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Belle Stewart

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Minus the efforts of Belle Stewart (given birth to: Belle Perthshire), a lot of Scotland’s traditional folk songs and stories could have been lost. Taught her father’s repertoire by her brothers, Donald and Andy, she became a nationwide treasure. Her albums — like the Stewarts of Blair, released in 1965, and Queen One of the Heather: Scots Traditional Tracks and Ballads, released 11 years afterwards — released many listeners to Scotland’s musical past. The girl of journeying folk, a caste of nomadic craftsmen whose descendants produced weaponry and ornamentation for the historic clans from the Highlands, Stewart became the pallbearer for the caste’s dental traditions. Her dad, Donald “Dan” MacGregor, a tinsmith, fisherman, and beginner ballad singer, passed away when she was seven a few months old. To keep the family members together, her mom quit the nomadic lifestyle and settled right into a house in Blairgowrie. Beyond accompanying her hubby, Alec Stewart, whom she wedded in 1925, on regular forays to his ancestral house in Ireland, Stewart journeyed very little. Throughout their initial trip in the first ’20s, she discovered that lots of of her husband’s family members had been pipers, dancers, performers, and storytellers. His dad was, actually, a nationwide champ piper. Stewart initial came to the eye of folklorists within the middle-’60s when Hamish Henderson, a folk music collector for the institution of Scottish Research, found Blairgowrie seeking somebody who understood the outdated folksong, “The Berryfields of Blair.” Directed to Stewart, Henderson strike mom lode. Not merely did she understand the tune, she possessed an exceptionally huge repertoire of traditional folksongs and ballads and originals that she wrote for weddings as well as other events. Henderson was therefore impressed that he booked amount of time in the studio room at the institution of Scottish Research Audio Archives and documented Stewart singing as much tracks as she could remember with her hubby, who passed away of leukemia in 1981, and daughters, Sheila and Cathie. Phrase of Stewart’s amazing capability to recall tracks from days gone by pass on quickly and she was stopped at often by folksong enthusiasts, music artists, and musicologists. Once the initial Traditional Music and Tune Association Festival happened in Blairgowrie, Stewart and her family members were presented performers. Their target audience was extended to Britain after Ewan MacColl presented them in a Radio Ballad. MacColl and his wife and musical collaborator Peggy Seeger later on published a biography of Stewart and her family members, ‘Til Doomsday within the Afternoon, which was released by Manchester University or college Press. Stewart’s great legacy as “custodian from the Perthshire family’s folklore,” continues to be exceeded to Sheila, who proceeds to execute the tunes and tales of Scot’s Traveller tradition. A assortment of Stewart’s tales, The Ruler o’ the Dark Art, was released by Ardeen University or college Press in 1987.

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Died September 4, 1997, Blairgowrie and Rattray, United Kingdom
Profession Singer
Music Songs The Berryfields of Blair, The Twa Brothers, Queen Among the Heather, Betsy Belle, The Soft Country Chiel, The Bonnie Wee Lassie Fae Gouroch, Blooming Caroline o' Edinburgh Toon, Whistlin' at the Ploo', Here's a Health to All True Lovers, Busk, Busk, Bonnie Lassie, Ower Yon Hill There Lives a Lassie, The Overgate, Frank and Ruby, Leezie Lindsay, Loch Dhui, Bogie's Bonnie Belle, The Tenpenny Bit / She Moves Through the Fair, Late Last Night, The Festival O' Blair, Bonnie House O'Airlie, The Berry Fields O'Blair, Huntingtower, The Bonnie Wee Lassie frae Gourock, Dowie Dens o’ Yarrow, Betsy Bell, In London’s Fair City, Caroline of Edinburgh Town
Albums Queen Among the Heather


