academy Television Award
1987
Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: 4:50 from Paddington
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MovieFeb 25, 1987

Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: 4:50 fro…

A friend of Miss Marple's …
A friend of Miss Marple's sees a woman being strangled in a passing train. When police cannot find a body and doubt the story, Miss Marple enlists professional housekeeper, Lucy Eyelesbarrow, to go undercover.
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Miss Marple: Nemesis
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MovieFeb 8, 1987

Miss Marple: Nemesis

Miss Marple receives a cryptic letter requesting her to right …
Miss Marple receives a cryptic letter requesting her to right an unknown injustice, but receives no hint other than a ticket for guided tour of historic homes.
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Miss Marple: At Bertram's Hotel
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MovieJan 25, 1987

Miss Marple: At Bertram's Hotel

During a stay at one of …
During a stay at one of London's most elegant and venerable hotels Miss Marple uncovers a sinister undercurrent of corruption and murder beneath Bertram's stuffy veneer.
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Miss Marple: Sleeping Murder
MovieJan 11, 1987

Miss Marple: Sleeping Murder

When a young bride moves …
When a young bride moves into a country manor, long repressed childhood memories of witnessing a murder come to the surface.
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Nomination1987

Best Actress

Nominated for "Agatha Christie's Marple".
British Academy Television Award
1986
Miss Marple: The Murder at the Vicarage
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MovieDec 25, 1986

Miss Marple: The Murder at the Vicarage

Faced with two false …
Faced with two false confessions and numerous suspects after a despised civil magistrate is found shot in the local vicarage, Detective Inspector Slack reluctantly accepts help from Miss Marple.
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Clockwise
MovieMar 14, 1986

Clockwise

Brian Stimpson (John Cleese) is the headmaster of a …
Brian Stimpson (John Cleese) is the headmaster of a comprehensive (high) school in England. He sets himself, his staff, and pupils very high standards. On the way to a conference at which he is to talk, all manner of disasters strike.
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1985
Miss Marple: A Pocketful of Rye
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MovieMar 7, 1985

Miss Marple: A Pocketful of Rye

When a handful of grain is …
When a handful of grain is found in the pocket of a murdered businessman, Miss Marple seeks a murderer with a penchant for nursery rhymes.
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1984
Miss Marple
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TV ShowDec 26, 1984

Miss Marple

Miss Marple is a British television series based on the Miss …
Miss Marple is a British television series based on the Miss Marple murder mystery novels by Agatha Christie, starring Joan Hickson in the title role. It aired from 26 December 1984 to 27 December 1992 on BBC One. All 12 original Miss Marple Christie novels were dramatised. The adaptations were written by T. R. Bowen, Julia Jones, Alan Plater, Ken Taylor and Jill Hyem, and the series was produced by George Gallaccio. In addition to its availability on VHS and DVD, the series began to be released on Blu-ray Disc in October 2014, marking its 30th anniversary.
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1983
The Wicked Lady
MovieApr 21, 1983

The Wicked Lady

Caroline is to be wed to Sir Ralph and invites her sister Barbara …
Caroline is to be wed to Sir Ralph and invites her sister Barbara to be her bridesmaid. Barbara seduces Ralph, however, and she becomes the new Lady, but despite her new wealthy situation, ...
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1980
Why Didn't They Ask Evans?
MovieMar 30, 1980

Why Didn't They Ask Evans?

While golfing on the Welsh …
While golfing on the Welsh coast, Bobby Jones apparently hits a stranger who falls off the the sea cliff. His enigmatic last words are "Why didn't they ask Evans?"
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1979
Yanks
MovieSep 19, 1979

Yanks

During WWII, the United States set up army bases in Great …
During WWII, the United States set up army bases in Great Britain as part of the war effort. Against their proper sensibilities, many of the Brits don't much like the brash Yanks, especially when it comes to the G.I.s making advances on the lonely British girls, some whose boyfriends are also away for the war. One Yank/Brit relationship that develops is between married John, an Army Captain, and the aristocratic Helen, whose naval husband is away at war. Helen does whatever she needs to support the war effort. Helen loves her husband, but Helen and John are looking for some comfort during the difficult times. Another relationship develops between one of John's charges, Matt, a talented mess hall cook, and Jean. Jean is apprehensive at first about even seeing Matt, who is persistent in his pursuit of her. Jean is in a committed relationship with the kind Ken, her childhood sweetheart who is also away at war. But Jean is attracted to the respect with which Matt treats her. Despite Ken and Jean getting engaged during one of his leaves, Jean and Matt continue to see each other and fall in love. Beyond the issue of Jean's mother's disdain for Yanks and Ken and Jean's engagement, Matt and Jean still have to overcome the differences between the two worlds in which they live. Regardless, the goings-on of the war may override any of their immediate wishes.
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Nomination1979

