Portrait of the Day: Jean Simmons
22 February 2020, 12:30
- Talks and Lectures
by Sir Matthew Smith
Simmons began her professional career as a dancer. After early notable acting performances in Britain for David Lean, and Lawrence Olivier she made the journey to Hollywood. Here she starred alongside many of Hollywoods leading men of the time, including Marlon Brando, Kirk Douglas, and Robert Mitchum. She became one of the most loved English actresses of her generation.
Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.