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1 Daughter, Justine Malle, with Louis Malle.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Armenia Commedia 2017 post-production Maya Dawn Lewis
La duchesse de Varsovie 2015 Nina
Valentin Valentin 2014 Sylvia
Merry Christmas 2013 Maya Dawn Lewis
The Hidden Face 2011 Emma
Keep You 2011 Video short Young Melissa
Ma compagne de nuit 2011 La mère de Julia
Les châtaigniers du désert 2010 TV Mini-Series Eleanor Campbell
À deux c'est plus facile 2009 TV Movie Madeleine
Bazar 2009 Joanna
Wrong Way 2008 Short Sonia
New Love 2007 Short Lani
Nessuna qualità agli eroi 2007 La madre di Bruno
El cantor 2005 Edna
Mon petit doigt m'a dit... 2005 Mme Boscovan
Marie Antoinette 2005 TV Movie Marie Thérèse
Faut-il tuer le clown? 2004 TV Movie Gabrielle Chassagne
Rien, voilà l'ordre 2003 Alexandra Stewart
Lola, qui es-tu Lola? 2003 TV Series La comtesse Francsesca Vitaldi
Croon 2002 TV Movie Beatrice
Les filles, personne s'en méfie 2002 La femme cliente
Red Eye 2001 TV Movie Viviane Garnot
Fifi Martingale 2001 L'ambassadrice
Under the Sand 2000 Amanda
La candide madame Duff 2000 Tante Lou
Seven Servants 1996 Hilda
Highlander 1994 TV Series Catherine Legris
John 1992 Short Jane Clayton
Jo et Milou 1992 TV Movie Victoria
Warburg: A Man of Influence 1992 TV Mini-Series Lucia Warburg
Il segno del comando 1992 TV Movie
The First Circle 1992 TV Movie Aletvina Makaraguine
Les cinq dernières minutes 1987-1991 TV Series Gaelle / Henriette Chayoleau
The Thriller 1990 TV Movie Betty Trenton
Monsieur 1990 Mme Dubois-Lacour
S.O.S. disparus 1990 TV Mini-Series Hélène
Le retour de Lemmy Caution 1989 TV Movie Domino
Les jeux de société 1989 TV Movie
Haute tension 1989 TV Series
Champagne Charlie 1989 TV Movie Cécile
Lance et compte III 1989 TV Series Joan Faulkner
Les soeurs du Nord 1989 TV Movie Hélène Frank
Bordertown 1989 TV Series Alexandra Cord
La mort mystérieuse de Nina Chéreau 1988 TV Movie Suzanne
Welcome to Germany 1988 Mrs.
Frantic 1988 Edie
Under the Cherry Moon 1986 Mrs. Sharon
Sins 1986 TV Mini-Series Countess
Peau d'ange 1986 Héléna Werner
L'herbe rouge 1985 TV Movie Aglaé
Le deuxième couteau 1985 TV Movie Michèle Tessier
Une péniche nommée 'Réalité' 1985 TV Movie Mary
Mistral's Daughter 1984 TV Mini-Series Mary Jane Kilkullen
The Blood of Others 1984 Madeleine
Charlots connection 1984 Liane
Le bon plaisir 1984 Julie Hoffman
The Hitchhiker 1983 TV Series Jackie Winslow
Femmes 1983 Alexandra
Les dames à la licorne 1982 TV Movie Lady Harriet
La guérilléra 1982 Alexandrine
Le choc 1982 La femme de la première victime (uncredited)
Chassé-croisé 1982 Une femme sculpteur
Cercasi Gesù 1982 Francesca's mother
Your Ticket Is No Longer Valid 1981 Clara
Chanel Solitaire 1981 Nathalie
Madame Claude 2 1981 Mme Claude
Le beau monde 1981 TV Movie Diane
Bolero 1981 Alexandra
The Last Chase 1981 Eudora
Aiutami a sognare 1981 Magda
Final Assignment 1980 Sam O'Donnell
Phobia 1980 Barbara Grey
Agency 1980 Mimi
Le soleil en face 1980 Sandra
In Praise of Older Women 1978 Paula
La petite fille en velours bleu 1978 Théo Casarès
Emmanuelle 3 1977 Dorothée
The Uncanny 1977 Mrs. Blake (segment "Quebec Province 1975")
Julie pot-de-colle 1977 Delphine
Un animal doué de déraison 1976 Alexandra
Black Moon 1975 Sister Lily
The Heatwave Lasted Four Days 1974 Barbara Lawrence
The Destructors 1974 Rita
Bingo 1974 Hélène
Day for Night 1973 Stacey
Because of the Cats 1973 Feodora
Sugar Cookies 1973 uncredited
Far from Dallas 1972 Jean's Wife
L'homme qui revient de loin 1972 TV Mini-Series Fanny de la Boissière
Tanz auf dem Regenbogen 1972 TV Series Patricia (1972)
Les soleils de l'Ile de Pâques 1972 Alexandra
Les évasions célèbres 1972 TV Series Lucrezia
Où est passé Tom? 1971 Alexandra
Valparaiso, Valparaiso 1971 La paysanne
Zeppelin 1971 Stephanie
Ciel bleu 1971
Ils 1970 Hélène Jeanteur
The Man Who Had Power Over Women 1970 Frances
Kemek 1970 Marisa Love
Le lys dans la vallée 1970 TV Movie Arabelle
Slap in the Face 1970 Celestine
Waiting for Caroline 1969 Caroline
Bezeten - Het gat in de muur 1969 Marina
Bye bye, Barbara 1969 Eve Michelli
Only When I Larf 1968 Liz
The Bride Wore Black 1968 Mlle Becker
L'écume des jours 1968 Isis
La loi du survivant 1967 Hèléne
Maroc 7 1967 Michelle Craig
The Saint 1966 TV Series Natalie Sheridan
Marcia nuziale 1966 Nancy
Seaway 1965 TV Series Nicole Vanay
Secret Agent 1965 TV Series Jessica
Thrilling 1965 Frida (segment "Il vittimista")
Mickey One 1965 Jenny Drayton
Man Called Gringo 1965 Lucy Walton
La brûlure de mille soleils 1965 Short
Sans merveille 1964 TV Movie
Full Hearts and Empty Pockets 1964 Laura
Das große Liebesspiel 1963 Rektorengattin
Sweet and Sour 1963 Anna, la fille de couverture
The Fire Within 1963 Solange
Die endlose Nacht 1963 Juanita
Violenza segreta 1963 Elisabetta
Ro.Go.Pa.G. 1963 Alexandra (segment "Il nuovo mondo")
Bekenntnisse eines möblierten Herrn 1963 Prinzessin
Merci Natercia! 1963 Sandra
Homenaje a la hora de la siesta 1962 Marianne Graham
Le rendez-vous de minuit 1962 Jacqueline
Climats 1962 Misa
Une grosse tête 1962 Françoise
La morte-saison des amours 1961 Sandra
Les mauvais coups 1961 Hélène
La mort de Belle 1961 Belle
Exodus 1960 Jordana Ben Canaan
Trapped by Fear 1960 Véra
Tarzan the Magnificent 1960 Lori
Le bel âge 1960 Alexandra
L'eau à la bouche 1960 Séraphine Brett-Juval, aka Fifine
Deux hommes dans Manhattan 1959 Bit (uncredited)
Les liaisons dangereuses 1959 Une amie de Miguel (uncredited)
Les motards 1959 La speakerine
Club de femmes 1956

