Faith Brook

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Faith Brook
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Born (1922-02-16)16 February 1922
York, Yorkshire, England, UK
Died 11 March 2012(2012-03-11) (aged 90)
London, England, UK
Occupation Actress
Years active 1941–2006

Faith Brook (16 February 1922 – 11 March 2012) was an English actress who appeared on stage, in films and on television, generally in upper-class roles. She was the daughter of actor Clive Brook.

Early years[edit]

Although she was born in York, England, she was brought up in Hollywood.[1] Her father was the actor Clive Brook, and her brother Lyndon Brook was also an actor.[2][3]

Brook was educated in Los Angeles, London and Gstaad, Switzerland.[4] As a teenager, she studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.[1]

Film[edit]

Brook's screen debut came via a bit part in Suspicion (1941).[1] Her first credited film appearance was The Jungle Book in 1942. The Encyclopedia of British Film described her as being cast "almost invariably in well-bred roles ..."[5]

Stage[edit]

In September 1941, Brook debuted on stage inLottie Dundass in Santa Barbara.[4]

During the Second World War, Brook served in Britain's Auxiliary Territorial Service. Following that, she acted in the Bristol Old Vic.[5] Later, in London, she joined the company of the Old Vic.[4]

She also appeared on stage in The Colour of Poppies and in Uncle Vanya in 2008.[6]

Her Broadway credits include The Cocktail Party (1949), You Never Can Tell (1947) and Letters to Lucerne (1941).[7]

Television[edit]

Brook portrayed Julia Naughton in the American television series Claudia (1952).[8] In England, she appeared on War and Peace on the BBC and The Irish RM on Channel 4, among other programmes.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Brook was married to — and divorced from — first Charles Moffett and later Michael Horowitz. She had a son with Horowitz.[4]

She was a supporter of the British Humanist Association.

Selected filmography[edit]

Selected radio[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Lentz, Harris M. III. Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2012. McFarland. pp. 42–43. ISBN 9781476603858. Retrieved 16 March 2017. 
  2. ^ Shorter, Eric (20 February 2004). "Lyndon Brook". The Guardian. Retrieved 22 May 2011. 
  3. ^ Obituary: Faith Brook, Daily Telegraph, 13 March 2012
  4. ^ a b c d e Billington, Michael (14 March 2012). "Faith Brook obituary". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 16 March 2017. Retrieved 16 March 2017. 
  5. ^ a b McFarlane, Brian (2016). The Encyclopedia of British Film: Fourth edition. Oxford University Press. p. 101. ISBN 9781526111975. Retrieved 16 March 2017. 
  6. ^ Nightingale, Benedict (26 January 2008). "Uncle Vanya". The Times. Retrieved 22 May 2011. 
  7. ^ "("Faith Brook" search results)". Playbill Vault. Playbill. Archived from the original on 16 March 2017. Retrieved 16 March 2017. 
  8. ^ Terrace, Vincent (2011). Encyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925 through 2010 (2nd ed.). Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. p. 192. ISBN 978-0-7864-6477-7. 

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