Vickery Turner

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Vickery Turner
Born April 3, 1945
Sunbury-on-Thames, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
Died April 4, 2006(2006-04-04) (aged 61)
Los Angeles, California, United States
Occupation Actress, playwright, author, television writer, theatre director
Spouse(s) Warren Oates

Vickery Turner (3 April 1945 in Sunbury-on-Thames, Surrey – 4 April 2006) was a British actress, playwright, author and theatre director.[1]

She started out on stage and her first breakthrough role was in the first production of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie opposite Vanessa Redgrave. For that role Turner received the Clarence Derwent Award for the best supporting performance and the London Critics Award for the most promising newcomer.

Her television work began with Ken Loach's once controversial Up The Junction (1965) for the BBC's Wednesday play series. She acted in many of the more famous British plays of the 1960s. The plays she wrote for the BBC's Thirty-Minute Theatre series were "Keep on Running" and "Magnolia Summer" and for The Wednesday Play "Kippers & Curtains". Her film career included roles in Prudence and the Pill (1968), Crooks and Coronets (1969), The Mind of Mr. Soames (1970), Chandler (1971), Ruby and Oswald (1978), The Good Soldier (1981), and The Return of the Soldier (1982).

In 1969 she met Warren Oates while filming Crooks and Coronets and they married. They were divorced in 1974. She was also a successful novelist and her published novels included Focussing, Lovers of Africa (Love & Hunger in the USA), The Testimony of Daniel Pagels and Delicate Matters. Turner's fifth novel—Lost Heir—was scheduled to be published around the time of her death. Another role that she was famous for was "The Bronte's of Haworth, where she played Charlotte Bronte.

She was 61 when she died.


  1. ^ "Vickery Turner". The Stage. May 18, 2006. 

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