Person Details

Birthday: 1934-07-01 10:10:15

Aliases: No known aliases

Gender: Female

Place of birth: Stoke Newington, London, UK

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Movie Involvements: 29

TV Involvements: 15


Most Famous Work

Biography

Born in London, Jean Marsh became interested in show business while taking dancing and mime classes as therapy for a childhood illness. After attending a charm school and working as a model, she started acting in repertory and took voice lessons. Her repertory work was supplemented by a number of film appearances as a dancer. She then spent three years in America, appearing in Sir John Gielgud's Broadway production of "Much Ado About Nothing" and numerous TV shows, including an episode of "The Twilight Zone"(1959). Returning to London, she won roles on stage, film and TV. It was during this period that she appeared in "Doctor Who" (1963), first as Princess Joanna in "The Crusade" and then as Sara Kingdom in "The Daleks' Master Plan." In the early 1970s she co-created and starred in LWT's "Upstairs, Downstairs" (1971). Since then she has maintained a very busy career in the theatre, on TV - including a starring role in the US sitcom "9 to 5"(1982) and films such as Return to Oz (1985) and Willow (1988). She also co-created another successful series, "The House of Eliott" (1991).

Most Famous Work

Doctor Who
Average
8

Doctor Who

(1963) Morgaine
The Twilight Zone
Average
9

The Twilight Zone

(1959) Alicia
Tales from the Darkside
Average
7

Tales from the Darkside

(1984) Joan Matlin
Holby City
Average
6

Holby City

(1999) Vera Engells
Willow
Average
7

Willow

(1988) Queen Bavmorda
Upstairs, Downstairs
Average
8

Upstairs, Downstairs

(1971) Rose Buck
UFO
Average
8

UFO

(1970) Janna
Frenzy
Average
7

Frenzy

(1972) Monica Barling

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2014 N/A
2011 Colette
2010 Mrs. Mason
2008 N/A
Mrs. Ferrars
2006 N/A
2004 Violet Sidney
N/A
2000 The Queens
Mrs Croker
1999 Vera Engells
1997 Thyrza Grey
1994 Anna von Hagen
Anna von Hagen
N/A
1992 Lisbeth Bede
1991 Barbara
1989 Morgana
Morgaine
Miss Hunter
N/A
1988 Self
Queen Bavmorda
1985 Nurse Wilson / Mombi
1984 Joan Matlin
N/A
Mrs. Talley
1982 N/A
1981 Sally Hackman
Dr. Goldman
1980 Joanna Russell
1979 N/A
1976 Joanna Grey
1974 N/A
1973 Victoria
1972 N/A
Monica Barling
Mother on moonrocket
1971 Madeleine Walsh
Rose Buck
N/A
N/A
1970 Mrs. Rochester
Janna
1969 N/A
N/A
1968 N/A
Sybil Houghton
Self - Guest
Waitress (uncredited)
1966 Sara Kingdom
1965 Joanna
N/A
1964 N/A
N/A
1963 Sara Kingdom
Morgaine
Miss Ballard
N/A
1962 Peggy Mann
Anne Kirby
N/A
1961 Party Guest (uncredited)
Andrienne
Ingrid
Strange Woman at Party (Uncredited)
1960 N/A
1959 Ata
N/A
Alicia
1953 Landlady's daughter
1951 N/A
Year Character Movie/Tv

Creator

Year Role Movie/Tv
1991 Creator
1971 Creator
Year Role Movie/Tv

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