Pauline Melville

Pauline Melville

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    • January 1st, 1948
Pauline Melville was born in Guyana in 1948 of mixed European and Amerindian ancestry. She has worked as an actress, appearing in films such as Mona Lisa and British television programmes including the BBC Television comedy series 'The Young Ones', before turning her hand to writing in 1990. Her short stories and novels have been critically acclaimed, earning her numerous awards including the Commonwealth Writers' Prize, the Guardian Fiction Prize, the Whitbread First Novel Award, and the Guyana Prize for Literature


Acting (8 Credits)

2010Brighton Rock as Mother Superior
1993Shadowlands as Committee Chairwoman
1989How to Get Ahead in Advertising as Sylvia
1986Mona Lisa as George's Wife
1982Britannia Hospital as Clarissa
1980The Long Good Friday as Dora
1967Far from the Madding Crowd as Mrs. Tall
1967Ulysses as Prostitute

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