Natasha Parry

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Natasha Parry
Born (1930-12-02)2 December 1930
Died 22 July 2015(2015-07-22) (aged 84)
La Baule, Brittany, France
Occupation Actress
Spouse(s) Peter Brook (m. 1951-2015; her death); 2 children
Children Irina
Simon
Parent(s) Gordon Parry

Natasha Parry (2 December 1930 – 22 July 2015) was an English actress.

Early life[edit]

She was the daughter of the Anglo-Greek film director Gordon Parry and his Russian wife.[1] She made her stage debut at age twelve.[2]

Marriage[edit]

In 1951, she married director Peter Brook;[3] the couple had two children, Irina and Simon.[4][5]

Career[edit]

She made her screen debut in Dance Hall (1950).[6] She appeared in many of her husband's productions including a live American television version of King Lear (1953) opposite Orson Welles,[7] in Anouilh's The Fighting Cock with Rex Harrison,[8] Meetings with Remarkable Men, The Cherry Orchard, and Happy Days.[9] Parry died on 22 July 2015 while on holiday in La Baule, Brittany, France, at the age of 84 after a stroke.[1]

Selected filmography[edit]

Selected theatre[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Chazan, David (24 July 2015). "Actress Natasha Parry dies aged 84". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 25 July 2015. 
  2. ^ Shulman (5 June 1953). "The Beauties of 1953". Evening Standard. 
  3. ^ Kustow, Michael (2006). Peter Brook: a biography. London: Bloomsbury. p. 62. ISBN 0-7475-7913-X. 
  4. ^ Profile, imdb.com; accessed 24 July 2015.
  5. ^ Profile, ftvdb.bfi.org.uk; accessed 24 July 2015.
  6. ^ Charles Barr (1998). Ealing Studios. University of California Press. pp. 201–. ISBN 978-0-520-21554-2. 
  7. ^ King Lear, imdb.com; accessed 24 July 2015.
  8. ^ R. Helfer; G. Loney (12 November 2012). Peter Brook: Oxford to Orghast. Routledge. pp. 103–. ISBN 978-1-136-65040-6. 
  9. ^ Happy Dats with Natasha Parry: review, theguardian.com; accessed 24 July 2015.

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