Sara Kestelman

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Sara Kestelman
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Kestleman performing at A Breath of Fresh Air, June 17, 2008
Born (1944-05-12) 12 May 1944 (age 70)
London, England
Occupation Actress

Sara Kestelman (born 12 May 1944) is an English actress. She is perhaps best known for her role as Lady Frances Brandon, Lady Jane Grey's mother, in Lady Jane.

Life and career[edit]

Kestelman was born in London, England, the daughter of Dorothy Mary (née Creagh), a dress designer, and Morris Kestelman, an artist.[1][2] Her father was Jewish, from a family from Russia.[3] In 1994, she won a Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for her performance as Fraulein Schneider in Cabaret in the London revival of the show. She has performed with the Royal National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company. In 1982 she performed in the play Macbeth, playing as Lady Macbeth. Kestelman joined the latter in 1968 but left in 1973 when she had her first role in a film as a scientist in Zardoz.

She also voiced the character Kreia in the video game Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords,

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

  • Ex Memoria (short) 2006 - Eva
  • Love Story: Berlin 1942 ~ 1997 - Narrator
  • Lady Jane ~ 1986 - Frances Grey, Duchess of Suffolk
  • Break of Day ~ 1977 - Alice
  • Lisztomania ~ 1975 - Princess Carolyn
  • Zardoz ~ 1974 - May

TV[edit]

  • Holby City ~ 2011 - Clarice Parker in "Old Habits" (No. 13.42) 08/02/2011
  • Midsomer Murders ~ 1997 - Bernie in "Hidden Depths" (No. 9.1) 13/03/2005
  • Casualty ~ 1986 - Mary Wynne in "Finding Faith" (No. 18.29) 13/03/2004
  • Trial & Retribution VII ~ 2003 - Judge Emily Hilliard
  • Hindenburg Disaster: Probable Cause ~ 2001 - Narrator
  • Mind Games ~ 2001 - Dr. Davina Ward
  • Relic Hunter ~ 1999 - Simone DeGuerre in "Memories of Montmartre" (No. 1.22) 22/05/2000
  • Anna Karenina ~ 2000 (mini) - Countess Vronskaya
  • The Going Wrong ~ 1998 - Tessa Mandeville
  • Invasion: Earth ~ 1998 (mini) - Group Capt. Susan Preston
  • Kavanagh QC ~ 1995 - Halina Birnbaum in "Ancient History" (No. 3.3) 17/03/1997
  • The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling ~ 1997 (mini) - Mrs. Wilkins
  • Brazen Hussies ~ 1996 - Madame Zarene
  • Cabaret ~ 1993 - Fräulein Schneider
  • Van der Valk ~ 1972 - Monika Hendricks in "Doctor Hoffmann's Children" (No. 4.1) 16/01/1991
  • The Last Romantics ~ 1991 - Queenie Leavis
  • The War That Never Ends ~ 1991 (voice) - Presenter
  • Somewhere to Run ~ 1989 - Magistrate
  • Lady Windermere's Fan ~ 1985 - Duchess of Berwick
  • Bergerac ~ 1981 - Margaret Semple in "See You in Moscow" (No. 1.5) 15/11/1981
  • Nationwide ~ 1969 - in (No. 13.129) 16/07/1981
  • Kean ~ 1978 - Elena, Countess de Koefeld
  • The New Avengers ~ 1976 - Tina in "Sleeper" (No. 1.10) 19/12/1976
  • Under Western Eyes ~ 1975
  • Jack Flea's Birthday Celebration ~ 1975 - Ruth
  • The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes ~ 1971 - Hagar in "The Mystery of the Amber Beads" (No. 2.13) 16/04/1973
  • Dixon of Dock Green ~ 1955 - Sonia Watts in "The Executioners" (No. 13.4) 22/10/1966

Documentaries[edit]

Adverts[edit]

  • Telegraph
  • Bryant Homes
  • Erwins

Theatre[edit]

