Pippa Guard est une actrice écossaise née le 13 octobre 1952 à Édimbourg (Royaume-Uni).

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  • Pippa Guard est une actrice écossaise née le 13 octobre 1952 à Édimbourg (Royaume-Uni).
  • Philippa Ann Guard (born 13 October 1952) is a British actress.Guard was born in Edinburgh, Scotland and belongs to a well-known theatrical family, whose members include her uncle Philip Guard, cousins Christopher Guard and Dominic Guard, and younger brother Alex Guard. Her father was an engineer who moved the family to Kent and then to Canada. Guard briefly attended the University of Montreal, first studying English and drama and then nursing, before returning to Britain to attend the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. She left RADA in 1975 as winner of the Ronson, Kendall and Pole prizes and was named as "Britain's Most Promising Actress".She joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1976, and first attracted attention when she took over the role of Juliet from a sick Francesca Annis. She played Hermia in John Barton's 1977 production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, Luciana in Trevor Nunn's musical Comedy of Errors and Evie in Factory Birds. As The Stratfordians notes, Guard appeared destined for a classical stage career but she has become best known as a television actress.In 1978 Guard left the RSC and won the role of Maggie Tulliver in a BBC serialisation of The Mill on the Floss (1978), followed by Barbara Mallen in The Mallens (Granada 1979), Maria in Maria Marten (BBC, 1980), Prue in To the Lighthouse (BBC, 1982) and three roles for the BBC Television Shakespeare: Miranda in The Tempest (1979), Diana in All's Well that Ends Well (1980) and, once again, Hermia in A Midsummer Night's Dream (1981). (On BBC Radio, she also played Tess in Tess of the d'Urbervilles in 1982 and Bella Wilfer in Our Mutual Friend in 1984). However, her stated desire for more contemporary and diverse roles was evident in her portrayal of a 22nd-century woman in the Play for Today The Flipside of Dominick Hide (1980) and its sequel Another Flip for Dominick (1982). She also portrayed P. D. James' sleuth Cordelia Gray in an adaptation of An Unsuitable Job for a Woman (1981), her only film role.In 1984, Guard played Edith Holden in a twelve-part adaptation of The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady (Central). This drama attracted a peak audience of 13 million viewers and raised Guard's public profile considerably, but it effectively marked the end of the first phase of her television career. In 1981 she had married the BBC production manager and director Steve Goldie and in July 1984 she gave birth to their daughter Sama. She did not return to television until 1986, although she focussed on her stage career in the meantime, playing Antigone at the National Theatre (1984) and Faye in A Chorus of Disapproval in the West End (1986). In 1986, she played an abusive mother in the award-winning A Couple of Charlies (Central) and an abused wife in The Life and Loves of a She-Devil (BBC), marking a radical shift in her TV persona.She then returned to the Royal Shakespeare Company for two years, where her roles included Natasha in Three Sisters Caresse Crosby in Divine Gossip (Barbican, 1988) and Katherine in The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (Barbican, 1991), although she did not play any major Shakespearean roles. In the 1990s, Guard re-established her television career, favouring contemporary and comic parts. Her first major project was the sitcom Close to Home, with Paul Nicholas (LWT, 1990), followed by two series of the comedy-drama The Riff Raff Element (BBC, 1993–94), All or Nothing at All with Hugh Laurie (LWT, 1993), John Sullivan's Roger Roger (BBC, 1998-2000), and two series of The Creatives (1998-2000), plus many guest appearances. She also featured in an episode of the Poirot series "The ABC murder", in 1992. In her "second" television career, Guard successfully demonstrated her versatility. However, she was usually cast as the love interest of the male star, or as a member of an ensemble cast, rather than as the leading lady. Her last known screen appearance was in Roger Roger (2003).In 1998, she graduated with a first-class degree in English and drama from the University of Greenwich. After gaining an MPhil from Royal Holloway, University of London, she gained a PhD in 2005 on early modern drama from the same institution. Guard now works as a lecturer and drama programme leader at the University of Greenwich, her published research includes "A Defence of the First English Actress", and appeared on BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour to discuss Shakespeare's women.
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  • Pippa Guard est une actrice écossaise née le 13 octobre 1952 à Édimbourg (Royaume-Uni).
  • Philippa Ann Guard (born 13 October 1952) is a British actress.Guard was born in Edinburgh, Scotland and belongs to a well-known theatrical family, whose members include her uncle Philip Guard, cousins Christopher Guard and Dominic Guard, and younger brother Alex Guard. Her father was an engineer who moved the family to Kent and then to Canada.
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