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Pauline Collins


Pauline Collins, British actress. Recipient Best Actress award British Academy Film and television Arts, 1989, Tony award for best actress in Shirley Valentine, 1989.


Collins, Pauline was born on September 3, 1940 in Exmouth, Devon, England. Daughter of William Henry and Mary Honora (Callanan) Collins.


Student, Center School Speech and Drama.


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  • Other Work

    • Made 1st appearence in A Gazelle in Park Lane, Theatre Royal, Windsor, England, 1962, 1st London appearance in Passion Flower Hotel, Prince of Wales, 1965. Appeared in The Erpingham Camp, 1967, The Happy Apple, 1967, 70, Importance of Being Earnest, 1968, Come As Your Are, 1970, Judies, 1974, Engaged, 1976, Confusions, 1976, Rattle of a Simple Man, 1980, Romantic Comdey, 1983, Shirley Valentine, 1988, 89. Television actress, since 1962, shows include No Honestly.Appearances include Upstairs Downstairs, Thomas and Sarah, Flowers of the Forest, 1995, The Ambassador, 1998. Also plays. Films include Shirley Valentine, 1989, City of Joy, 1992, My Mother's Courage, 1995, Paradise Road, 1997.


Married John Alderton. 3 children.

William Henry Collins

Mary Honora (Callanan) Collins

John Alderton