Mary Ure extended biographyWritten by: Suz
Date: Monday, October 6, 2008
In 1954, she made her professional stage debut in Manchester and then went on to London to star in Jean Anouilh's "Time Remembered". In 1955, she played Ophelia with Paul Scofield in Hamlet and went on to play Desdemona and Titania.
Mary Ure starred in Sons and Lovers in 1960 and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award as well as an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She did a few plays in London during the 1960's, in Arthur Miller's The Crucible and in New York starring with Vivien Leigh in Duel of Angels. She starred in The Luck of Ginger Coffey with her husband Robert Shaw in 1964 and they also made Custer of the West in 1967. In 1971, Mary and Robert would co-star in Harold Pinter's Old Times on Broadway. She was in Where Eagles Dare (my personal favourite along with Ginger Coffey) a year later with Burton again and Clint Eastwood.
It's all sensationalism or as Mary once said about Robert in an interview, "They never print how nice he is." The sad thing is that these people are no longer living and cannot defend themselves.
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