Person Details

Birthday: 1917-04-21 03:35:41

Death: 1998-10-05 03:35:41

Aliases: No known aliases

Gender: Female

Place of birth:

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Movie Involvements: 32

TV Involvements: 1


Most Famous Work

Biography

An engineer's daughter, she had first planned on becoming a ballerina, using her original Christian name Muguette, but abandoned those plans by the age of 17 when she realized that her physique was more in keeping with her other first name, Megs. She trained in Liverpool at the School of Dancing and Dramatic Art and then joined the Liverpool Repertory Company in 1933 before moving to London to appear at the Player's Theatre four years later. During the 1950's, Megs was busy acting on stage and had considerable critical success in two plays by Emlyn Williams, 'Light of Heart' (1940) and 'The Wind of Heaven' (1945). Against character, she also played the vicious, unstable Alma Winemiller in 'Summer and Smoke' (1951) by Tennessee Williams. In 1956, she was awarded the Clarence Derwent Award as Best Supporting Actress for her role as the stoic wife of a longshoreman harbouring incestuous feelings for his niece in 'A View from the Bridge' by Arthur Miller. The previous year, she had made her Broadway debut in Chekhov's 'A Day by the Sea' as a supportive governess to an alcoholic physician.

Most Famous Work

Thirty-Minute Theatre
Average
2

Thirty-Minute Theatre

(1965) Miss Wellcome
The Innocents
Average
7

The Innocents

(1961) Mrs. Grose
Oliver!
Average
7

Oliver!

(1968) Mrs. Bedwin
Asylum
Average
6

Asylum

(1972) Nurse Higgins
Ivanhoe
Average
7

Ivanhoe

(1952) Servant to Isaac
The Cruel Sea
Average
7

The Cruel Sea

(1953) Tallow's Sister
Bunny Lake Is Missing
Average
7

Bunny Lake Is Missing

(1965) Sister
Tiger Bay
Average
7

Tiger Bay

(1959) Mrs. Phillips

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
1976 Eileen Gray
1974 N/A
N/A
Mrs. Grose
1973 N/A
1972 Nurse Higgins
N/A
N/A
1970 N/A
1969 Matron
1968 Mrs. Bedwin
1967 Mrs. Christoforides
1966 N/A
N/A
1965 Miss Wellcome
Sister
N/A
1964 Gladys Thomas
1963 N/A
1962 Lady Johnson
N/A
Mrs Gordon
1961 Mrs. Grose
Kitty Launder
1960 Gentlewoman
1959 Rose Brock
Mrs. Phillips
1958 Doris Banks
1957 Nurse Evans
Millie
Mrs. Snowden
1956 N/A
1955 Mrs. Pritchett
1954 Maggie Gay
1953 Vi Vining
Mrs. Powell
Tallow's Sister
Miss Gibson
1952 Penny
Servant to Isaac
1951 N/A
Mrs. Briggs
1950 Mrs. Marshall
1949 Nan Ritchie
The Innkeeper
1948 Frau Busche
Mrs. Alice Trelawne
1947 Angustina
1946 Nurse Woods
1945 Barmaid
Shirley
1944 Peach St. Clair
1943 Nurse (uncredited)
Gwen Price
1939 Barmaid
Mrs Braithwaite
Year Character Movie/Tv

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