|Pauline Collins Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 2 in|
|Date of Birth||September 3, 1940|
Pauline Collins is a British actress, voiceover artist, and stage actress who has worked extensively in the entertainment industry and has won several accolades throughout her career. She received an Academy Award nomination for her work in the film Shirley Valentine and is also known for her roles in projects like Upstairs, Downstairs, Thomas & Sarah, Paradise Road, Albert Nobbs, The Time of Their Lives, City of Joy, The Ambassador, Forever Green, From Time to Time, and Mrs Caldicot’s Cabbage War. For her services to drama, Pauline Collins was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the 2001 Birthday Honours.
Pauline A. Collins
Exmouth, Devon, England, United Kingdom
Hampstead, London, England, United Kingdom
Pauline Collins studied at Sacred Heart High School and the Central School of Speech and Drama in London.
Actress, Voiceover Artist, Stage Actress, Former Teacher
- Father – William Henry Collins (School Headmaster)
- Mother – Mary Honora (née Callanan) (Schoolteacher)
- Others – Jeremiah Joseph Callanan (Great-Uncle) (Poet)
She has been repped by Independent Talent Group Ltd., Talent Agency, London, England, United Kingdom.
5 ft 2 in or 157.5 cm
62 kg or 136.5 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Pauline Collins has dated –
- Tony Rohr – She was previously in a relationship with actor Tony Rohr and they parent a daughter named Louise who was adopted. They were reunited when Louise was 22 years old.
- John Alderton (1969-Present) – In the year 1969, she got married to actor John Alderton and they have been blessed with 3 children – a daughter named Kate Alderton (b. 1972) and 2 sons named Nicholas John Alderton (b. 1973) and Richard Antony Alderton (b. 1977).
Race / Ethnicity
Pauline Collins is of Irish descent.
Collins appeared in a TV commercial for Maxwell House coffee in 1981.
She was raised as a Roman Catholic.
Pauline Collins Facts
- She spent her childhood years growing up in Wallasey, Cheshire.
- Before beginning with her acting pursuits, she was employed as a teacher until 1962.
- From 1971 to 1973, Pauline Collins played the role of Sarah Moffat in the television drama series Upstairs, Downstairs, and this role got her nominated for a British Academy Television Award for “Best Actress”.
- She was cast in the titular role in the play Shirley Valentine for which she won the Laurence Olivier Award for “Best Actress” and the Tony Award for “Best Actress in a Play”.
- Alongside Tom Conti, Pauline Collins co-starred as Shirley Valentine-Bradshaw in the romantic comedy-drama film, Shirley Valentine, in 1989. This performance got her nominated for an Academy Award for “Best Actress” as well as a Golden Globe Award for “Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy” while she bagged the BAFTA Award for “Best Actress in a Leading Role”, Evening Standard British Film Award for “Best Actress” and Golden Apple Award for “Female Discovery of the Year”.
- Collins’s autobiography titled Letter to Louise was released in 1992.
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