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Elaine Paige

Biography

Delivered Elaine Bickerstaff within the springtime of 1951, Elaine Paige would continue to be perhaps one of the most recognizable brands in movie theater. She went to the Aida Foster Crisis College as she was we were young, preparing her wonderful singing tone of voice for musical movie theater. In the first ’70s, she began acting in a variety of London productions, obtaining small jobs in Locks, Jesus Christ Superstar, and lastly landing the business lead in Grease (opposing an unidentified Richard Gere). She ultimately quit musical movie theater to try her hands at tv. Her role for the cleaning soap Crossroads was barely memorable, when she experienced the opportunity to celebrity in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Evita she jumped at the chance. It was an enormous smash, resulting in many honours along with a 20-month operate as the business lead character. She remaining to take up a pop profession, but her 1st effort, Sitting Fairly, hardly produced a dent around the pop graphs. Still, her theatre achievement got her another high-profile part in Webber’s Pet cats along with a concert hall overall performance at Royal Event Hall, both tremendous successes. Her eponymous sophomore recording was mildly more lucrative compared to the last, nonetheless it was some albums released in the center of the ’80s that brought her probably the most achievement. Stages, Movie theater, and Like Hurts had been all popular attempts that made the very best Ten within the U.K., and her attempts in Tim Rice’s Chess resulted in a hit solitary, “I UNDERSTAND Him Therefore Well.” Her launch schedule just became even more frantic because the years passed: she released albums almost annual and performed in a number of large productions for the English stage including Piaf, Anything Goes, and Sunset Boulevard. When Sunset Boulevard found NY in 1996, it had been her first-time on Broadway. She was fulfilled with much crucial admiration, and brought her substantial talents to some television unique for the BBC known as A South Lender Show. The unique showed her going to various areas of the entire world where her takes on had been arranged, and performing tunes there in personality. It was immediately after this that she was showered with honours from critic collectives, theatrical businesses, and also the Queen of Britain for her many years of program to the United kingdom movie theater. She spent the next half of the ’90s executing at many tribute and advantage concerts, in addition to her first main non-singing role in the stage, The Misanthrope. Her documenting schedule slowed up significantly after 1998. In 2000, she began on an effective run from the Ruler and I and started work on another duet record with Barbara Dickson. Next emerged a revival from the 1971 Adam Goldman and Stephen Sondheim musical Follies, with Paige playing the central function of Carlotta Campion. The cast documenting for the musical made an appearance on CD past due in 2011.

Quick Facts


Full Name Elaine Paige
Date Of Birth March 5, 1948
Height 1.51 m
Profession Actor, Singer
Nationality English
Parents Irene Bickerstaff, Eric Bickerstaff
Siblings Marion Billings
Awards Laurence Olivier Award for Best Performance in a Musical
Music Songs I Know Him So Well, Memory, Don't Cry for Me Argentina, I Dreamed a Dream, Another Suitcase in Another Hall, The Things You Are to Me, With One Look, If You Don't Want My Love, One Night Only, I Only Have Eyes for You, The Rose, Heaven Help My Heart, Walking in the Air, Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word, I Don't Know How to Love Him, Heart Don't Change My Mind, Far Side of the Bay, If You Love Me, Running Back for More, How the Heart Approaches What It Yearns, Nobody's Side, Blow, Gabriel, Blow, Someone Else's Story, Only the Very Best, As If We Never Said Goodbye, Falling Down to Earth, Love Can Do That, Rainbow High, Don't Walk Away Till I Touch You, Poor Old John, Love Hurts, Bohemian Rhapsody
Albums Elaine Paige and Friends, Stages, Essential Musicals, Elaine Paige Live, The Queen Album, Love Can Do That, Christmas, Romance & the Stage, Cinema, Elaine Paige: The Ultimate Collection, Encore, Love Hurts, Piaf, Elaine Paige, Elaine Paige LIVE - Celebrating A Life On Stage, The King And I (2000 London Cast Recording), Centre Stage: The Very Best of Elaine Paige, Memories: The Best of Elaine Paige, On Reflection: The Very Best of Elaine Paige, From a Distance, Love Songs, The Best Of, Chess pieces
Nominations Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical, Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album
Movies A Closed Book, A Murder Is Announced, Cats, Adventures of a Plumber's Mate, Speed Love, Chess Moves
TV Shows The Elaine Paige Show


