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  1. Virginia McKenna - Wikipedia › wiki › Virginia_McKenna

    Virginia Anne McKenna, OBE (born 7 June 1931), is an English stage and screen actress, author and wildlife campaigner. She is best known for the films A Town Like Alice (1956), Carve Her Name with Pride (1958), Born Free (1966), and Ring of Bright Water (1969), as well as her work with The Born Free Foundation.

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      Lily Travers (born 1990) is a British actress.. Travers is...

    • Early life

      McKenna was born in Marylebone to a theatrical family and...

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      Aged 19, McKenna spent six months at Dundee Repertory...

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      McKenna was made an Officer of the Order of the British...

    • Family

      McKenna and Travers had four children, one of whom is Will...

  2. Virginia McKenna — Wikipedia Republished // WIKI 2 › en › Virginia_McKenna
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    McKenna was born in Maryle­bone to a the­atri­cal fam­ily and was ed­u­cated at Heron's Ghyll School, a for­mer in­de­pen­dent board­ing school near the mar­ket town of Hor­sham in Sus­sex. She spent six years in South Africa be­fore re­turn­ing to the School at the age of four­teen, after which she at­tended the Cen­tral School of Speech and Drama, then based at the Royal Al­bert Hall, London.

    Aged 19, McKenna spent six months at Dundee Reper­tory The­atre. She worked on stage in Lon­don's West End the­atre, mak­ing her debut in Penny for a Song. She at­tracted at­ten­tion on TV ap­pear­ing in Win­ter's Tale with John Giel­gud and Shout Aloud Salvation. McKenna's first film was The Sec­ond Mrs Tan­queray (1952),fol­lowed by a com­edy, Fa­ther's Doing Fine (1952). She had a small role in the pop­u­lar war film The Cruel Sea (1953) and a bet­ter part in the low bud­get com­edy The Or­a­cle (1953). She re­ceived ex­cel­lent re­views for her stage per­for­mance in The River Line. From 1954 to 1955 she was a mem­ber of the Old Vic the­atre com­pany, ap­pear­ing in Henry IV and Richard II, and was mar­ried for a few months in 1954 to bi­sex­ual actor Den­holm El­liott, whom she met on the set of The Cruel Sea. Their mar­riage ended, owing to his af­fairs with men. (Her sec­ond hus­band was actor Bill Tra­vers, with whom she had four chil­dren and to whom she was mar­ried until...

    In 2004, McKenna was made an of­fi­cer of the Order of the British Em­pire for her ser­vices to wildlife and to the arts. Her au­to­bi­og­ra­phy, The Life in My Years, was pub­lished by Oberon Booksin March 2009. In 1975 she re­leased an album of twelve songs called Two Faces of Love, which in­cluded two of her own com­po­si­tions and a sung ver­sion of the poem "The Life That I Have" from the film Carve Her Name with Pride. The record was re­leased on the Gold Star label with two line draw­ings of McKenna by her sis­ter-in-law Lin­den Tra­vers, but these were re­placed by a pho­to­graph when the album was reis­sued on the Rim label in 1979. Her au­dio­book work in­cludes The Se­cret Gar­den by Frances Hodg­son Bur­nett, and nar­ra­tion of The Lonely Doll by Dare Wright.

    The Lions are Free is the real life continuation of Born Free. This film tells about what happened to the lions that were in the film Born Free. Bill Travers, who had starred with McKenna, wrote, p...
    Christian: The Lion at World's End is a documentary (with a re-enaction sequence at the beginning) about the now-famous lion's journey from a London store to George Adamson's reserve in Kenya. Virg...
    On Playing With Lions, (with Bill Travers) Collins, (1966) ISBN 0-00-241607-7
    Some of My Friends Have Tails, Collins (1971) ISBN 0-00-262752-3
    Into the Blue, Aquarian Press, (1992) ISBN 1-85538-254-7
    Journey to Freedom, (with help from Will Travers; illustrated by Nick Mountain) Templar (1997) ISBN 1-898784-73-6.
    Two Faces of LoveLP, Gold Star 15-030, 1975. Reissued as Rim RIM 5001, 1979.
    The Love That I Have (Violette)/Homage to Renoir45 rpm single, Sovereign SOV 125, 1974.
    The Love That I Have/Send in the Clowns45 rpm single, RIM 002, 1979.
    Virginia McKenna on IMDb
    Eilean Bàn home to the Gavin Maxwell museum, author of Ring of Bright Water
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  4. Virginia McKenna - Wikipedia, la enciclopedia libre › wiki › Virginia_McKenna

    Virginia McKenna OBE (nacida el 7 de junio de 1931 en Londres) es una actriz de cine y teatro, autora y luchadora por la vida silvestre inglesa. McKenna se entrenó como actriz en la Central School of Speech and Drama y luego trabajó como actriz de teatro en el West End de Londres antes de hacer su primera aparición en una película en 1952.

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    From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository Media in category "Virginia McKenna" The following 8 files are in this category, out of 8 total. In memory of Violette Szabo GC and the Stockwell residents who gave their lives in World War II.jpg 1,500 × 2,000; 843 KB

  6. Virginia McKenna - Biography - IMDb › name › nm0571441

    Mini Bio (1) Talented flaxen-blonde British star combined her deep loves for acting and for wildlife throughout most her adult life. Born in London, England on June 7, 1931, her family possessed a sturdy theatrical background.

  7. Virginia McKenna - IMDb › name › nm0571441

    Talented flaxen-blonde British star combined her deep loves for acting and for wildlife throughout most her adult life. Born in London, England on June 7, 1931, her family possessed a sturdy theatrical background.

  8. Passionate Summer - Wikipedia › wiki › Passionate_Summer

    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Passionate Summer is a 1958 British drama film directed by Rudolph Cartier and starring Virginia McKenna, Bill Travers and Yvonne Mitchell. It is also known by the alternative title Storm Over Jamaica. It was based on a best-selling 1949 novel by Richard Mason called The Shadow and the Peak.

  9. Bill Travers - Wikipedia › wiki › Bill_Travers

    Travers briefly returned to Britain to make a comedy, The Smallest Show on Earth (1957), with his second wife Virginia McKenna, whom he had married in 1957. Back in Hollywood, he was Eleanor Parker's character's love interest in The Seventh Sin (1957), a remake of a Greta Garbo film.

  10. Virginia McKenna Net Worth 2021, Age, Bio, Height, Facts, Wiki! › virginia-mckenna-net-worth

    Jan 29, 2021 · Virginia McKenna is best known as a Movie Actress. Golden Globe-nominated English actress who starred in Waterloo. She was born on June 7, 1931 in England. She starred in the 1970 film Waterloo with Rod Steiger.

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