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Joyce Mary Moore
m. 11 Apr 1901
  1. Joyce Mary Moore1903 - 1968
m. 20 Oct 1932
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Name[1] Joyce Mary Moore
Gender Female
Birth[1] 7 Apr 1903 Crowthorne, Berkshire, EnglandSt John’s Lodge, Wellington College
Education[3] 1924-1925 London, England"Joyce Moore was trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 1924–1925, and carried of Irene Vanbrugh’s prize for French Leaveout." S3 She studied under the French actress, Alice Gachet.
Occupation[3] 1925-1950s London, EnglandActress of stage, film & radio - mostly in London, but also "toured the provinces"; as well as in New York, USA.
Other[6] 23 Aug 1927 Southampton, Hampshire, EnglandJoyce Moore embarked aboard the United States Lines ship Republic bound for New York.
Occupation[7] 10 Sep 1927 New York, United StatesJoyce Moore played the part of Lydia Blake in Yellow Sands — "a play which opened at the Haymarket Theatre, London on 3 November 1926, where it ran for 610 performances, and at the Fulton Theatre, New York City on 10 September 1927, where it ran for 25 performances, closing in October 1927." S7
Note: It is not clear fom this source that Miss Joyce Moore was also a member of the London production cast. The New York cast did not include the actor Ralph Richardson, who made his acting debut in this play at the Haymarket Theatre.
Other[8] 12 Oct 1927 Plymouth, Devon, EnglandJoyce Moore disembarked from the United States Lines ship President Harding arrived from New York
Marriage 20 Oct 1932 St George Hanover Square, London, Englandto Lt-Cdr. Geoffrey Hugh Cary Askew, R.N.
Death[2] 12 Jan 1968 Wokingham, Berkshire, EnglandSt Anne’s Nursing Home


Joyce Moore

—actress of stage, film & radio—


Joyce Mary Moore was the only daughter and eldest of three children of Richmond Moore and Elizabeth Cameron Moore (née Abernethy). She was born on 7 April, 1903 at St. John’s Lodge, Wellington College, Crowthorne in Berkshire, England. Her father was an assistant master at the college (1885-1918).
Between 1924 and 1925, Miss Joyce Moore studied acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), where she was enrolled in the French language acting class of Mme Alice Gachet. S4 S5

« Joyce Moore was trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 1924–1925, and carried of Irene Vanbrugh’s prize for French Leaveout. Understudied Angela Baddeley in “The Wild Duck”; Toured the provinces in “Peter Pan”, “The Farmer’s Wife”, and “Yellow Sands”; had an important part in the latter “Marigold” at the Kingsway Theatre, London, and deputised for her for a time; understudied Angela Baddeley in “Thunder on the Left”; played the part of Liza Lu in “Tess of the D’Urbervilles”; has appeared in a large number of other stage Plays, including “The Edge of Life”, “Liberty Hall”, “Alice in Wonderland”, the Stage Society production of “Chéri”, “Spring’s Awakening”, etc., also children’s and broadcast plays. She made her film debut in 1930 as Violet in “The Speckled Band”, produced by British Dominion Studios. »S3

Image:Collage of two portrait photographs of Miss Joyce Moore, c. mid-1920s.jpg
Miss Joyce Moore
—in two studio portrait photographs, both undated, but probably c. mid-1920s—
on the left: by Claude Harris, of London, W.1; on the right: by Raphael, of London, S.W.1


In 1932 (October 20) she married Lt-Cdr. Geoffrey Hugh Cary Askew, R.N., at the parish church of St. George in Hanover Square, London. He was the only son and eldest of three children of Claude Arthur Cary Askew and Alice Jane de Courcy Askew (née Leake). Alice and Claude Askew were the well known co-authors of over ninety books - before their tragic deaths in October 1917, when the ship they were travelling on together suffered a torpedo attack from a German submarine and sank in the Ionian Sea. On the 1st September, 1932 Geoffrey had retired from the Royal Navy. And thereafter he dedicated himself to writing and was the author of many short stories - some of which were published in a variety of magazines - particularly those specializing in mystery stories.

By the time of the birth of their first child and eldest daughter on 5 September 1934, they were living at No. 43 Priory Road, Hampstead, where Sally and then, almost two and half years later, her younger sister Felicity were both born. Felicity on 15 February 1937.

