Sunday, March 27, 2011

Flora Robson, 1902-1984

Today marks the birthday of Flora Robson, the very British actress who was born on this day in 1902. She worked actively her entire life, making enough movies that I'm not certain which one I'd pick as her best-known. It might be Wuthering Heights, but then, it might be as Queen Elizabeth I in Fire Over England. Indeed, Fire Over England was such a success that Hollywood would later ask Robson to reprise her role as Elizabeth in Errol Flynn's The Sea Hawk.

In looking for some pictures of Robson as Elizabeth, I came across the British site Move Muser, which had a helpful rundown on most of the most famous portrayals of the Virgin Queen. (A few smaller parts from early silents or from a bomb like The Story of Mankind, have been omitted.)

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