Joan Hickson

Joan Hickson


Joan Hickson was born on Aug 05, 1906 in UK. Joan Hickson's big-screen debut came with The Man Who Could Work Miracles directed by Lothar Mendes in 1936. Joan Hickson is known for Miss Marple: The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side directed by Norman Stone, Joan Hickson stars as Miss Jane Marple and Claire Bloom as Marina Gregg. Joan Hickson has got 1 awards and 3 nominations so far. The most recent award Joan Hickson achieved is Royal Television Society, UK. The upcoming new movie Joan Hickson plays is Century which will be released on Dec 31, 1993.

Joan Hickson was born in 1906 at Kingsthorpe, Northampton. Her stage career began with provincial theater in 1927, going on to a long series of West End comedies, usually playing the part of a confused or eccentric middle-age woman. She performed at the Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, at the time London was subject to World War II bombing. Her work gradually included screen roles: The Guinea Pig (1948), The Card (1952), The 39 Steps (1959) - over 80 movies in all - but her stage career continued, with parts in three Peter Nichols plays, Noël Coward's "Blithe Spirit" (1976) and and a Tony award supporting actress performance in Alan Ayckbourn's "Bedroom Farce" (1977). Her first Agatha Christie role was "Miss Pryce" in the play, "Appointment With Death" (1946), which prompted Christie, herself, to write "I hope you will play my dear Miss Marple". She began playing this, her best known part, in her late 70s, in a BBC television series which ran from 1984 to 1992. A Miss Marple fan, Queen Elizabeth II, awarded her the Order of the British Empire in 1987. After the series closed, Joan recorded audio books of the Christie mysteries. She died, aged 92, in a hospital at Colchester, Essex, survived by a son and daughter (her physician husband Eric Butler died in 1967).

  • Birthday

    Aug 05, 1906
  • Place of Birth

    Kingsthorpe, Northampton, Northamptonshire, England, UK

Known For


1 wins & 3 nominations

Royal Television Society, UK
Best Performance - Female
Winner - RTS Television Award

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