Gemma Craven

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Birthday
1, 1950
Birthplace
Ireland
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
1, 1950 (age 69)
Birthplace
Ireland

About

Irish-born actress who played Joan Parker in the popular BBC series Pennies From Heaven and also appeared in South Pacific.

Before Fame

She acted alongside Richard Chamberlain in 1976's The Slipper and the Rose. She was cast in the film after its producers saw her perform in a stage production of The Threepenny Opera at the Bristol Old Vic.

Trivia

She acted opposite Richard Burton in the 1983 film Wagner. She won a Laurence Olivier Award for her work in the musical They're Playing Our Song.

Family Life

She was briefly married to fellow actor, Frazer Hines. But she remarried David Beamish in 1990, and they separated six years later.

Associated With

She and actress Helen Mirren both attended St. Bernard's Convent High School for Girls in Essex, England.

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