Graph movies
seen per year

home

Graph # of
movies reviewed

Favorite 100 Movies Browse Movies
Search Movies by:
Title: Year:
Power Search
Search Cast by:
First: Last:
Browse Cast Lists Recently Reviewed Movies

Jessica Tandy
Scroll down for movie list.
Biography from Leonard Maltin's Movie Encyclopedia:

After a brilliant acting career spanning some 65 years, Tandy found latter-day movie stardom in big-budget, major-studio releases and intimate dramas alike. At a young age she determined to be an actress, and first appeared on the London stage in 1927, playing, among others, Katherine opposite Laurence Olivier's Henry V and Cordelia opposite John Gielgud's King Lear. She also worked in British films. Following her first marriage to actor Jack Hawkins, she moved to New York and met actor Hume Cronyn, who became her second husband and frequent partner on stage and screen. She made her American film debut in The Seventh Cross (1944), and appeared in The Valley of Decision (1945), The Green Years (1946, as Cronyn's daughter!), and Forever Amber (1947). After her legendary, Tony-winning performance as Blanche DuBois in the original Broadway production of Tennessee Williams' "A Streetcar Named Desire," she concentrated on the stage and only appeared sporadically in films such as The Light in the Forest (1958) and The Birds (1963).

The beginning of the 1980s saw a resurgence in her film career, with character roles in The World According to Garp, Best Friends, Still of the Night (all 1982), and The Bostonians (1984), and the hit film Cocoon (1985), opposite Cronyn, with whom she reteamed for *batteries not included (1987) and Cocoon: The Return (1988). She and Cronyn had been working together more and more, on stage and television, to continued acclaim (notably in 1987's Foxfire which won her an Emmy Award recreating her Tonywinning Broadway role), but it was her colorful performance in Driving Miss Daisy (1989), as an aging, stubborn Southern matron, that made her a bona fide Hollywood star, and earned her a Best Actress Oscar. She subsequently earned a Supporting Actress nomination for her work in the grass-roots hit Fried Green Tomatoes (1991), and costarred in The Story Lady (1991 telefilm, with daughter Tandy Cronyn), Used People (1992, as Shirley MacLaine's Jewish mother), To Dance With the White Dog (1993 telefilm, with Cronyn), Nobody's Fool (1994), and Camilla (also 1994, with Cronyn).

Jessica Tandy stared in:

Title Year Saw with/at: Own On? Rating
The Birds 1963 Digital *** 1/2
World According to Garp 1982 With Peter L. 1/2 *
Best Freinds 1982 With Peter L.? **
Cocoon 1986 With Jessica *** 1/2
Driving Miss Daisy 1989 With Jessica *** 1/2
Fried Green Tomatoes 1992 Don't Remember Digital **** 1/2
Nobody's Fool 1995 Dont know Digital ****