Joan Plowright

British actress

Dame Joan Ann Plowright, Baroness Olivier DBE (born 28 October 1929), is an English actress. Her career has spanned over sixty years. She has won two Golden Globe Awards and a Tony Award and has been nominated for an Academy Award, an Emmy and two BAFTA Awards.[1][2] She was married to the actor Laurence Olivier from 1961 until his death in 1989.

The Right Honourable
The Lady Olivier
Joan Ann Plowright

(1929-10-28) 28 October 1929 (age 94)
Years active1948–2009
Spouse(s)Roger Gage
(m. 1953–1960, divorced)
Laurence Olivier
(m. 1961–1989, his death)
ChildrenSon and two daughters
RelativesDavid Plowright (brother, dead)
Plowright as Jo with Angela Lansbury as Helen in the Broadway play A Taste of Honey


  1. "Joan Plowright Biography". Yahoo! Movies. Retrieved 29 June 2007.
  2. Joan Plowright profile at

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