Character Actor

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Character Actor

 

an actor depicting a character that is distinctive in terms of social class, outward appearance, and world view. The concept of the character actor has been rejected by the realistic theater; in the modern theater it is used only to emphasize a dominant characteristic of an actor’s individuality.

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She believes her ability with accents comes from her training as a character actress as well as her desire to have every detail perfect.
" I understand it, I've made it work for me, but I've always felt that I'm a character actress stuck inside a leading lady's body.
"I'm sort of the opposite of other actresses; it's lucky that I'm a character actress because I really don't want to work that much," she says.
A The tiny Glaswegian character actress (1882-1963) played her seven times, from The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes (1939) to Dressed To Kill (1946).
Best Character Actress - Samvrutha Sunil (Arabi Kadha)
A character actress who exuded a mysterious air, Kishida played a wide variety of roles from the comical to the deadly serious.
May 22, 1972: British character actress Dame Margaret Rutherford.
'I'll have to wait until I'm older so I can be a character actress.'
Although she's made some movies (see Woody Allen's September), Stritch is most famous in the theater as a salty, one-of-a-kind comic personality who has always been a character actress, not a leading lady.
I found her irritating the first time I met her,' confessed film and TV director Theodore Boborol of character actress Ruby Ruiz.
But you can never have too much of a Liverpool connection, and this year's Christmas special sees character actress Miriam Margolyes pop along to Nonnatus House for an adventure or two as the forthright Sister Mildred.
Veteran character actress for nearly six decades, Shammi Rabadi died at her home in Mumbai late on Monday, a family friend said.