About Claire Bloom
Claire Bloom CBE (born 15 February 1931) is an English actress. She is known for leading roles in plays such as ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’, ‘A Doll’s House’, and ‘Long Day’s Journey into Night’, and has starred in nearly sixty films and is one of the last surviving stars from the Golden Age of Hollywood. In 1952, Bloom was discovered by Hollywood film star Charlie Chaplin to co-star alongside him in Limelight.
During her film career, she starred alongside numerous major actors, including Richard Burton, Laurence Olivier, John Gielgud, Paul Scofield, Ralph Richardson, Yul Brynner, George C. Scott, James Mason, Paul Newman, Cliff Robertson, Anthony Hopkins and Rod Steiger. In 2010, Bloom played the role of Queen Mary in the British film ‘The King’s Speech’. She was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2013 Birthday Honours for services to drama. With an extensive filmography spanning 70 years, Bloom’s acting career is still active as of 2019, making her most recent appearance in ‘Summer of Rockets’. Learn More…