She also won Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations for her role as Desdemona’s faithful servant Emilia alongside Maggie Smith and Sir Laurence Olivier in OTHELLO (1965, a film version of a National Theatre production). Having made her name in the 1940s as a stage actress with Olivier, Ralph Richardson and Alec Guinness, she continued to enjoy almost constant success in the theatre on both sides of the Atlantic during a career that lasted more than 60 years, appearing in productions like UNCLE VANYA, RICHARD III, THE CRITIC, KING LEAR, HENRY IV and Anne Boleyn to Rex Harrison's Henry in ANNE OF THE THOUSAND DAYS. A long successful career in the theatre then, with lots of television roles as well, and a fascinating life too; born in 1915 and growing up in Co Mayo, Ireland before training at RADA. Actress Amanda Redman is her niece.
Joyce apparantly also appeared in PRUDENCE AND THE PILL, though I can't remember her in it, one of those dreadful films which stars like Deborah Kerr and David Niven were encouraged to appear in, in the late '60s. We will always have TOM JONES though.