Monday, May 23, 2011
Claire Bloom talks about her life in theater and film, and working with legends like Vivien Leigh, Julie Harris, Yul Brynner, Rod Steiger, Charlton Heston, Jane Fonda, Paul Newman, George C. Scott, and Sylvester Stallone. Charlie Chaplin cast Bloom as the emotionally crippled ballerina in "Limelight" when she was just 18. She has since starred on stage as Juliet, Cordelia, Ophelia, and most of the other great Shakespeare heroines, as well as in "The Trojan Women," "Hedda Gabler," "A Doll’s House," and "A Streetcar Named Desire." She’s been in such classic films as "Richard III," "Alexander the Great," "Look Back in Anger," "The Spy Who Came in from the Cold," and she played Queen Mary in the this year’s, "The King’s Speech."