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Claire Bloom

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."

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Comments [9]

Carl eiger from California

I hate this bitch. She certainly knows how to play the female/victim card. She threw her own daughter under the bus to advance her relationship with Philip Roth. She tried to overturn her pre-nup with him for the money after they broke up. A total opportunist and loser. She's all alone now, of course. Three marriages and three divorces; in between she tried unsuccessfully to break up BOTH of Burton's TWO marriages! Now she's ugly too, on top of everyhing else. You eventually look like what you actually are.
OK PR flaks and brown-nosers - the floor is yours.

Apr. 19 2013 10:53 PM
Elan from Vermont

I'm leaving these comments after the fact, but found this online after reading Bloom's 'Leaving A Doll's House' today in one sitting ... Question is, why didn't Mr. Lapote?

Claire Bloom, in the event you see this one day, thank you for an amazing read. You have been one of my favorite actresses since I saw you in The Spy w/Burton ... I was all of ten but thought you were both amazing. Best wishes ... P.S. How DID you survive that big sniverling whiner in the diaper all those years?

Jun. 13 2011 06:48 PM
a g from n j

i agree with soupygirl,lenny sounds as if he is impersonating a steam roller. he sounds as if he is pounding claire bloom. it's hard to listen to this.

May. 23 2011 06:08 PM

Lenny! You are sounding really oafish here, c'mon!

May. 23 2011 01:48 PM
Bruce Pribram from Kensington, Brooklyn

I am more interested in those she regards as models and/or teachers to her acting. Also, insofar as can be described, I'd like to hear how she works on a role.

May. 23 2011 01:32 PM
Tony from Canarsie

Yesterday, WLIW reran an episode of "Doc Martin" in which Ms. Bloom played the doctor's unpleasant (to say the least) mother. A beautiful performance and terrific chemistry with another great actor, John Woodvine. That particular program was from 2005, but I hope she'll return in future episodes.

May. 23 2011 01:27 PM

Hope she talks about her past loves: Richard Burton (raging love affair of many years duration) Rod Steiger, and Philip Roth.

May. 23 2011 01:09 PM
Mike from Tribeca

I have Chaplin's "Limelight" on my ipod. Ms. Bloom is, of course, superb in it. Was that her debut film?

May. 23 2011 12:48 PM
jgarbuz from Queens

Talk about a "blast from the past," I can't wait to hear what she has to say. If she's made it this long, it must be a lot.

May. 23 2011 12:12 PM

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