2 December 1930
|Died||22 July 2015 (aged 84)|
La Baule, France
|Resting place||Jouars-Pontchartrain Churchyard, Île-de-France|
Natasha Parry (2 December 1930 – 22 July 2015) was an English actress of Russian descent. The daughter of film director Gordon Parry, she was married to theatre director Peter Brook from 1951 until her death, and is the mother of filmmakers Irina Brook and Simon Brook.
Parry made her stage debut at age 12 in The Wingless Victory. At 14, she was in A Midsummer Night's Dream, and later she played in Big Ben and Bless the Bride. On Broadway she appeared in The Fighting Cock (1959–1960). Toward the end of her career, she was in The Tragedy of Hamlet at the Young Vic in London.
Parry made her screen debut in Dance Hall (1950). She appeared in many of her husband's productions including a live American television version of King Lear (1953) opposite Orson Welles, in Anouilh's The Fighting Cock with Rex Harrison, Meetings with Remarkable Men, The Cherry Orchard, and Happy Days.
Parry was out of performing for a year after contracting tuberculosis in 1952.
In 1951, she married director Peter Brook at the Russian Orthodox Cathedral of the Dormition of the Mother of God and All Saints, Ennismore Gardens, Knightsbridge, London. The couple had two children, Irina and Simon.
|1949||Golden Arrow||Betty Felton|
|1950||Midnight Episode||Jill Harris|
|1951||The Dark Man||Molly Lester|
|1952||Crow Hollow||Ann Amour|
|1954||Knave of Hearts||Patricia|
|1957||Windom's Way||Anna Vidal|
|1959||The Rough and the Smooth||Margaret Goreham|
|1960||Midnight Lace||Peggy Thompson|
|1961||The Fourth Square||Sandra Martin|
|1963||Girl in the Headlines||Perlita Barker|
|1968||Romeo and Juliet||Lady Capulet|
|1969||Oh! What a Lovely War||Sir William Robertson's Lady|
|1979||Meetings with Remarkable Men||Vitvitskaia|
|1981||La fille prodigue||La mère|
|2014||Le goût des myrtilles||Jeanne|
- Sir Francis Drake - The Prisoner (1961) as Countess Inez
- The Count of Monte Cristo (1964) as Mercédès
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