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Natasha Pyne (born 9 July 1946) is an English actress who starred in The Taming of the Shrew (1967 film), The Breaking of Bumbo (1970) and Father, Dear Father (1973).
Pyne was born in Crawley, Sussex on 9 July 1946.She is descended from a sister of Empress Eugénie, the wife of French emperor Napoleon III. Her father was a military attaché to the British embassy in Rome and she attended a private school in London. Went to a comprehensive in Fulham.Hurlingham School.S.W.6 for the latter part of her education.
Pyne began her acting career at the Royal Court in a production of John Osborne's Inadmissible Evidence in 1964 [ citation needed ]Pyne played Ophelia in a Charles Marowitz's adaptation of Shakespeare's 'Hamlet' at the Open Space Theatre at Tottenham Court Road in July 1969. Pyne starred in the Denise Coffey directed production of Brandon Thomas's Charley's Aunt and Oscar Wilde's The Importance of being Earnest at the Young Vic in 1977. She returned to the Royal Court in 1990 in Robert Holman's Rafts and Dreams .
Pyne starred as Bianca in the Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton film The Taming of the Shrew in 1967, alongside Michael York. [ citation needed ]and her other film roles include The Breaking of Bumbo (1970), Madhouse (1973) with Vincent Price, and the Disney British film One of Our Dinosaurs is Missing (1975) as Susan, a young nanny. She appeared in an episode of Jason King and also The Adventurer with Gene Barry. She is best known for her role as Anna Glover in the British television sitcom Father, Dear Father , which ran from 1968 to 1973. Made by Thames Television, the series featured Patrick Cargill as her father, and Pyne also reprised her role in the 1973 film version. Her later appearances were mostly in television dramas such as The Bill . Pyne has also been in many Radio 4 plays. In 2007, she made a guest appearance in the Doctor Who audio play I.D. .
She married the actor Paul Copley in 1972, having performed with him in a 1971 production in Leeds of Frank Wedekind's Lulu , directed by Peter Barnes.Pyne and her husband are keen travellers and have journeyed extensively in Russia, South East Asia, Cambodia and Singapore.
She was in BBC's Radio Drama Company (RDC) in the mid-1980s and appeared in numerous Radio 4 plays and readings. Also she did Drama on 3 and Children's BBC Radio 5 (former).
She was in Van der Valk when it was revived once again towards the end of Thames' life as a part of the ITV network, with four two-hour episodes of the fourth series in January and February 1991, and the fifth series three two-hour episodes in February 1992.
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