Honor Blackman Age, Career, Death, Family, Salary and Net Worth

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  1. What does Honor do for a living?
  2. Who are Honor’s parents and siblings?
  3. What are Honor’s interests and hobbies?
  4. Is Honor married or does she have a girlfriend/ boyfriend?
  5. Does Honor have any children?
  6. Where is Honor now?
  7. How tall is Honor?
  8. How much money does Honor earn?
  9. What is Honor’s net worth?

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Who is Honor Blackman?

Honor Blackman was an English eminent actress known for the roles of Cathy Gale in The Avengers (1962 to 1964), Bond girl Pussy Galore in Goldfinger (1964), Julia Daggett in Shalako (1968), and Hera in Jason and the Argonauts (1963). Moreover, she is known for her role as Laura West in the ITV sitcom The Upper Hand (1990 to 1996).

How Old Is Honor Blackman?

She was 94 years old at the time of her death on April 5, 2020. Having been born on August 22, 1925, in Plaistow, Essex, England. Honor shared her birthdate with celebrities such as; Dua Lipa, James Corden, Sarah Magusara, Fanum, Morgan Adams, and many more.

Honor Blackman Family

Who are Honor Blackman’s Parents?

She was born to Frederick Blackman (Father) a civil statistician and Edith Eliza (Mother).

Does Honor Blackman have Siblings?

She has a brother by the name of Ken Blackman.

Honor Blackman Education

She received her education at North Ealing Primary School and Ealing County Grammar School for Girls. Later, for her 15th birthday, she began training at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 1940.

A Photo of Honor Blackman
A Photo of Honor Blackman

Honor Blackman Marital Status

At the time of her death on April 5, 2020, she was single. However, during her lifetime she was married twice. First, she married to Bill Sankey from 1948 to 1956, and second, she was married to Maurice Kaufmann(born on June 29, 1927, but died on September 1, 1997, was a British actor on stage, film, and television) married from 1961 to 1975.

Honor Blackman Kids

She did not have children of her own. Instead, she and her ex-husband Maurice adopted two children. A daughter by the name of Lottie Kaufmann (born in 1967) and a son by the name of Barnaby Kaufmann (born in 1968).

Honor Blackman Career

A Film Career

Her film debut was a nonspeaking part in Fame Is the Spur (1947). Her other films include Quartet (1948), based on short stories by W. Somerset Maugham, starring Dirk Bogarde; Diamond City (1949), So Long at the Fair (1950) in which she appeared again with Dirk Bogarde. Green Grow the Rushes (1958) an account of the Titanic disaster; the comedy The Square Peg (1958). Life at the Top 1965) with Laurence Harvey; The Virgin and the Gyspy (1970), the Western films Shalako (1968) with Sean Connery and Brigitte Bardot, and Something Big (1971) with Dean Martin. In 1963, she played Hera in Jason and the Argonauts which featured stop-motion animation by Ray Harryhausen. Moreover, she had roles in the films Bridget Jones’s Diary and Jack Brown and the Curse of the Crown both in 2001.

A Career with James Bond

During the 1960s, she practiced judo at the Budokwai dojo. This, therefore, helped her prepare for her roles as Cathy Gale in The Avengers and Pussy Galore in Goldfinger (1964).

A Theatre Career

She went on to appear opposite John Neville and Hylda Baker in the musical play Mr & Mrs, in 1968, based on the plays of Noel Coward. In the late 1970s, she toured Australia and New Zealand with Coleen Clifford and Michael Craig in the comedy play Move Over, Mrs. Markham. Next, she starred in Stephen Barry’s production of Tom Stoppard’s Night and Day at the Perth Playhouse in February 1979.

She then appeared opposite Petula Clark in 1981, in a London revival of The Sound of Music. Most of 1987, she spent at the Fortune Theatre starring as the Mother Superior in the West End production of Nunsense. She returned to the theatre in 2005 touring through 2006 with a production of My Fair Lady in which she played Mrs. Higgins. In October 2006, she developed a one-woman show, Word of Honor. And from September 2007, she took over the role of Fraulein Schneider in Cabaret at the Lyric Theatre in London’s West End.

A Television Career

She started acting on television in 1959 in the recurring role of Nicole. Secretary/assistant to Dan Dailey’s character of Tim Miller in the television series The Four Just Men. In an episode of The Saint titled “The Arrow of God” (1962), she played an adulterous personal secretary named Pauline Stone. From 1962 to 1964, she played Dr. Cathy Gale, a self-assured, quick-witted anthropologist who was skilled in judo and had a passion for leather clothes, in The Avengers.

After the third season, Honor left the series to co-star in the James Bond film Goldfinger. In December 1969 and February 1993, she was taken by surprise as the subject of This Is Your Life. Whereas in 1972 she (as a special guest star) and Richard Basehart played a married pair of Shakespearean actors who commit murder. In the American crime mystery series Columbo (episode “Dagger of the Mind”). Next, she appeared in a film production of Agatha Christie’s novel, The Secret Adversary in 1983.

Career Continuation

In the role of Rita Vandemeyer and as Juno/Empress Eugenie in the BBC television production of Orpheus in the Underworld. She then had a role in 1986, in “Terror of the Vervoids”, a segment of the Doctor Who serial The Trial of a Time Lord. From 1990 to 1996, she appeared on The Upper Hand as Laura West. In 2003, she took a guest role as ex-racing driver Isobel Hewitt on Midsomer Murders in the episode “A Talent for Life”.

The next year in September, she briefly joined the Coronation Street cast in a storyline about wife swapping. In 2007, she participated in the BBC TV project The Verdict. In 2013, she guest-starred in the BBC medical drama Casualty and in By Any Means. She also appeared in a number of episodes of Never the Twain with Donald Sinden and Windsor Davies as veterinarian Veronica Barton.

A Singing Career

In 1964, her recording with The Avengers co-star Patrick Macnee of “Kinky Boots” failed to chart upon its original release but became a surprise hit in 1990. After the song was played incessantly by BBC Radio 1 breakfast show presenter Simon Mayo, the song peaked at No. 5. She then recorded a full album of songs titled Everything I’ve Got after her appearance in Goldfinger. In 1968, she released a 45 rpm record of “Before Today”/”I’ll Always Be Lovig You” (CBS 3896) which were featured in the musical play Mr & Mrs. Next, she sang as Juno in 1983, in a special TV production of Jacques Offenbach’s Orpheus in the Underworld. On July 6, 2009, she released a new single “The Star Who Fel from Grace” composed by Adrian Munsey and Jeff Chegwin. In 2009 also, she compered the James Bond Prom, part of the “Welsh Proms” concert series.

A Career in Other Roles

In December 2011, she appeared in the Doctor Who audio drama The Children of Seth, as Anahita.

Honor Blackman Height and Measurements

Adding up to her well-curved and beautiful body. She stood at a height of 5ft 6inches (1.68m) and a weight of 57kg (125lbs).

Honor Blackman’s Salary and Net Worth

Her salary is not mentioned on the internet but had an estimated net worth of $14 million.