When the Second World War broke out, Geoffrey returned to service with the Royal Navy (Fleet Air Arm). At first from September 1939 to August 1942 at HMS St Vincent boys' training establishment at Gosport in Hampshire. And Joyce was left to continue raising their two young daughters by herself. And - as far as I know - doing little or no theatre work. Some time early in 1944, her husband was released from his duties as an Air Staff Officer, at HMS Landrail – a Royal Navy Air Station in Machrihanish, Argyllshire, where he had been since September 1942. I believe he had contracted tuberculosis there. And shortly afterwards would have then retired for a second time from the Navy. By around 1947 the whole family, including their now three children and Joyce’s widowed father, had moved to reside at Hill House, Spencer's Wood, near Reading in Berkshire. Under her stage name, Joyce Moore did some work for the BBC - particularly for its radio service: 'Children's Hour'. She also volunteered with the local Women's Institute - especially with some of the village's theatrical productions.

She took sick about a year after the death of her husband in October, 1962; and began a steady decline until her own death a little over five years later in January, 1968. She died at St. Anne’s Nursing Home, Wokingham; and was buried beside her husband at the Shinfield Cemetery in Spencers Wood.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 'Certified Copy of an Entry of Birth' - Given at the General Register Office.

    Registration District: Easthampstead / 1901 Birth in the Sub-district of Sandhurst in the County of Berks.
    « No: 335 | When and where born: Seventh April 1903 St John's Lodge Crowthorne R.D. | Name, if any: Joyce Mary | Sex: Girl | Name and surname of father: Richmond Moore | Name, surname and maiden surname of mother: Elizabeth Cameron Moore formerly Abernethy | Occupation of father: Assistant Master at Wellington College | Signature, description and residence of informant: Richmond Moore Father St John's Lodge Crowthorne | When registered: Fourteenth May 1903 | Signature of registrar: Herbert Watts Registrar »
    Accessed on: a 'Certified Copy of an Entry of Birth' - Given at the General Register Office (GRO) under the Seal of the said Office, the 31st day of August 2004.

  2. 'Certified Copy of an Entry of Death' - Given at the General Register Office.

    Registration District: Wokingham / 1962 Death in the Sub-district of Wokingham in the County of Berkshire.
    « No: 475 | When and where died: Twelfth January 1968 St. Annes Nursing Home Wokingham | Name and surname: Joyce ASKEW | Sex female | Age: 64 years | Occupation: of Hill House Spencers Wood Reading Widow of Geoffrey Hugh Carey ASKEW Lt. Commander Royal Navy (Retired) | Cause of death: 1a Presenile dementia b. Cerebral athero Sclerosis Certified by D.M. Fraser M.B. | Signature, description and residence of informant: Julia O'Regan Causing the body to be buried St. Annes Nursing Home Wokingham | When registered: Fifteenth January 1968 | Signature of registrar: K. Pointow Registrar »
    Accessed on: a 'Certified Copy of An Entry of Death' - Given at the General Register Office (GRO) under the Seal of the said Office, the 24th day of July 2006.

  3. 3.0 3.1 Joyce Moore, in Publicity biography, written in both German and English, with a photo by Navana Ltd. W.C.2.

    Below photograph "phot: Navana Ltd." :-
    « JOYCE MOORE / 39, Middle Way, London, N.W.11 / T: Speedwell 6545 / X: —11: 13—14 »
    In German:
    « Joyce Moore bereitete sich 1924 bis 1925 an der Royal Academy of Dramatic Art auf ihren Künstlerberuf vor. Sie machte dann eine Tournee durch die Provinzen mit „Peter Pan“, „The Farmer's Wife“ und „Yellow Sands“. In dem Ietztgenannten Stück spielte sie eine tragende Rolle auch in New York, wo sie einen großen Erfolg für sich buchen konnte. Wiederholt studierte Joyce Moore Rollen, die Angela Baddeley spielte, so für „The Wild Duck“, „Marigold“ und „Thunder on the Left“. In „Marigold“, am Kingsway-Theater in London, sprang sie wirklich für Angela Baddeley ein und errang einen großen Erfolg. Weiter war sie erfolgreich in „Tess of the D'Urbervilles“, „The Edge of Life“, „Liberty Hall“, „Alice in Wonderland“, „Chéri“, „Spring's Awakening“ und vielen anderen. Im Jahre 1930 debütierte Joyce Moore beim Film, und zwar als Violet in „The Speckled Band“ (British Dominion Studios). »
    In English:
    « Joyce Moore was trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 1924–1925, and carried of Irene Vanbrugh’s prize for French Leaveout. Understudied Angela Baddeley in “The Wild Duck”; Toured the provinces in “Peter Pan”, “The Farmer’s Wife”, and “Yellow Sands”; had an important part in the latter “Marigold” at the Kingsway Theatre, London, and deputised for her for a time; understudied Angela Baddeley in “Thunder on the Left”; played the part of Liza Lu in “Tess of the D’Urbervilles”; has appeared in a large number of other stage Plays, including “The Edge of Life”, “Liberty Hall”, “Alice in Wonderland”, the Stage Society production of “Chéri”, “Spring’s Awakening”, etc., also children’s and broadcast plays. She made her film debut in 1930 as Violet in “The Speckled Band”, produced by British Dominion Studios. »
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    Note: I have no idea what is really meant by the phrase (in the English version only): "and carried of Irene Vanbrugh’s prize for French Leaveout." No amount of Googling has come up with an answer so far! Certainly nothing on either the RADA website or any online biography of Irene Vanbrugh reveals anything about this supposed prize in her name. What exactly is "French Leaveout"? Any help on this would be most appreciated! —R.C.A. (robinca)

