1999 Tony Nominee: Claire Bloom (Featured Actress, Play, Electra)

Tony Awards   1999 Tony Nominee: Claire Bloom (Featured Actress, Play, Electra)
 
Claire Bloom played Clytemnestra in the Broadway revival of Sophocles' Electra. She joined the London-born production at the McCarter Theatre of Princeton, NJ, where all roles of the David Leveaux-directed show -- aside from star Zoe Wanamaker -- were recast.
Claire Bloom in Electra.
Claire Bloom in Electra. Photo by Photo by T. Charles Erickson

Claire Bloom played Clytemnestra in the Broadway revival of Sophocles' Electra. She joined the London-born production at the McCarter Theatre of Princeton, NJ, where all roles of the David Leveaux-directed show -- aside from star Zoe Wanamaker -- were recast.

The London-born Bloom has appeared in dozens of productions on both sides of the Atlantic. She made her London debut in Christopher Fry's The Lady's Not for Burning, starring opposite Richard Burton. Since then, Bloom has become particularly known for her work in the plays of Shakespeare and Ibsen. She won the Evening Standard Award for her performance in A Streetcar Named Desire. Film work includes Chaplin's "Limelight," "The Man Between" and "Richard III."

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