15th Annual Literary Festival
15th Annual Literary Arts Festival
Old Dominion University
October 4-8, 1992

Sandra Shipley

Sandra Shipley, born and raised in England, was educated at London University and at the New College of Speech and Drama. She was a company member with the Royal Shakespeare Company and with the English Stage Company at the Royal Court Theater. Now based in Boston, Sandra has appeared with virtually every theater company in that area, including the Boston Shakespeare Company, the American Repertory Company, and Gloucester Stage Company. In 1987, she received the Elliot Norton Award, becoming the first actor to be so honored. Subsequent actors who have received the award are Sir Ian McKellan, Robert Morse, and Julie Harris. Sandra is also the recipient of the 1984 Boston Theater Critics Circle Award for her performance as Gladys in A Lesson from Aloes. Her American television appearances include "Spenser: For Hire", "Unsolved Mysteries", "The John Lennon Story", and, most recently, as Irene, the Duchess of Stratford, on "All My Children". [extracted from 1992 brochure]

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