in conversation with Richard Digby Day

Dame Joan Plowright

Joan Plowright is one of the country’s best loved and admired actresses. A Golden Globe and Tony Award winner and Oscar nominee, she first became a household name in the 1950s when she joined the English Stage Company at London’s Royal Court. In 1957, she starred with Laurence Olivier in the original production of John Osborne’s The Entertainer.

In 1961, she received a Tony Award for her role in the Broadway production of A Taste of Honey. That same year, she married Olivier and went on to become closely associated with his work at the National Theatre. She was appointed a CBE in 1970 and was made a Dame in 2004.

This is a rare chance to hear one of the great names of British Theatre Dame Joan Plowright in conversation with the director Richard Digby Day as she reflects on her remarkable life and career.


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