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Claire Bloom (with Richard Burton) in The Spy Who Came In From The Cold

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Claire Bloom getting shot in The Spy Who Came In From The Cold

Claire Bloom (1931 - )

Film DeathsEdit

  • Richard III (1955) [Lady Anne]: Killed (off-screen) by Laurence Olivier. Her body is not shown; we only learn of her death when Laurence mentions it in one of his monologues. She later appears as a ghost or hallucination when Laurence has a vision of several of his victims appearing to him.
  • Romeo and Juliet (1955) [Juliet]: Commits suicide by stabbing herself in the chest.
  • Anna Karenina (1961) [Anna Karenina]: Commits suicide by throwing herself under the wheels of a train.
  • The Chapman Report (1962) [Naomi Shields]: Commits suicide by taking a drug overdose. (Thanks to Gordon)
  • The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965) [Nan Perry]: Shot to death by guards when she tries to climb over the Berlin Wall with Richard Burton. The shooting and its aftermath are shown from a fairly far distance.
  • The Illustrated Man (1969) [Felicia]: Mauled to death (off-screen), along with Rod Steiger, by a computer-generated lion inside a "hologram" room. We only hear them screaming as we see the lion attack; her body is not shown afterwards.
  • Daylight (1996) [Eleanor Trilling]: Dies of hypothermia while trapped in the tunnel. (Thanks to Eugene)
  • Imogen's Face (1998) [Elinor]: Dies of a heart attack; her body is shown afterwards when Michael Byrne discovers her. (Thanks to Gordon)
  • Max Rose (2013) [Eva Rose]: Dies of old age/natural causes.

Television DeathsEdit

  • Henry VIII (1979; TV film) [Katherine of Aragon]: Presumably dies of cancer. (I haven't seen this version, so I don't know whether it covers her death.) (Thanks to PortsGuy)
  • Brideshead Revisited (1981; TV film) [Lady Marchmain]: Dies of an unspecified illness.
  • The Life and Death of King John (1984; TV film) [Constance]: Dies off-screen (I don't know the cause of death). (I haven't seen this version, but I've read a broad outline of Shakespeare's play, which includes a scene of a messenger bringing news of her death.)
  • The Theban Plays: Oedipus the King (1984) [Jocasta]: Commits suicide by hanging herself after discovering that she's unwittingly married her own son. (Thanks to Gordon)
  • Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna (1986) [Czarina Alexandra]: Executed, along with the rest of the royal family, by a firing squad of Bolsheviks.
  • The Mirror Crack'd (The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side) (1992; TV film) [Marina Gregg]: Poisoned, presumably by Barry Newman. (The 1980 version with Elizabeth Taylor presents the death as a suicide, but this version implies that it's murder.) (Thanks to Daniel)

Notable ConnectionsEdit

  • Ex-wife of Rod Steiger
  • Ex-wife of Hillard Elkins (producer)
  • Ex-wife of Philip Roth (novelist)
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