Carol Drinkwater

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Carol Drinkwater
Carol Drinkwater.JPG
Drinkwater in 2012
Born(1948-04-22) 22 April 1948 (age 66)
NationalityAnglo-Irish
Occupation
  • Actress
  • Author
  • Filmmaker
Website
caroldrinkwater.com
 
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Carol Drinkwater
Carol Drinkwater.JPG
Drinkwater in 2012
Born(1948-04-22) 22 April 1948 (age 66)
NationalityAnglo-Irish
Occupation
  • Actress
  • Author
  • Filmmaker
Website
caroldrinkwater.com

Carol Drinkwater (born 22 April 1948) is an Anglo-Irish actress, author and filmmaker, best known for her award-winning portrayal of Helen Herriot in the television adaptation of the James Herriot books All Creatures Great and Small, which led to her receiving the Variety Club Television Personality of the Year award in 1985.[1][2][3]

She was a member of the National Theatre Company under the leadership of Laurence Olivier[1] and has acted in numerous television series and films including the highly successful Bouquet of Barbed Wire and Another Bouquet. Drinkwater won a Critics' Circle Best Screen Actress award[1] for her role, Anne, in the feature film Father (1990) in which she starred opposite Max von Sydow.[1] Amongst many other film and television series, she has appeared in Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange (1971)[1][2] and the film adaptation of Beryl Bainbridge's novel An Awfully Big Adventure (1995), directed by Mike Newell.

She has written a number of children's books, including her first,[1] The Haunted School, which was produced as a television mini-series[1] and film. Bought by Disney, it won the Chicago International Film Festival Gold Award for Children's Films. Her books for adults include commercial fiction and a series of best-selling memoirs about her experiences on her olive farm in Provence.[1] Drinkwater has recently finished work on a series of five documentary films inspired by her two Mediterranean travel books, The Olive Route and The Olive Tree. The films were delivered in February 2013 and have already been broadcast on several international networks.[4]

She is married to French TV producer Michel Noll.[1][2]

Bibliography[edit]

The Olive Series[edit]

My Story Series[edit]

Other Works[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Stanford, Peter (2008-11-15). "A tear in Provence". Irish Independent. Retrieved 26 November 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c Alech, Alice. "Carol Drinkwater: Following 'The Olive Oil Route' with Passion". Olive Oil Times. Retrieved 26 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "Amazon.co.uk: Carol Drinkwater: Books, Biogs, Audiobooks, Discussions". Amazon.com. Retrieved 26 November 2012. 
  4. ^ "The Olive Route". IMdB. Retrieved 21 October 2013. 

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