Angela Lansbury first appeared in ‘Gaslight’ followed by ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray,’ for which she won her first ‘Golden Globe Award’ and also bagged in two ‘Academy Award’ nominations. She gained widespread acclaim for her performance in ‘The Manchurian Candidate.’ She bagged in a range of awards for her performance in ‘Mame,’ a Broadway musical where she played the lead. She was seen playing the lead in various stage musicals, including ‘The King and I,’ ‘Gypsy,’ and ‘Sweeney Todd.’ She also starred in the hit film ‘Bedknobs and Broomsticks,’ produced by Disney. Some of her other notable works include, ‘Samson and Delilah,’ ‘Beauty and The Beast,’ ‘Nanny McPhee,’ ‘Mr. Pooper’s Penguins,’ ‘Mary Poppins Returns,’ and ‘Death on the Nile,’ amongst various others. She is the recipient of an ‘Honorary Oscar,’ an ‘Olivier Award,’ and has bagged in six ‘Golden Globe Awards,’ and five ‘Tony Awards.’
Towards the end of the Korean War, a platoon of captured US soldiers is taken to Manchuria by their captors. Three days later, Staff Sergeant Raymond Shaw and Captain Bennett Marco return to UN lines and eventually to the USA to a hero’s welcome. But very soon, Marco starts having terrible nightmare, unaware that he has been brainwashed by the communists.
After her aunt, a famous opera singer passes away, Paula is sent to study in Italy so that she can become a great opera singer as well. There, she falls for a a man named Gregory Anton. They return together to London, but, soon it seems that Gregory is trying to hide something. Meanwhile, Paula also struggles to retain her sanity.
The Picture of Dorian Gray is a horror drama mystery romance film which tells the story of Dorian Gray, a handsome and wealthy young woman, who, despite his intelligence, is quite naïve and easily manipulated. While visiting a tavern, he falls for a beautiful singer named Sibyl. Soon, a romance begins, despite disapproval from James, her brother.
Based on a 1957 Broadway play, the film follows the life of an out of work traveling salesman, his frigid wife and two children. Because he cannot bring himself to tell his wife that he has lost his job he behaves strangely, which leads to accusation and counter accusation, making him storm out of the house to go to a local widow’s beauty salon and fall asleep on her sofa.
A conman hears rumours about his late father's pyromaniac tendencies upon arrival in his hometown. Meanwhile, he impresses the civic leader who considers him to be a suitable prospective husband for his daughter.
A former jockey, Mi Taylor mentors Velvet Brown, a young girl who wants her horse to win the England's Grand National race. Velvet gets her steed with her determination and encouragement of her family. However, on the big day, some last-minute issues arise with the jockey resulting in an unexpected rider to take over as a replacement.
Death on the Nile is a mystery drama film which tells the story of detective Hercule Poirot, who is on a luxurious cruise down the Nile. However, when a newlywed rich heiress gets killed along with few others, it is up to Poirot to find the killer before the ship reaches its destination.
Konrad is a charismatic young man from the countryside who finds work as a butler at the home of Countess Herthe von Ornstein. Since he wants to climb the social and financial leader, he eventually attempts to seduce the gay son of Ornstein.
The Three Musketeers is an action adventure drama film which revolves around D’Artagnan, a young provincial noble who comes to Paris, hoping to become a Musketeer. Throughout his journey, he meets love, and also gets involved in politics. Meanwhile, he also develops a friendship with three Musketeers.
The Pirates of Penzance is a romantic comedy musical film which tells tells the story of a young pirate who decides to leave his band of pirates on his 21st birthday. However, things get complicated because he was born on Feb. 29, and therefore it is technically not his 21st birthday.
Wealthy and aged, Mary Herries, lives in her London home with her housemaid Rose. Having a passion for art and fine furniture, she meets Henry, a young and struggling painter, who talks her into letting him live in her home with his wife and child. Mary realizes her folly when he holds them captive in their bedroom, and announces that he is her nephew and that she has a mental breakdown.
Delilah is a beautiful courtesan, who tries to seduce Samson, one of the strongest men of his time. Her goal is to avenge her sister’s death and to know the secret behind Samson's strength.
Georges Duroy, an opportunistic journalist, uses women to climb the social ladder in the Paris elite. He meets Clotilde de Marelle through friend Charles and his wife Madeleine. Though they fall in love, he leaves Clotilde to marry Madeleine after Charles’ death. Later, he divorces Madeleine with fake infidelity charges and marries Suzanne Walters. Ultimately, devious Georges ends up paying for his manipulations.
Widower Cedric Brown is struggling to control his seven unruly children ever since the death of his wife. The only person they listen to is the scullery-maid Evangeline. When everything seems lost and the family’s financial security is threatened by their benefactor Lady Adelaide Stitch, a magical Nanny McPhee turns up to save the day.
During Great Depression, Flavia Mills and her family live in Manhattan tenement, where her cheerfulness brightens-up everyone around. When her Aunt Susan’s fiancé Steve returns after one year, overjoyed Flavia helps him get on with his old life, unaware that he had been in prison. She is disillusioned after learning the truth, but with angels like Flavia around, miracles aren’t far off.
Attorney Craig Carlson is in love with his client Myra Leeds, who is being tried for murder. He gets an acquittal for her, only to learn later that she did commit the crime. Feeling guilty, Carlson has to bring her to justice, but knows that she cannot be tried twice for same crime. So he designs a plan to entrap the perpetrator.
The Greatest Story Ever Told is a historical drama film which revolves around the life and the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth, presented in two parts.