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#Fact
1 Was so impressed with Susan Boyle's star-making performance of I Dreamed a Dream on Britain's Got Talent (2009) that she offered her support, and was flattered that she was her role model. She was so impressed with Boyle they later sang a duet.
2 Sang in musicals like Hair, Jesus Christ Superstar, Cats, Chess, Sunset Boulevard and Evita.
3 Starred on Broadway in revival of musical 'Follies' at Circle on the Marquis Theatre, 2011.
4 Originated the role of Eva Peron in the stage musical "Evita". She was later considered for the role in Evita (1996).
5 She was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1995 Queen's Birthday Honours List for her services to musical theatre.
6 Had a love affair with prolific lyricist and librettist Tim Rice.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Strictly Come Dancing 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Beautiful People 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Loose Women TV Series 1 episode, 2009 performer - 1 episode, 2009
Andrew Lloyd Webber: Masterpiece 2002 TV Special documentary performer: "Don't Cry For Me, Argentina", "The Heart Is Slow To Learn"
Birthday Girl 2001 performer: "Memory"
Great Performances 1998 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Die Hausmeisterin 1987 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Top of the Pops 1978-1985 TV Series performer - 4 episodes
The Two Ronnies 1982-1985 TV Series performer - 9 episodes
Champions 1984 performer: "Sometimes"
The Boys from Brazil 1978 performer: "WE'RE HOME AGAIN"

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Speed Love 2016 completed Mary
A Midsummer Night's Dream 2016/I TV Movie Mistress Quince
Blind Revenge 2009 Canvasser
Where the Heart Is 2005 TV Series Evie
Agatha Christie's Marple 2005 TV Series Dora Bunner
Great Performances 1998 TV Series Grizabella
The Play on One 1989 TV Series Betty / Anne Clark
Chess Moves 1985 Video short Florence
Lyrics by Tim Rice 1985 Video Eva Peron / Florence (segment "Don't Cry for Me, Argentina' / 'Heaven Help My Heart' & 'I Know Him So Well")
A Night on the Town 1983 TV Movie
Tales of the Unexpected 1981 TV Series Suzie
Lady Killers 1980 TV Series Kate Webster
The One and Only Phyllis Dixey 1978 TV Movie Kim
Adventures of a Plumber's Mate 1978 Daisy
Love Story 1973 TV Series Sandra
Oliver! 1968 Urchin (uncredited)
King of the River 1966 TV Series Nancy
Crossroads 1964 TV Series Caroline Winthrop (1978)

