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Occupation  Actor
Name  Eleanor David

Role  Actress
TV shows  Paradise Postponed
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Full Name  Maria Eleanor David
Born  14 March 1956 (age 59) (1956-03-14) Lincolnshire, England, UK
Movies  Pink Floyd – The Wall, Comfort and Joy, House of Boys, 84 Charing Cross Road, Topsy‑Turvy
Similar People  Alan Parker, Bill Forsyth, David Jones, Axel Corti, Clive Donner

Maria Eleanor David (born 30 November 1955, Lincolnshire, England) is an English actress who has worked on projects in the UK, the US and New Zealand. She won positive reviews for her starring role in biopic Sylvia, in which she played pioneering educationalist Sylvia Ashton-Warner.


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David has appeared in multiple films and television programmes. Her work includes BAFTA-nominated comedy Comfort and Joy directed by Bill Forsyth, mini-series Paradise Postponed, Mike Leigh's Topsy-Turvy and Alan Parker's film of Pink Floyd The Wall, in which she played the wife of the main character.

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Eleanor David Eleanor DAVID Biography and movies

In 1984 David travelled to New Zealand to star as Sylvia Ashton-Warner in the biopic Sylvia. Reviewing her performance, Janet Maslin of The New York Times commented: "Miss David bears a striking resemblance to the real woman and gives an intelligent, compassionate performance, limited only by the uncomplicated reverence with which the film makers regard their heroine." Village Voice critic Andrew Sarris praised the four principal actors and named Sylvia one of the ten best films of 1985.


  • The Scarlet Pimpernel (1982) – Louise
  • Oliver Twist (1982) - Rose Maylie
  • Pink Floyd The Wall (1982) – Pink's wife
  • Comfort and Joy (1984) – Maddy
  • Sylvia (1985) – Sylvia Ashton-Warner
  • 84 Charing Cross Road (1987) – Cecily Farr
  • Slipstream (1989) – Ariel
  • White Hunter Black Heart (1990) - Dorshka Zibelinsky
  • The King's Whore (1990) – La Reine
  • Topsy-Turvy (1999) – Fanny Ronalds
  • House of Boys (2009) - Emma
  • Television credits

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  • Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • Reilly: Ace of Spies
  • Shroud for a Nightingale
  • Paradise Postponed
  • Midsomer Murders
  • The Borgias
  • Rumpole of the Bailey
  • Lovejoy
  • Drop the Dead Donkey

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