Based on the 1947 novel Vespers in Vienna, this American drama film, tells the story of British Colonel Michael Nicobar, who is assigned to a unit in the British Zone of Vienna. His duty is aiding the Soviet authorities repatriate their citizens, though many of them prefer not to return.
This drama film tells the story of Mark Sabre, an author and publisher, who is in an unhappy marriage, with Mabel, a cold and humorless woman, who spends most of her time gossiping. However, he eventually finds out that his former lover, Nona, who still has feelings for Mark, is returning to the town.
Remains to be Seen is a musical crime comedy film which tells the story of a girl named Jody, who is a singer. Her life takes a dangerous turn when she is the prime suspect when her uncle is murdered.
The Mirror Crack’d is a mystery thriller film which revolves around Jane Marple, a detective who is called in to investigate, after a local woman in an English village is poisoned and killed. The locals however believe that the intended victim was actually a visiting movie star, who is filming a drama about Mary, Queen of Scots, and Elizabeth I, former Queen of England.
Mister Buddwing, an Oscar nominated film based on Evan Hunter’s eponymous novel, tells the story of a man in search of his forgotten identity. Unable to remember who he is, the protagonist wanders through the streets of Manhattan, calling himself Buddwing, meeting many women he thinks he knows. Will he be able to regain his memory?.
Divorced real-estate entrepreneur, Thomas Popper Jr., ends up inheriting the penguin, Captain, after the death of his father. An accidental miscommunication later, he ends up receiving five more penguins. Although the penguins’ antics annoy him, they help him come closer to his two children and salvage his relationship with his ex-wife.
In 1803 France, a notorious masked highwayman who is known by the name of Purple Mask rescues imprisoned nobles from the guillotine and also harasses the revolutionary officials. To put an end to his activities, Napoleon sends a police captain Rochet after him, but Rochet ends up being taken captive.
Season of Passion is a comedy drama film which revolves around two sugarcane cutters who are also best friends. Every year, they spend their five-month vacations having fun with their girlfriends. However, few unexpected events force them to reassess their lives.
Moll Flanders, a young orphaned girl, grows up to become a servant for the town’s mayor. Moll seduces the mayor's older son but he abandons her eventually. She gets married to the younger son, a drunkard, who dies soon, leaving her as a young widow. After changing multiple employers, she eventually ends up as a thief.
Austrian Princess, Olympia, falls in love with Pittsburg mining engineer Charlie Foster who is not of noble birth. But her father Prince Philip wants her to marry the Prince of Prussia. With a royal scandal breathing down the neck, will true love survive?
A biographical film, based on the life of screen siren, Jean Harlow, this Paramount production opens with Harlow as a struggling extra and bit actress, pushed into the business by her a greedy stepfather and an oblivious mother. Mentored by Arthur Landau, she later rises to fame, only to meet a tragic end.
Mutiny is an adventure film which takes us to the War of 1812. Captain James Marshall is assigned to sail through the British blockade and bring back a French loan in gold. However, the secret leaks out, which leads to many people attempting to steal it.
Although Sam is very devoted and overly protective about his chronically ill wife Christine, their marriage is not working, mainly because she wants a little space. At this juncture, she is introduced to Sam’s co-worker, Murray, who is also unhappy in his marriage. They quickly develop a bond and decide to go for a vacation in Greece.
Retired actuary Warren Schmidt, who is struggling with his dull life, becomes estranged from his daughter Jeannie after she accuses him of not caring enough for his recently deceased wife Helen. Believing Jeannie can do better than waterbed salesman Randall, he travels to Denver in an attempt to postpone her wedding, which becomes a journey of self-realization.
Beauty and the Beast is an animated fantasy romantic film which tells the story of Belle, a beautiful young woman, who is forced to live with an ugly beast in exchange for the freedom of her father. Things take a turn when she realizes that the beast is actually a prince who has been cursed to live as a hideous monster.
The Last Unicorn is an animated fantasy adventure film which tells the story of a young unicorn who comes to know that the evil King Haggard is planning to eliminate all the unicorns in the world. She decides to seek the help of a sorcerer, and save the unicorns from extinction.
In 1916, Anastasia, the daughter of Czar Nicholas II, gets separated from her grandmother. Years later, she is found by two con men but she has very vague memories of her childhood. The con men, who think she is just a look alike of the princess, decide to take her to her grandmother and earn a reward. However problems await them in form of Grigori Rasputin.
This fantasy adventure comedy film takes us to 1940, to the time during the Battle of Britain. The film tells the story of three kids, Charlie, Carrie, and Paul, who are evacuated from London, and placed under the reluctant care of a witch named Miss Eglantine. Initially, they plan to run back to London, but they change their minds after learning that Miss Eglantine has magical powers. She reveals that she is learning magic to help the British forces win the war against the Germans.
Based on Dr. Seuss’ 1957 book, Grinch Stole Christmas, the story centers on a green colored, pot-bellied creature called Grinch, who lives in isolation with his faithful dog. He becomes furious when his neighbors, a bunch of warm hearted humanoids called the Whos, start celebrating Christmas noisily, and decides to sabotage it.
Angela Lansbury Awards
|Murder, She Wrote||Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama||1992|
|Murder, She Wrote||Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama||1990|
|Murder, She Wrote||Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama||1987|
|Murder, She Wrote||Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama||1985|
|The Manchurian Candidate||Best Supporting Actress||1963|
|The Picture of Dorian Gray||Best Supporting Actress||1946|
|Winner||Favorite Female Performer in a New TV Program||1985|
|Winner||Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema||1991|
|Winner||Best Score From an Original Cast Show Album||1967|
|Winner||Best Cast Show Album||1980|
|Winner||Best Engineered Recording, Classical||1980|