Vivien Merchant

Vivien Merchant
1929 - 1982

Vivien Merchant  British Actress

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Vivien Merchant passed away on 3rd Oct 1982 aged 53.


Vivien Merchant was previously married to Harold Pinter (1956 - 1980).


British Actress Vivien Merchant was born on 22nd July, 1929 in Manchester, Lancashire, England and passed away on 3rd Oct 1982 London, England aged 53. She is most remembered for Frenzy. Her zodiac sign is Cancer.

Vivien Merchant was in an on-screen matchup with Michael Caine in Alfie (1966).

Vivien Merchant is a member of the following lists: Actresses from Manchester, Booker authors' division and 20th-century English actresses.


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First Name Vivien
Last Name Merchant
Age 53 (age at death) years
Birthday 22nd July, 1929
Birthplace Manchester, Lancashire, England
Died 3rd October, 1982
Place of Death London, England
Cause of Death Acute alcoholism."drank herself to death."
Build Slim
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality British
Occupation Actress
Claim to Fame Frenzy

Vivien Merchant (born Ada Brand Thomson; 22 July 1929 – 3 October 1982) was an English actress. She began her career in 1942 and became known for dramatic roles on stage and in films. In 1956, she married the playwright Harold Pinter and performed in many of his plays.

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Vivien Merchant53 CancerActress
Harold Pinter78 LibraWriter




A Tale of Two Cities1980Miss ProssTV Show
Breakaway1980Isabel BlackTV Show
The Man in the Iron Mask1977Maria TheresaTV Movie
Secret Army1977Mlle. GunetTV Show
The Velvet Glove1977Elizabeth FryTV Show
The Lover1977SarahTV Movie
The Maids1975MadameMovie
The Homecoming1973RuthMovie
Frenzy1972Mrs. OxfordMovie
The Offence1972Maureen JohnsonMovie
Under Milk Wood1972Mrs. PughMovie
A War of Children1972Nora TomeltyTV Movie
Crown Court1972JudgeTV Show
Aquarius1970Anna in Old TimesTV Show
Wicked Women1970Augusta FullenTV Show
Alfred the Great1969FredaMovie
ITV Saturday Night Theatre1969Audley, Augusta Fullam, Maureen InstanceTV Show
Softly Softly: Task Force1969Maggie JarmanTV Show
ITV Playhouse1967TessaTV Show
NBC Experiment in Television1967TV Show
Alfie1966Lily ClamacraftMovie
Seven Deadly Sins1966JaneTV Show
BBC Play of the Month1965Dona AnaTV Show
Thirty-Minute Theatre1965EllaTV Show
Tea Party1965TV Movie
Theatre 6251964Natalia PetrovnaTV Show
The Lover1963SarahTV Movie
Maupassant1963Freda DowieTV Show
Studio 41962OliviaTV Show
Infamous John Friend, The1959Landlady of the 'Crown' InnTV Movie
Armchair Theatre1956GirlTV Show
ITV Play of the Week1955Kathy Grayson, Joan BrownTV Show
ITV Television Playhouse1955Angela Fairbourne, Stella, Rose BlatchfordTV Show
BBC Sunday-Night Theatre1950Elsa PerkinsTV Show
Virtuoso1948Miss ColemanMovie
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