Best Featured Actress in a Play

Nominated for "Bedroom Farce".
Tony Award
Award1979

Best Featured Actress in a Play

Won award for "Bedroom Farce".
Tony Award
Nomination1979

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play

Nominated for "Bedroom Farce".
Drama Desk Award
1977
Nomination1977

Best Comedy Performance

Nominated for "Bedroom Farce".
Laurence Olivier Award
1974
Confessions of a Window Cleaner
MovieAug 16, 1974

Confessions of a Window Cleaner

Young Timmy starts as a …
Young Timmy starts as a window cleaner in the little company of his brother. Soon he learns that some female customers expect additional service. Young and curious as he is, he reluctantly accepts the juicy duty. However his heart belongs to Liz, who demands the highest commitment until she lets him go all the way.
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1973
Carry On Girls
MovieNov 9, 1973

Carry On Girls

Local councillor Sidney Fiddler persuades the Mayor to help …
Local councillor Sidney Fiddler persuades the Mayor to help improve the image of their rundown seaside town by holding a beauty contest. But formidable Councillor Prodworthy, head of the local women's liberation movement, has other ideas. It's open warfare as the women's lib attempt to sabotage the contest.
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Theatre of Blood
MovieMar 16, 1973

Theatre of Blood

A Shakespearean actor takes poetic revenge on the critics …
A Shakespearean actor takes poetic revenge on the critics who denied him recognition.
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Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?
TV ShowJan 9, 1973

Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?

Whatever Happened to the …
Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? is a British sitcom which was broadcast between 9 January 1973 and 9 April 1974 on BBC1. It was the colour sequel to the mid-1960s hit The Likely Lads. It was created and written, as was its predecessor, by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais. There were 26 television episodes over two series, and a subsequent 45-minute Christmas special was aired on 24 December 1974.
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1972
A Day in the Death of Joe Egg
MovieMay 1, 1972

A Day in the Death of Joe Egg

A couple uses extremely …
A couple uses extremely black comedy to survive taking care of a daughter who is nearly completely brain dead. They take turns doing the daughter's voice and stare into the eyes of death and emotional trauma with a humor that hides their pain.
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1971
Friends
MovieMar 24, 1971

Friends

A rich English boy meets an orphaned French girl and as …
A rich English boy meets an orphaned French girl and as they become friends, create a world that is far away from the adult world we live in.
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1970
Carry On Loving
MovieNov 3, 1970

Carry On Loving

The Wedded Bliss computer dating agency aims to bring …
The Wedded Bliss computer dating agency aims to bring together the lonely hearts of Much-Snoggin-in-the-Green. Its owner, Sidney Bliss, has enough complications in his own love life, but still produces a pamphlet called "The Wit to Woo". The strange collection of hopefuls lead to some outlandish matches, and jealousies are bound to lead to trouble.
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1963
Nurse on Wheels
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MovieJan 1, 1963

Nurse on Wheels

Quietly competent young Joanna moves with her scatterbrain …
Quietly competent young Joanna moves with her scatterbrain mother to a country village to take up her first job as District Nurse. She soon overcomes the suspicion of her patients used to someone rather older, while becoming romantically involved with a local farmer - at least until he tries to evict a newly-arrived expectant couple who park their caravan on his land.
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1962
I Thank a Fool
MovieJul 19, 1962

I Thank a Fool

A physician named Christine Allison is employed by an …
A physician named Christine Allison is employed by an attorney who formerly prosecuted her on charges of euthanasia to watch over his mentally ill wife.
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1961
Murder, She Said
MovieSep 26, 1961

Murder, She Said

When Miss Jane Marple (Dame Margaret Rutherford) reports …
When Miss Jane Marple (Dame Margaret Rutherford) reports witnessing a murder through the window of a passing train, the Police dismiss her as a dotty spinster when no trace of the crime can be found.
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Raising the Wind
MovieSep 7, 1961

Raising the Wind

A group of students at an elite music school decide to share …
A group of students at an elite music school decide to share a flat in order to cut their living costs and have somewhere to practice together. They get into quite a few scraps and adventures, including impersonating a celebrity quintet. However when Mervyn Hughes accidentally sells a catchy pop tune to an advertising agency he risks losing his scholarship unless he and his friends can raise the money to buy the rights back.
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Carry On Regardless
MovieMar 23, 1961