  • Torch Song Trilogy ~ 2012 - Mrs Backoff (Menier Chocolate Factory, London)
  • Girl With a Pearl Earring ~ 2008 (Cambridge Arts Theatre; West End, London, England)
  • The Shape of Metal ~ 2003 - Nell Jeffrey (Abbey Theatre, Dublin, Ireland)
  • Bitter Fruits of Palestine ~ 2002 - (Barons Court Theatre, London, England)
  • Hamlet ~ 2001 - Queen Gertrude (Wilbur Theatre, Boston, MA, US)
  • All About Me ~ 2001 - one woman show (Royal National Theatre, the Firebird Cafe in New York, the Royal Academy of Art)
  • Maria Marten or Murder in the Red Barn and Victorian Music Hall ~ 1999 - Dame Marten (Britten Theatre, London, England)
  • Copenhagen ~ 1998 - Margrethe Bohr (The Duchess Theatre, ; West End, London, England)
  • Nine ~ 1996 - (Donmar Warehouse, London, England)
  • Three Tall Women ~ 1995 - (Wyndham's Theatre, London, England)
  • Fiddler on the Roof ~ 1994 - (London Palladium,London, England)
  • Cabaret ~ 1993 - Fraulein Schneider (Donmar Warehouse, London, England)
  • Point Valaine ~ 1991 - Linda Valaine (Minerva Studio, Chichester, UK) (see Actor Connections - Theatre)
  • Lettice and Lovage ~ 1988 - (West End, London, England)
  • Dalliance ~ 1986 - (Lyttelton Theatre, London, England)
  • The American Clock ~ 1986 - (Royal National Theatre, London, England)
  • Four Repertoire Leaflets ~ 1986 - (Royal National Theatre, London, England)
  • The Threepenny Opera ~ 1986 - (Olivier Theater, London, England)
  • Repertoire Leaflet ~ 1985/6 - (National Theatre, London, England)
  • Love for Love ~ 1985 - (Lyttelton Theatre, London, England)
  • Macbeth ~ 1982 - (Royal Shakespeare Company, England)
  • Nine Repertoire Leaflets ~ 1980 - (National Theatre, London, England)
  • Eleven Repertoire Leaflets ~ 1979 -
  • Fruits of Enlightenment ~ 1979 - Lady with the Monocle (Royal National Theatre, London, England)
  • Undiscovered Country ~ 1979 - (Olivier Theatre, London, England)
  • As You Like It ~ 1979 - Rosalind (National Theatre, London, England)
  • The Double Dealer ~ 1978/9 - (Olivier Theatre, London, England)
  • Twelve Repertoire Leaflets ~ 1978 - (National Theatre, London, England)
  • State of the Revolution ~ 1977 - Kollontai (Repertory Theatre, Birmingham/The Lyttelton Theatre, London, England)
  • Bedroom Farce ~ 1977 - (National Theatre, Lyttelton Theatre, London, England)
  • Marquise of Keith ~ 1974 - Mona/Anna (Aldwych Theatre, London, England)
  • Macbeth ~ 1972 - Lady Macbeth (Birmingham Rep. England)
  • Enemies ~ 1971 - (Aldwych Theatre, London, England)
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream ~ 1970 - Titania (Royal Shakespeare Theatre)
  • The Physicists ~ - (Library Theatre, Manchester, England)
  • The Crucible ~ - (Library Theatre, Manchester, England)
  • The Importance of Being Earnest ~ - (Library Theatre, Manchester, England)

Audio books[edit]

  • King Lear ~ 2002 - Regan
  • Mill on the Floss
  • Proto Zoe
  • Quarantine
  • The Siege
  • When I Lived in Modern Times
  • Full House

Radio[edit]

  • Full House (read and adapted)
  • Baldi

Books[edit]

  • A Two Hander ~

Video games[edit]

Awards, honors and nominations[edit]

  • Australian Film Institute
  • Nom 1977 Best Actress in a Lead Role for Break of Day
  • Clarence Derwent Award
  • Rec'd 1994 Best Supporting Performance in a Musical for Cabaret
  • Irish Times ESB Awards
  • Nom 2004 for The Shape of Metal
  • Laurence Olivier Theatre Award
  • Rec'd 1994 Best Supporting Performance in a Musical for Cabaret

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