Vickery Turner (April 3, 1945 in Sunbury-on-Thames, Surrey – April 4, 2006) was a British
actress, playwright, author and stage director.
out on stage and her first breakthrough role was in the first
production of The
Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
opposite Vanessa Redgrave
. For that role Vickery
received the Clarence Derwent
for the best supporting performance and the London Critics Award
for the most promising newcomer. Her television work started with
's controversial direction Up The
Junction for the BBC. She went on to act in many of the more famous
British plays and films of the 60's. Among the stage plays she
wrote for the BBC's 30 Minute Series were Keep on Running, Magnolia
Summer and Kippers & Curtains. In 1970 she met Warren Oates
while filming and they married.
They were divorced in 1974. She was also a successful novelist and
her published novels included Focussing, Lovers of Africa (Love
& Hunger in the USA), The Testimony of Daniel Pagels and
Delicate Matters. Vickery's 5th novel - Lost Heir - was scheduled
to be published around the time of her death.