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sweet and Sour 1963 performer: "Les fonds flous"

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mrs Aylwood ne veut pas mourir 2014 Short thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
C'est la Vie Documentary filming Herself
Dans les coulisses de La Duchesse de Varsovie 2015 Video documentary short Herself
Bonjour Studio! 2015 Documentary Herself
Thé ou café 2015 TV Series Herself
Au Field de la nuit 2014 TV Series Herself
In Memoriam Bernadette Lafont 2014 Documentary Herself
Un jour, un destin 2011 TV Series documentary Herself
Il était une fois... 2011 TV Series documentary Herself
Vivement dimanche 2002-2008 TV Series Herself
Malle's Fire Within 2008 Video documentary short Herself
Louis Malle - Un cinéaste français 2006 TV Movie documentary Herself
Le dernier rétro 2003 TV Series documentary Herself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2000 TV Series Herself
Cinéma, de notre temps 2000 TV Series documentary Narrated by
Matin Bonheur 1996 TV Series Herself
Le fils de Gascogne 1995 Herself / En personne
La marche du siècle 1995 TV Series documentary Herself
Mardi cinéma 1983-1984 TV Series documentary Herself
Sans soleil 1983 Documentary Narrator (English version) (voice)
Les rendez-vous du dimanche 1980 TV Series Herself
Gala de l'union 1978 TV Series Herself
The Lynne Gordon Show 1977 TV Series Herself
Umano non umano 1972 Documentary
Samedi soir 1971 TV Series Herself
Paris aktuell 1968 TV Series documentary Herself
Dim Dam Dom 1967 TV Series Herself - Host

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Besessener Dieter - Ein Interview mit Produzent und Darsteller Dieter Geissler 2016 Video documentary short Marina (uncredited)
Vivement Truffaut 1985 TV Movie documentary Herself / Stacey

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1986 Best Actress Fantafestival Peau d'ange (1986)


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