  4.   Alice Gachet, in Remember with Advantages - Chasing 'The Fugitive' and Other Stories from an Actor's Life, by Barry Morse, with Anthony Wynne and Rbert E. Wood, Forward by Martin Landau. 2006, - McFarland and Company Inc, Publishers, Jefferson, North Carolina.

    « ... In particular, I was attached to the classes given by Alice Gachet, a French lady who had been with the Comedie-Francaise in Paris. It was she who had trained the great actor Charles Laughton, who had first drawn my attention to the Royal Academy. He, when he had been at the Academy, had been in her French class and had blossomed to such an extent that at the height of his fame — not long after he won the Oscar — he went to France and played in French with the company at the Comedie-Francaise, and slew them! So I thought, "I must get into Alice Gachet's class and work in French." .... »
    Accessed at: books.google.ca

  5.   Alice Gachet.

    Details to be added soon.

  6. Joyce Moore, in Ancestry.com: UK, Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960 [database on-line].

    « Name: Joyce Moore / Gender: Female / Age: 24 / Birth Date: abt 1903 /
    Departure Date: 23 Aug 1927 / Port of Departure: Southampton, England /
    Destination Port: New York, USA / Ship Name: Republic / Shipping Line: United States Lines / Master: Captain A B Randall »
    Accessed on 07/07/2019 at: search.ancestry.co.uk
    Original data:
    Board of Trade: Commercial and Statistical Department and successors: Outwards Passenger Lists. BT27. Records of the Commercial, Companies, Labour, Railways and Statistics Departments. Records of the Board of Trade and of successor and related bodies. The National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, England.

  7. Joyce Moore, in Wikipedia: Yellow Sands (play).

    « Yellow Sands is a play which opened at the Haymarket Theatre, London on 3 November 1926, where it ran for 610 performances, and at the Fulton Theatre, New York City on 10 September 1927, where it ran for 25 performances, closing in October 1927.
    Yellow Sands was written by Eden Phillpotts and his daughter Adelaide Phillpotts, produced by Sir Barry Jackson and directed by H. K. Ayliff.
    The production marked the London debut of Sir Ralph Richardson.
    It was adapted for a film, Yellow Sands, in 1938.
    Opening Night Cast (New York):
    Reginald Bach, Florence Barnes, Eileen Beldon, Madge Burbage, Arthur Claremont, Wilson Colman, Jack Livesey, Lester Matthews, Joyce Moore, Nellie Sheffield, Winnie Tempest. »
    Accessed on 07/07/2019 at: wikipedia.org
    This article includes a link to an image of the original New York playbill > playbill.com. Here Joyce Moore is shown as playing the part of Lydia Blake. And no sign of Ralph Richardson in the New York cast.

  8. Joyce Moore, in Ancestry.com: Ancestry.com. UK, Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960 [database on-line].

    « Name: Joyce Moore / Birth Date: abt 1903 / Age: 24 /
    Port of Departure: New York, New York, United States /
    Arrival Date: 12 Oct 1927 / Port of Arrival: Plymouth, England / Ship Name: President Harding / Shipping Line: United States Line »
    Accessed on 07/07/2019 at: ancestry.co.uk
    Source Citation:
    The National Archives of the UK; Kew, Surrey, England; Board of Trade: Commercial and Statistical Department and successors: Inwards Passenger Lists.; Class: BT26; Piece: 852
    Original data: Board of Trade: Commercial and Statistical Department and successors: Inwards Passenger Lists. Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives of the UK (TNA). Series BT26, 1,472 pieces.

  9.   Joyce Moore.