BirthdayNovember 13, 1930
BirthplaceEdinburgh, UK

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  1. About Adrienne Corri

    Full name: Adrienne Corri
    Also known as: Adrienne Corri, Corri, Adrienne
    Professions: British actor
    Occupation: Actress

  2. Adrienne Corri Measurements

    Height: 5' 7" (1.7 m)

  3. Adrienne Corri Known for

    A Clockwork Orange (1971), Doctor Zhivago (1965), Vampire Circus (1972), The River (1951)

  4. Adrienne Corri Biography

    Adrienne Corri (born 13 November 1931 Glasgow, Scotland) is a British actress. She was born Adrienne Riccoboni, the daughter of Olive Smethurst and Italian father Luigi Riccoboni (sometimes spelt Reccobini). Her distinctive auburn hair came from her mother's Lancastrian Mancunian Smethurst family. In the 1930s her father Luigi (known as Louis) ran the Crown Hotel, Callander, Perthshire. She had one brother.Despite having significant roles in many films, Corri is most notable for one of her smaller parts, that of Mrs. Alexander, the wife of the writer Frank Alexander, in Stanley Kubrick's 1971 dystopian film A Clockwork Orange. Though not originally cast in this role, she was brought in after the first actress left. Corri was offered the role after two actresses had already withdrawn from the film, one of them, according to Malcolm McDowell (Alex in the film), because she found it "too humiliating -– because it involved having to be perched, naked, on Warren Clarke's (playing Dim the Droog) shoulders for weeks on end while Stanley decided which shot he liked the best." Corri had no such qualms about appearing naked, joking to McDowell, "Well Malcolm, you’re about to find out that I’m a real redhead." Corri has appeared in many films, notably as Valerie in Jean Renoir's movie The River (1951), as Lara's mother in David Lean's Dr. Zhivago (1965) and in the Otto Preminger thriller Bunny Lake is Missing. She also appeared in a number of horror and suspense films from the 1950s until the 1970s including Devil Girl from Mars, The Tell-Tale Heart, A Study in Terror and Vampire Circus. She also appeared as Therese Duval in Revenge of the Pink Panther. The range and versatility of her acting is shown by appearances in such diverse productions as the 1969 science fiction movie Moon Zero Two where she played opposite the ever dependable character actor Sam Kydd (Len the barman), and again in 1969, in Twelfth Night, directed by John Sichel, as the Countess Olivia, where she played opposite Alec Guinness (Malvolio).Her television credits include Angelica in Sword of Freedom (1958), Yolanda in The Invisible Man episode "Crisis in the Desert", a regular role in A Family at War and You're Only Young Twice, a 1971 television play by Jack Trevor Story, as Mena in the Doctor Who story "The Leisure Hive" and guest starred as the mariticidal Liz Newton in the UFO episode "The Square Triangle". She also was in two episodes of "Danger Man," the first being the well-known surreal "The Ubiquitous Mr. Lovegrove," (1965) as assistant to Mr. Alexander, Elaine, as well as "Whatever Happened To George Foster," (1965) in which she played Pauline, a journalist acquaintance of "John Drake." She was equally at home in the classics of British theater, giving an outstanding performance as Lady Fidget in the BBC play of the month, Wycherley's Restoration comedy The Country Wife.She has had a major stage career, appearing regularly both in London and in the p

  5. Adrienne Corri Family

    Spouse: Daniel Massey (actor)

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