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Megs Jenkins

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.


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Born:
Apr 21, 1917
Movie/TV Credits:
54
First Appeared:
In the movie Poison Pen 1939-07-03
Latest Project:
Movie A Cup O' Tea An' A Slice O' Cake - Worzel Gummidge Christmas Special 2022
Known For
Poster of Oliver!
Poster of Gideon's Way
Poster of The Old Curiosity Shop
Poster of The Innocents
Filmography
Movie A Cup O' Tea An' A Slice O' Cake - Worzel Gummidge Christmas Special Mrs Braithwaite 2022
Movie The Daedalus Equations Eileen Gray 1976-10-20
Movie The Turn of the Screw Mrs. Grose 1974-04-15
Series Oh No, It's Selwyn Froggitt! Unknown 1974-09-30
Series Father Brown Unknown 1974-09-26
Series Orson Welles' Great Mysteries Unknown 1973-09-01
Movie Asylum Nurse Higgins 1972-11-17
Series The Befrienders Unknown 1972-02-19
Series Crown Court Unknown 1972-10-11
Series Menace Unknown 1970-09-29
Movie The Smashing Bird I Used to Know Matron 1969-08-25
Movie Oliver! Mrs. Bedwin 1968-09-26
Movie Cop-Out Mrs. Christoforides 1967-05-23
Movie Where the Buffalo Roam Unknown 1966-11-02
Series Mystery and Imagination Unknown 1966-01-29
Series Gideon's Way Unknown 1965-03-18
Movie Bunny Lake Is Missing Sister 1965-10-03
Movie Murder Most Foul Gladys Thomas 1964-03-01
Movie The Barber of Stamford Hill Unknown 1963-01-10
Movie Heart to Heart Lady Johnson 1962-12-06
Movie Life for Ruth Mrs Gordon 1962-09-06
Series The Old Curiosity Shop Unknown 1962-11-25
Movie The Green Helmet Kitty Launder 1961-04-20
Movie The Innocents Mrs. Grose 1961-12-15
Movie Macbeth Gentlewoman 1960-11-20
Movie Tiger Bay Mrs. Phillips 1959-03-01
Movie Jet Storm Rose Brock 1959-09-16
Movie Indiscreet Doris Banks 1958-07-16
Movie The Man in the Sky Mrs. Snowden 1957-01-24
Movie The Story of Esther Costello Nurse Evans 1957-11-06
Movie The Passionate Stranger Millie 1957-03-04
Series Nathaniel Titlark Unknown 1956-02-21
Movie John and Julie Mrs. Pritchett 1955-07-26
Movie The Gay Dog Maggie Gay 1954-06-01
Movie Trouble in Store Miss Gibson 1953-01-01
Movie The Cruel Sea Tallow's Sister 1953-02-24
Movie Personal Affair Vi Vining 1953-10-20
Movie Rough Shoot Mrs. Powell 1953-05-15
Movie Secret People Penny 1952-01-01
Movie Ivanhoe Servant to Isaac 1952-01-01
Movie White Corridors Mrs. Briggs 1951-01-12
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24
Movie No Place for Jennifer Mrs. Marshall 1950-01-17
Movie The History of Mr. Polly The Innkeeper 1949-02-08
Movie A Boy, a Girl and a Bike Nan Ritchie 1949-05-23
Movie The Monkey's Paw Mrs. Alice Trelawne 1948-06-01
Movie Saraband for Dead Lovers Frau Busche 1948-10-04
Movie Green for Danger Nurse Woods 1946-12-07
Movie 29 Acacia Avenue Shirley 1945-05-01
Movie Painted Boats Barmaid 1945-09-01
Movie It's in the Bag Peach St. Clair 1944-02-07
Movie Millions Like Us Gwen Price 1943-06-01
Movie The Lamp Still Burns Nurse (uncredited) 1943-11-29
Movie Poison Pen Barmaid 1939-07-03