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THEATRE PEOPLE IN NEW YEAR HONOURS LIST 2003
THEATRE PEOPLE IN NEW YEAR HONOURS LIST
Theatre people in the New Year Honours List 2004 include Joan Plowright (Dame); Penelope Wilton (OBE); Pete Postlethwaite (OBE); Stephen Daldry (OBE); Roy Hudd (OBE)
Actor Joan Plowright (Dame), is the widow of Sir Laurence Olivier. She has performed most of the major roles in the classical theatre repertoire. She made her first stage appearance in 1951, and in 1956 joined the English Stage Company, starring in "The Country wife". She joined the National Theatre company at the Old Vic on its inception, playing 'Sonya' in Uncle Yanya, and the title role in "Saint Joan" in 1963. She has also had a very active film career, and was nominated for an Oscar for her role in "Enchanted April" (1991). Her recent film credits include "Tea with Mussolini" (1999), directed by Franco Zeffirelli. Her most recent West End stage credit is "Absolutely ! (Perhaps) at the Wyndham's in Sep 2003.
Actor Penelope Wilton (OBE). London stage credits include "Landscape" at the National in 1994; "Cherry Orchard" at the Albery 1996;"The Seagull" at the Barbican in 2000;"Little Foxes" at the Donmar Warehouse in 2001; "Afterplay" at the Gielgud in 2002. Her most recent film credits include "Calendar Girls". .
Actor Pete Postlethwaite(OBE). Most recent London stage credits include "Scaramouche Jones" at the Riverside Studios in 2002. His film credits include "The Usual Suspects", "Romeo And Juliet", "In The Name Of The Father" and "Jurassic Park: The Lost World".
West End theatre and film director Stephen Daldry(OBE), stage credits include "An Inspector Calls"; film credits include "Billy Elliot" and "The Hours".
Comic actor Roy Hudd (OBE), London stage credits include "A Funny Thing Happened On the Way To The Forum " at the Open Air Theatre in 1999; "Hard Times the Musical" at the Haymarket in 2000. He has been a fixture of radio and TV since the 1960s.