Shirley Anne Field Movies and Career Information
Jun 27, 1936
Shirley Anne Field (born 27 June 1938, Bolton, Lancashire) is a British actress who has performed on stage, film and television since 1955. Shirley Anne Field was born Shirley Broomfield. She and her brother were brought up in the Edgworth Children's Home and Orphanage because their mother was unable to care for them. Many years later, her brother would become a murder victim in the United States. Field married racing-driver Charlie Crichton-Stuart on 7 July 1967. Initially, she modelled in glamour photographs for magazines, including Reveille and Titbits. Her first appearance in a film was as an extra in Simon and Laura (1955). She was chosen by Laurence Olivier to play the prime female role in The Entertainer, 1960. The same year she appeared in probably her best known role as Doreen, the would-be girlfriend of rebellious Arthur Seaton (played by Albert Finney) in the influential British New Wave film Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (Her co-star Finney previously had a small role in The Entertainer). During the 1970s she spent some time on the stage before returning to films and TV appearances in the 1980s and 1990s. She wrote an autobiography A Time for Love (1991).