Joyce Bland

Joyce Bland (10 May 1906 24 August 1963) was a Welsh film actress.[1]

Joyce Bland
Joyce Bland.
Joyce Elizabeth K. Bland

10 May 1906
Died24 August 1963 (aged 57)
Years active1932-1938

Early life

Joyce Bland was born in 1906, at Caerleon, Wales. She trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts.


Bland made her stage debut on tour in 1927 in The Constant Nymph. She then returned to London and understudied Tallulah Bankhead. In 1935 she appeared in the historical play Mary Tudor.

Her interpretation of the role of Goneril in King Lear was considered "extraordinary" and "sinister".[2] However, another critic referred to her as "the aptly named Joyce Bland," who "spoke finely" and "looked beautiful" as Desdemona in Othello at Stratford.[3]

Later she went to North America where she appeared in Shakespearean roles.[4]

Selected filmography


  2. John Berryman, Berryman's Shakespeare: Essays, Letters, and Other Writings (Tauris Park 2001): 131. ISBN 9781860646430
  3. Michael Neill, "Introduction" in The Oxford Shakespeare: Othello (Oxford University Press 2008): 104. ISBN 9780199535873
  4. "Two Plays End Shakespearean Week at Walker" Winnipeg Tribune (11 November 1929): 8. via
  5. Martin Dickstein, "The Screen" (3 November 1932): 24. via
  6. "Spy of Napoleon" Sydney Morning Herald (6 July 1937): 4. via
  7. Herbert Cohn, "The Screen" Brooklyn Daily Eagle (4 November 1938): 13. via

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