Roberta Farnham Maxwell
June 17, 1941
Roberta Farnham Maxwell (born June 17, 1941)is a Canadian stage, film, and television actress.
Maxwell began studying for the stage in her early teens. She joined John Clark for two years as the child co-host of his Junior Magazine series for CBC Television. She first performed at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in 1956.
She appeared as Ursula in Much Ado About Nothing , Lady Anne in Richard III , Olivia in Twelfth Night , and Anne in The Merry Wives of Windsor , before going on to England, where she spent three years in repertory. She made her West End debut with Robert Morley and Molly Picon in A Majority of One .
In 1982, she starred as Rosalind in the Stratford Festival's stage production of Shakespeare's As You Like It , a production which was videotaped and telecast on Canadian television in 1983. In 2011, she played the duchess of York in Richard III.
She first traveled to New York at age 19 in 1960. She debuted on Broadway in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie in 1968, going on to five more plays with the Tyrone Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In 1974, she was back on Broadway playing the role of Jill in Equus , which starred Anthony Hopkins and Peter Firth.
She played Lavinia Mannion in the 1978 PBS adaption of Mourning Becomes Electra . In 2009-10 she appeared in two episodes of the Syfy series Warehouse 13 .
|1968||A Great Big Thing||Eve|
|1979||Rich Kids||Barbara Peterfreund|
|1980||The Changeling||Eva Lingstrom|
|1986||Psycho III||Tracy Venable|
|1995||Dead Man Walking||Lucille Poncelet|
|1997||The Postman||Irene March|
|1998||Last Night||Mrs. Wheeler|
|1999||Water Damage||Dr. Winfrey|
|2001||Full Disclosure||Sarah Archer||Direct-to-video|
|2005||Brokeback Mountain||Mrs. Twist (Jack's Mother)|
|2007||The Killing Floor||Ms. Alimet||Uncredited|
|2014||What We Have||Rosemary|
|2015||Stranger in the House||Alice|
|1960||Just Mary||(voice)||Unknown episodes|
|1962||Emergency-Ward 10||Nurse Merritt||2 episodes|
|1965||Festival||Ria Hennessy||Episode: "A Cheap Bunch of Nice Flowers"|
|1974||A Touch of the Poet||Sara Melody||TV movie|
|1974||Great Performances||Clara||Episode: "The Widowing of Mrs. Holroyd"|
|1974||Another World||Barbara Weaver||Unknown episode|
|1976||The Other Side of Victory||TV movie|
|1978||For the Record||Carol||Episode: "A Matter of Choice"|
|1978||Mourning Becomes Electra||Lavinia Mannon||Unknown episodes|
|1982||Lois Gibbs and the Love Canal||Mary Belinski||TV movie|
|1982||Faerie Tale Theatre||Griselda / Queen Beatrice||Episode: "The Tale of the Frog Prince"|
|1983||As You Like It||Rosalind||TV movie|
|1983||Special Bulletin||Diane Silverman||TV movie|
|1984||St. Elsewhere||Cat Lady||Episode: "Hello, Goodbye"|
|1986-1987||Airwaves||Jean Lipton||26 episodes|
|1988||All My Children||Nanny Judith||1 episode|
|1989||Great Performances||Mrs. Webb||Episode: "Our Town"|
|1989||The Equalizer||Episode: "Heart of Justice"|
|1989||The Hitchhiker||Marybeth||Episode: "The Dying Generation"|
|1996||We the Jury||Lydia Bosco||TV movie|
|1996||Mistrial||Judge Friel||TV movie|
|1997||When Innocence Is Lost||Cynthia Adams||TV movie|
|1997||Liberty!||Mercy Otis Warren||4 episodes|
|1998||As the End of the Day: The Sue Rodriguez Story||Doe||TV movie|
|1999||Shadow Lake||Louise Garvey||TV movie|
|1999||Too Rich: The Doris Duke Story||Myra||TV movie|
|1999||Forget Me Never||TV movie|
|1999||Twice in a Lifetime||Eloise Hawke / Eileen Kotter||Episode: "School's Out"|
|2000||Law & Order||Teresa Brewster||Episode: "Collision"|
|2000||The Outer Limits||Mrs. Reynolds||Episode: "Inner Child"|
|2000||Life in a Day||Carla Jennings||TV movie|
|2000||The Dinosaur Hunter||Adult Julia||TV movie|
|2001||What Makes a Family||Claire||TV movie|
|2002||Scar Tissue||Mora Carlisle-Nevsky||TV movie|
|2002||Benjamin Franklin||Deborah Read Franklin||TV miniseries documentary|
|2003||The Atwood Stories||Lois||Episode: "Death by Landscape"|
|2004||Gracie's Choice||Judge||TV movie|
|2005||Vinegar Hill||Ellen's Mother||TV movie|
|2005||Riding the Bus with My Sister||Valerie||TV movie|
|2005||Queer as Folk||Michael's Lawyer||Episode: "5.3"|
|2006||Booky Makes Her Mark||Aunt Aggie||TV movie|
|2006||The Mermaid Chair||Nelle||TV movie|
|2009-2010||Warehouse 13||Rebecca St. Clair||2 episodes|
|2010||Rookie Blue||Marie D'Abramo||Episode: "Bullet Proof"|
|2017||The Gabriels: Election Year in the Life of One Family||Patricia Gabriel||3 episodes|
|1958||Two Gentlemen of Verona||Ursula|
|1968||The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie||Various||Understudy: Sister Helena, Sandy|
|1968-1969||The House of Atreus||Handmaiden / Chorus|
|1968-1969||The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui||Betty Dullfeet|
|1969||King Henry VI||Katherine|
|1970||Hay Fever||Sorel Bliss|
|1972||There's One in Every Marriage||Lucienne|
|1973||The Plough and the Stars||Nora Clitheroe|
|1973||The Merchant of Venice||Jessica|
|1977||The Merchant||Portia Contarini|
|1988-1989||Our Town||Mrs. Webb|
|1996||Summer and Smoke||Mrs. Winemiller|
|2015||Indian Ink||Eleanor Swan||American Conservatory Theater production|
|2016||The Gabriels: Election Year In the Life of One Family (Hungry, What Did You Expect?, and Women of a Certain Age)||Patricia Gabriel||Play Cycle by Richard Nelson at The Public Theater|
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