Carry On Regardless

The Helping Hands agency employs some very strange …
The Helping Hands agency employs some very strange people to perform some very strange jobs. Even the simplest of tasks get bungled by the incompetent but lovable staff.
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1960
No Kidding
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MovieDec 18, 1960

No Kidding

A young, married couple inherit an estate and decide to turn it …
A young, married couple inherit an estate and decide to turn it into a summer camp for children.
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Carry On Constable
MovieFeb 25, 1960

Carry On Constable

With a flu epidemic running rife, three new bumbling recruits …
With a flu epidemic running rife, three new bumbling recruits are assigned to Inspector Mills police station. With help from Special Constable Gorse, they manage to totally wreck the operations of the police force and let plenty of criminals get away, even before they arrive at the station. They all have to prove themselves or else they'll be out of a job and Sergeant Wilkins will be transferred. Sub-plots include romances between Wilkins and Moon, Constable and Passworthy.
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1959
Please Turn Over
MovieDec 1, 1959

Please Turn Over

The orderly suburban life of a 1950's English town is turned …
The orderly suburban life of a 1950's English town is turned on its head when the teenaged daughter of one of the residents writes a steamy bestseller featuring characters obviously based on the local population. They begin to see themselves and their neighbours in a surprising new light.
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Upstairs and Downstairs
MovieNov 2, 1959

Upstairs and Downstairs

On marrying the boss's …
On marrying the boss's daughter, Richard takes his father-in-law's advice to hire a live-in domestic. He soon finds good help is hard to come by. Run-ins follow with dipsomaniacs, bank robbers, a Welsh lass who takes one look at London and runs, and an Italian charmer who turns the place into a bawdy house. Then when Ingrid arrives from Sweden things actually start to get complicated.
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The 39 Steps
MovieMar 12, 1959

The 39 Steps

In London, a diplomat accidentally becomes involved in the …
In London, a diplomat accidentally becomes involved in the death of a British agent who's after a spy ring that covets British military secrets.
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Carry On Nurse
MovieMar 5, 1959

Carry On Nurse

Set in Haven Hospital where a certain men's ward is …
Set in Haven Hospital where a certain men's ward is causing more havoc than the whole hospital put together. The formidable Matron's debut gives the patients a chill every time she walks ...
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1958
Chain of Events
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MovieSep 1, 1958

Chain of Events

When a clerk tries to dodge paying a bus fare, it sparks all sorts …
When a clerk tries to dodge paying a bus fare, it sparks all sorts of complications.
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Law and Disorder
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MovieJun 10, 1958

Law and Disorder

When Percy Brand (Sir Michael Redgrave), a habitual …
When Percy Brand (Sir Michael Redgrave), a habitual confidence trickster, keeps being sent down, he goes to great lengths to ensure that his son Colin (Jeremy Burnham) does not find out about his criminal past. But when Colin becomes an assistant to Judge Sir Edward Crichton (Robert Morley), who is about to try Percy for his latest escapade, Percy and his gang have to come up with a plan, to stop them meeting in court.
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1957
The Ship Was Loaded
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MovieMay 14, 1957

The Ship Was Loaded

Two friends get drunk and decide to switch identities. One is a …
Two friends get drunk and decide to switch identities. One is a Parliamentary Secretary, and the other is the captain of a ship. The former's lack of sea knowledge causes several ...
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1956
The Extra Day
MovieJun 25, 1956

The Extra Day

The final scene of a film has been lost and the extras have to …
The final scene of a film has been lost and the extras have to be rounded up for it to be re-shot.
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Port of Escape
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MovieMay 1, 1956

Port of Escape

Two sailors dock in London in search of a good time during …
Two sailors dock in London in search of a good time during their short stint on land. But when one of them fatally stabs a man during a scuffle in a bar, the pair flee the scene, commandeer...
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The Man Who Never Was
MovieMar 14, 1956

The Man Who Never Was

True story of a British …
True story of a British attempt to trick the enemy into weakening Sicily's defenses before the 1943 attack, using a dead man with faked papers.
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Jumping for Joy
MovieFeb 21, 1956

