Enid Lorimer

Had she stayed working in Britain she seems likely to have had a career equal to her contemporaries Edith Evans and Sibyl Thorndyke (after all she mixed with the Terrys, the Irvings, and the Oliviers). But perhaps the very reasons that Enid Lorimer is not better known as an actress are what make her life so eventful and interesting.

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England 1887-1923 A bright beginning for Enid the actress
A Privileged London Childhood
Elsie Fogerty and Central School of Speech and Drama
A professional career-Herbert Beerbohm Tree and His Majesty’s Theatre.
Touring the “Provinces”
Silent Film Production
Theosophy…Enid leaves the theatre.

Australia 1923-26¬¬¬ Enid the writer
Theosophy -The Amphitheatre , the Manor, the Garden School, Radio 2GB
3 Remarkable children: An “adopted” son, Joan Hammond and Peter Finch
Tragedy - and return to England

England 1926-1932
The Shocking Tragedy at Ilfracombe.
Theosophy, Tangiers
Return to Australia

Sydney 1932-52 The writer re-enters the theatrical world.
Radio, Stage and Drama teaching. Equity.
Naturalised, and a property owner.

Back to Blighty for Work, 1952-1968
Stage and television success. National Theatre, Jackanory ,The Avengers
Conversion to Roman Catholicism

"Back Home" to Australia 1968-1982
TV work in Sydney and Melbourne with Crawfords,
Final years, awards and finish
Chips Rafferty Award,Order of Australia Medal.

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