Martita Hunt

Martita Hunt

actress, additional crew

Martita Hunt was born on Jan 30, 1900 in Argentina. Martita Hunt's big-screen debut came with Reserved for Ladies directed by Alexander Korda in 1932. Martita Hunt is known for Bunny Lake Is Missing directed by Otto Preminger, Laurence Olivier stars as Superintendent Newhouse and Carol Lynley as Ann Lake. The upcoming new movie Martita Hunt plays is Bunny Lake Is Missing which will be released on Feb 27, 1966.

Popular British character actress known for her rich cluster of queens, dowagers, shrews and evildoers, Martita Hunt was born on a ranch in Argentina to British parents, but moved with her family to England at age 10 for her formal education. On stage at age 21 with the Liverpool Repertory Theatre, she grew in stature as a dramatic actress with the Old Vic before expanding her sights to include film in the 30s. Her imposing glare and fervent gait reminded one of the equally horsey-looking Edna May Oliver, and lent itself to a number of scene-stealing supports in such top-quality British efforts as When Knights Were Bold (1936), Marie Tudor (1936), The Mill on the Floss (1936), and Le masque aux yeux verts (1945). But it was her brilliant performance as the mad, reclusive Miss Havisham in the classic period piece Les grandes espérances (1946) that earned her international recognition and Hollywood quickly took notice. More flavorful roles came her way in the post-war years, both regal and ravaged, with Anastasia (1956), Becket (1964) and La reine du Colorado (1964) the highlights. In 1949, she won a Broadway Tony award for her "The Madwoman of Chaillot". Martita Hunt died at age 69 of natural causes in London.

  • Birthday

    Jan 30, 1900
  • Place of Birth

    Buenos Aires, Argentina

Known For

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