Joyce Bland

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Joyce Bland
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Joyce Bland.
Born Joyce Elizabeth K. Bland
10 May 1906
Caerleon, Wales
 United Kingdom
Died 24 August 1963 (aged 57)
Bournemouth, Dorset
 United Kingdom
Years active 1932-1938

Joyce Bland (10 May 1906 – 24 August 1963) was a Welsh film actress.[1]

Early life[edit]

Joyce Bland was born in 1906, at Caerleon, Wales. She trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts.

Career[edit]

Bland made her stage debut on tour in 1927 in The Constant Nymph. She then returned to London and understudied Tallulah Bankhead.

Her interpretation of the role of Goneril in King Lear was considered "extraordinary" and "sinister".[2] However, another critic referred to her as "the aptly named Joyce Bland," who "spoke finely" and "looked beautiful" as Desdemona in Othello at Stratford.[3]

Later she went to North America where she appeared in Shakespearean roles.[4]

Selected filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://ftvdb.bfi.org.uk/sift/individual/19398
  2. ^ John Berryman, Berryman's Shakespeare: Essays, Letters, and Other Writings (Tauris Park 2001): 131. ISBN 9781860646430
  3. ^ Michael Neill, "Introduction" in The Oxford Shakespeare: Othello (Oxford University Press 2008): 104. ISBN 9780199535873
  4. ^ "Two Plays End Shakespearean Week at Walker" Winnipeg Tribune (11 November 1929): 8. via Newspapers.comopen access publication – free to read
  5. ^ Martin Dickstein, "The Screen" (3 November 1932): 24. via Newspapers.comopen access publication – free to read
  6. ^ "Spy of Napoleon" Sydney Morning Herald (6 July 1937): 4. via Newspapers.comopen access publication – free to read
  7. ^ Herbert Cohn, "The Screen" Brooklyn Daily Eagle (4 November 1938): 13. via Newspapers.comopen access publication – free to read


Joyce Bland on Internet Movie Database