Margaret Leighton

Actress

Actress


British theatre actress Margaret Leighton made her classical stage debut at age 16. The daughter of a businessman, she joined the Old Vic Company under the direction of Laurence Olivier and Ralph Richardson and in the late 40s and 50s earned kudos for her theatrical endeavors on both the London and Broadway stages. She was nominated for four Tony ...
Birth date
1922-02-26
Death date
1976-01-13
Awards
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 2 nominations.
Height
5' 10" (1.78 m)

Known For


The Go-Between
The Go-Between
Mrs. Maudsley (1971)
The Loved One
The Loved One
Mrs. Kenton (1965)
Court Martial
Court Martial
Valerie (1954)
The Fighting Pimpernel
The Fighting Pimpernel
Marguerite Blakeney (1950)
 

Activities


RoleTitleYear
ActressJourney Through the Black Sun
(TV Movie) Arra
1976
ActressA Dirty Knight's Work
Ma Gore
1976
ActressSpace: 1999
(TV Series) Arra - Collision Course (1975) ... Arra
1975
ActressGalileo
Elderly Court Lady
1975
ActressGreat Expectations
(TV Movie) Miss Havisham
1974
ActressFrom Beyond the Grave
Madame Orloff (segment 3 "The Elemental")
1974
ActressFrankenstein: The True Story
(TV Movie) Francoise DuVal
1973
ActressThe Nelson Affair
Lady Frances Nelson
1973
ActressThe Upper Crusts
(TV Series) Lady Seacroft - Putting on the Ritz (1973) ... Lady Seacroft - A Tradition of Service (1973) ... Lady Seacroft - Sitting Pretty (1973) ... Lady Seacroft - One Door Opens (1973) ... Lady Seacroft - By Endeavour Alone (1973) ... Lady Seacroft Show all 6 episodes
1973
ActressITV Sunday Night Theatre
(TV Series) The woman / Gertrude - The Guests (1972) ... The woman - Hamlet (1970) ... Gertrude
1970-1972
ActressLady Caroline Lamb
Lady Melbourne
1972
ActressArmchair Theatre
(TV Series) Lady Huntercombe - Hot Summer: Do Not Sell (1972) ... Lady Huntercombe
1972
ActressX, Y and Zee
Gladys
1972
ActressThe Go-Between
Mrs. Maudsley
1971
ActressThe Name of the Game
(TV Series) Amelia Rayner - The King of Denmark (1970) ... Amelia Rayner
1970
ActressThe Wednesday Play
(TV Series) Florence Lancaster - The Vortex (1969) ... Florence Lancaster
1969
ActressThe Madwoman of Chaillot
Constance
1969
ActressBBC Play of the Month
(TV Series) Mrs. Cheveley / Helen Lancaster - An Ideal Husband (1969) ... Mrs. Cheveley - Waters of the Moon (1968) ... Helen Lancaster
1968-1969
ActressJudd for the Defense
(TV Series) Mary Wright - The Crystal Maze (1969) ... Mary Wright
1969
ActressA Touch of Venus
(TV Series) Rosemary - All on Her Own (1968) ... Rosemary
1968
ActressThe Girl from U.N.C.L.E.
(TV Series) Gita Volander - The Lethal Eagle Affair (1966) ... Gita Volander
1966
ActressThe F.B.I.
(TV Series) Amy Hunter - The Chameleon (1966) ... Amy Hunter
1966
Actress7 Women
Agatha Andrews
1966
ActressThe Loved One
Mrs. Kenton
1965
ActressDr. Kildare
(TV Series) Chris Becker / Paula Winfield - Horizontal Hero (1965) ... Chris Becker - Web of Hate (1965) ... Chris Becker - A Life for a Life (1965) ... Chris Becker - Behold the Great Man (1965) ... Chris Becker - Lullaby for an Indian Summer (1965) ... Paula Winfield
1965
ActressThe Alfred Hitchcock Hour
(TV Series) Nell Snyder - Where the Woodbine Twineth (1965) ... Nell Snyder
1965
ActressBurke's Law