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Strictly Come Dancing 2008-2016 TV Series Herself - Audience Member / Herself - Musical Guest / Herself - Contestant / ...
Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two 2010-2016 TV Series documentary Herself - Friday Panel / Herself
Weekend 2016 TV Series Herself - Guest
Loose Women 2009-2015 TV Series Herself / Herself - Performer
VE Day 70: A Party to Remember 2015 TV Movie Herself
Let's Do Christmas with Gino & Mel 2014 TV Series Herself
Michael Grade's Stars of the Musical Theatre 2014 TV Movie documentary Herself
Living the Life 2013 TV Series Herself
The Story of Musicals 2012 TV Series documentary Herself
Theater Talk 2011-2012 TV Series Herself - Guest
The 2011 Annual American Theatre Wing Gala 2011 TV Movie Herself
All Night with Joey Reynolds 2011 TV Series Herself
Breakfast 2005-2010 TV Series Herself - Singer / Herself
Live from Studio Five 2010 TV Series Herself
Beautiful People 2009 TV Series Herself
The One Show 2008-2009 TV Series Herself
Entertainment Tonight 2009 TV Series Herself
Good Morning America 2009 TV Series Herself
Larry King Live 2009 TV Series Herself
This Morning 2006-2008 TV Series Herself
Ready, Steady, Cook 2008 TV Series Herself
Sport Relief 2008 2008 TV Movie Herself
The National Lottery: Big 7 2007 TV Special Herself
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire 2007 TV Series Herself
The Bigger Picture 2006 TV Series Herself
The Paul O'Grady Show 2005-2006 TV Series Herself
Celebrate 'Oliver!' 2005 TV Movie Herself
Love Soup: Behind the Camera 2005 Video documentary short Herself (in photo) (uncredited)
Today with Des and Mel 2004 TV Series Herself
All-Time Greatest Love Songs 2004 TV Movie documentary Herself - Performer
The 100 Greatest Musicals 2003 TV Movie documentary Herself
Great Performances 1998-2003 TV Series Herself / Herself - Performer
Andrew Lloyd Webber: Masterpiece 2002 TV Special documentary Performer
The Royal Variety Performance 2000 2000 TV Movie documentary Herself / Anna Leonowens
A Song for Jill 2000 TV Movie Herself - Performer
Barrymore on Broadway 2000 TV Series documentary Herself
ABBA: The Winner Takes It All 1999 Video documentary Herself
An Audience with Diana Ross 1999 TV Special Herself - Audience Member
Heroes of Comedy 1999 TV Series documentary Herself
Söndagsöppet 1999 TV Series Herself
Hey, Mr. Producer! The Musical World of Cameron Mackintosh 1998 TV Special documentary Grizabella
The National Lottery 1998 TV Series Guest Presenter
The South Bank Show 1996 TV Series documentary Herself
The London Programme 1996 TV Series documentary Herself
Celebration Concert - It's a Lovely Day Tomorrow 1995 TV Movie Herself
Royal Variety Performance 1995 1995 TV Movie Herself
This Is Your Life 1979-1994 TV Series documentary Herself
Michael Ball 1993 TV Series Herself
ITV Telethon 1990 TV Series Herself - Singer
Daytime Live 1989 TV Series Herself
Call My Bluff 1988 TV Series Herself
In Performance at the White House: A Salute to Broadway, Showstoppers 1988 TV Movie Herself
A Salute to Broadway: Showstoppers 1988 TV Movie Herself
Wogan 1986 TV Series Herself
The Two Ronnies 1982-1985 TV Series Herself / Herself - Guest
Top of the Pops 1978-1985 TV Series Herself
Ladybirds 1983 TV Series Herself
Live from Her Majesty's 1983 TV Series Herself
Starburst 1982 TV Series Herself
The Brand New Illustrated Journal of the Arts 1982 TV Movie documentary Grizabella
Numéro 1 1981 TV Series Herself
The Marti Caine Show 1980 TV Series Herself
Friday Night, Saturday Morning 1979 TV Series Herself
Juke Box Jury 1979 TV Series Herself - Panellist
Bonkers! 1979 TV Series Herself
Crackerjack! 1972-1978 TV Series Herself - Regular / Herself - Guest
Golden Gala 1978 TV Movie Herself
The Royal Variety Performance 1975 TV Movie Herself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Top of the Pops: The Story of 1979 2014 TV Movie documentary Herself
100 Years of the Royal Variety Performance 2012 TV Movie documentary Herself
The Best of the Royal Variety 2006 TV Series Herself
Top of the Pops 1981-1985 TV Series Herself
Hittimittari 1985 TV Series Herself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Musical Theater Album · Danny Burstein (principal soloist)
· Jan Maxwell (principal soloist)
· Bernadette Peters (principal soloist)
· Ron Raines (principal soloist)
· Tommy Krasker (producer)
· Stephen Sondheim (composer/lyricist)

TitleSalary
Adventures of a Plumber's Mate (1978) £260

#Quote
1 [on being called the first lady of British musical theater] I think it's rather grand. It makes me feel very old. It's silly, really. They're probably just saying it because I've been around so long. But I accept it gracefully. I just keep slapping on the makeup, wiping away the years and going on stage. [The Arizona Republic, Feb. 24, 2013]
2 I do regret the fact that I never married and had a family of my own. But I'm of the belief that you can't have it all.
3 I'm not retiring. We don't mention that word. That word does not come into it.


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