Jumping for Joy

Jumping for Joy is a 1956 British comedy film directed by John …
Jumping for Joy is a 1956 British comedy film directed by John Paddy Carstairs and starring Frankie Howerd, Stanley Holloway, Joan Hickson and Lionel Jeffries.
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1955
Value for Money
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MovieAug 9, 1955

Value for Money

A young man from Yorkshire inherits a sizeable legacy …
A young man from Yorkshire inherits a sizeable legacy from his millionaire father. He decides to try the nightlife of London and meets a young girl performing in a nightclub. She intends to...
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1954
Mad About Men
MovieNov 16, 1954

Mad About Men

Gymnastics school teacher Caroline Trewella (Glynis …
Gymnastics school teacher Caroline Trewella (Glynis Johns) inherits a house on the Cornwall coast. In the basement/smuggler's cave, she discovers mermaid Miranda (Glynis Johns). The young women share a common ancestor and are remarkably alike in looks. While Caroline is away on a bicycling tour, Miranda has fun taking her place on land. With the help of her friend Nurse Carey (Dame Margaret Rutherford), Miranda feigns an injury that keeps her wheelchair-bound... or more often needing to be carried by a man. And the ever flirtatious Miranda certainly knows how to attract all of the men of the village.
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1952
The Card
MovieFeb 25, 1952

The Card

A charming and ambitious young man finds many ways to …
A charming and ambitious young man finds many ways to raise himself through the ranks in business and social standing, some honest, some not quite so. If he can just manage to avoid a ...
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1951
High Treason
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MovieNov 13, 1951

High Treason

A wave of sabotage has been sweeping England, taking …
A wave of sabotage has been sweeping England, taking lives and creating instability. Cmdr. Robert Brennan and Supt. Folland of the Special Branch and Major Elliott of MI5 are charged with putting an end to this internal terrorism.
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The Magic Box
MovieSep 18, 1951

The Magic Box

Now old, ill, poor, and largely forgotten, William Freise …
Now old, ill, poor, and largely forgotten, William Freise-Greene (Robert Donat) was once very different. As young and handsome William Green he changed his name to include his first wife's so that it sounded more impressive for the photographic portrait work at which he was so good. But he was also an inventor and his search for a way to project moving pictures became an obsession that ultimately changed the life of all those he loved.
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1950
The Magnet
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MovieOct 1, 1950

The Magnet

A mixture of a psychological study of a ten-year-old boy, an …
A mixture of a psychological study of a ten-year-old boy, an English domestic comedy and a satire on psychologists finds young Johnny Brent, the only child of a pair of psychologists, trading an "invisible watch" to a much-younger child for a large magnet. His nurse/nanny accuses him of stealing and scolds him and he runs away. He soon convinces himself that the police are after him and following several unsuccessful attempts to get rid of the magnet, he presents it to an organizer of a fund-raising campaign for acquiring an iron-lung for the local hospital. The magnet is one of the auction items and finally is mounted on the iron-lung as a tribute to the unknown donor. Meanwhile, the father makes a completely inaccurate diagnosis for the mother of the boy's worries. In the end the boy meets the child he thought had died as a result of losing the magnet, and trades the boy back for the return of his "invisible watch" the gold medal the town mayor had given him for his part in the hospital campaign.
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Seven Days to Noon
MovieSep 1, 1950

Seven Days to Noon

An English scientist runs away from a research center with an …
An English scientist runs away from a research center with an atomic bomb. In a letter sent to the British Prime Minister he threatens to blow up the center of London if the Government don't announce the end of any research in this field within a week. Special agents from Scotland Yard try to stop him, with help from the scientist's assistant future son-in-law to find and stop the mad man.
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1948
The Guinea Pig
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MovieOct 27, 1948

The Guinea Pig

Jack Read, a working-class boy, wins a scholarship to a public …
Jack Read, a working-class boy, wins a scholarship to a public school as part of a post-World War II experiment in bringing boys of different social classes together. He meets much snobbery...
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1946
I See a Dark Stranger
MovieJul 4, 1946

I See a Dark Stranger

A young Irish woman hates …
A young Irish woman hates England so much she becomes a Nazi spy.
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1937
Love from a Stranger
MovieJan 1, 1937

Love from a Stranger

A lottery winner breaks up with her fiancé and marries a fortune …
A lottery winner breaks up with her fiancé and marries a fortune hunter who proves to be dangerous.
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1932
Eric Norman Butler
MarriageOctober 1932

Eric Norman Butler

Married Eric Norman Butler.
1906
Joan Hickson
BirthAugust 1906

Joan Hickson

Joan Hickson was born.
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