(TV Series) Connie Hanson - Who Killed Everybody? (1964) ... Connie Hanson
1964
ActressBen Casey
(TV Series) Leila Farr - August Is the Month Before Christmas (1964) ... Leila Farr
1964
ActressThe Best Man
Alice Russell
1964
ActressWaltz of the Toreadors
Emily Fitzjohn
1962
ActressITV Play of the Week
(TV Series) Mrs. Manningham / Frances Farrar / Natalya Petrovna - Gaslight (1960) ... Mrs. Manningham - A Day by the Sea (1959) ... Frances Farrar - A Month in the Country (1955) ... Natalya Petrovna
1955-1960
ActressThe DuPont Show of the Month
(TV Series) Millie Crocker-Harris - The Browning Version (1959) ... Millie Crocker-Harris
1959
ActressThe Sound and the Fury
Caddy Compson
1959
ActressPlayhouse 90
(TV Series) Miss Kerrison - The Second Man (1959) ... Miss Kerrison
1959
ActressAlfred Hitchcock Presents
(TV Series) Iris Teleton - Tea Time (1958) ... Iris Teleton
1958
ActressSuspicion
(TV Series) Miss Perry - The Sparkle of Diamonds (1957) ... Miss Perry
1957
ActressA Novel Affair
Judith Wynter / Leonie Hathaway
1957
ActressTheatre Royal
(TV Series) Marion (wife) - The Triumphant (1956) ... Marion (wife)
1956
ActressITV Opening Night at the Guildhall
(TV Movie) Gwendolen Fairfax
1955
ActressMarriage a la Mode
The Law - Counsel for the Defence
1955
ActressCourt Martial
Valerie
1954
ActressThe Teckman Mystery
Helen Teckman
1954
ActressThe Good Die Young
Eve
1954
ActressBBC Sunday-Night Theatre
(TV Series) Rosalind / Lucasta Angel / Catherine Bailey - The Confidential Clerk (1953) ... Lucasta Angel - As You Like It/II (1953) ... Rosalind - As You Like It (1953) ... Rosalind - Release (I) (1951) ... Catherine Bailey
1951-1953
ActressThe Holly and the Ivy
Margaret Gregory
1952
ActressMurder on Monday
Janet Preston
1952
ActressCalling Bulldog Drummond
Sgt. Helen Smith
1951
ActressThe Fighting Pimpernel
Marguerite Blakeney
1950
ActressThe Astonished Heart
Leonora Vail
1950
ActressUnder Capricorn
Milly
1949
ActressBonnie Prince Charlie
Flora MacDonald
1948
ActressThe Winslow Boy
Catherine Winslow
1948
ActressArms and the Man
(TV Movie) Raina Petkoff
1948
ActressEveryman
(TV Movie) Beauty
1947
ActressLaugh with Me
(TV Movie) Dorothy
1938
RoleTitleYear
SelfCinema
(TV Series documentary) Self - Margaret Leighton (1971) ... Self
1971
SelfGirl Talk
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 5 January 1967 (1967) ... Self
1967
SelfThe Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
(TV Series) Self - Guest - Episode dated 14 January 1966 (1966) ... Self - Guest
1966
SelfABC's Nightlife
(TV Series) Self - Episode #1.148 (1965) ... Self
1965
SelfThat Regis Philbin Show
(TV Series) Self - Episode #1.16 (1964) ... Self
1964
SelfThe Theater of Tomorrow
(TV Movie) Self
1963
SelfThe Merv Griffin Show
(TV Series) Self - Basil Rathbone, Margaret Leighton, George Frazier (1963) ... Self
1963
SelfThe Ed Sullivan Show
(TV Series) Self - Episode #16.9 (1962) ... Self
1962
SelfThe 16th Annual Tony Awards
(TV Special) Self - Winner
1962
SelfThe 11th Annual Tony Awards
(TV Special) Self - Winner
1957
SelfStage by Stage
(TV Series) Self - The Repertory Movement (1955) ... Self
1955
RoleTitleYear
Archive footageThe Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Story
(Documentary)
1951