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Pauline Melville

Pauline Melville was born in Guyana in 1948 of mixed European and Amerindian ancestry. She has worked as an actress, appearing in films such as Mona Lisa and British television programmes including the BBC Television comedy series 'The Young Ones', before turning her hand to writing in 1990. Her short stories and novels have been critically acclaimed, earning her numerous awards including the Commonwealth Writers' Prize, the Guardian Fiction Prize, the Whitbread First Novel Award, and the Guyana Prize for Literature

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Jan 1, 1948 In Guyana
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Far from the Madding Crowd 1967-01-01
Latest Project:
Movie Brighton Rock 2010-09-13
Known For
Poster of 2point4 children
Poster of The Young Ones
Poster of The Comic Strip Presents
Poster of Scrubbers
Movie Brighton Rock Mother Superior 2010-09-13
Movie Shadowlands Committee Chairwoman 1993-12-25
Movie Utz Curator 1992-03-15
Series Spender Unknown 1991-01-08
Movie The House of Bernarda Alba Prudencia 1991-12-18
Series 2point4 children Babs 1991-09-03
Movie How to Get Ahead in Advertising Sylvia 1989-05-05
Movie Didn't You Kill My Brother? Pauline Sneak 1988-03-19
Series Red Dwarf Barmaid 1988-02-15
Series Alexei Sayle's Stuff Unknown 1988-10-13
Movie Blackadder's Christmas Carol Mrs Scratchit 1988-12-23
Movie Rat in the Skull IRA Woman 1987-01-01
Movie Mona Lisa George's Wife 1986-06-13
Series Girls On Top Unknown 1985-10-23
Movie Britannia Hospital Clarissa 1982-05-27
Movie Scrubbers Crow 1982-09-24
Series The Young Ones Vyvyan's Mum 1982-11-09
Series The Comic Strip Presents Pauline Sneak 1982-11-02
Movie The Long Good Friday Dora 1980-11-01
Movie Far from the Madding Crowd Mrs. Tall 1967-01-01
Movie Ulysses Prostitute 1967-03-14