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Peggy Ashcroft

​Dame Edith Margaret Emily Ashcroft, DBE, (22 December 1907 - 14 June 1991) known professionally as Peggy Ashcroft, was an English actress whose career spanned more than sixty years. Born to a comfortable middle-class family, Ashcroft was determined from an early age to become an actress, despite parental opposition.

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Dec 22, 1907 In Croydon, Surrey, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Wandering Jew 1933-11-15
Latest Project:
Series Caught on a Train 2022
Known For
Poster of Caught on a Train
Poster of Van der Valk
Poster of Play of the Month
Poster of Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Series Caught on a Train Frau Messner 2022
Movie The Heat of the Day Nettie 1989-06-09
Movie She's Been Away Unknown 1989-07-09
Movie Madame Sousatzka Lady Emily 1988-10-14
Series A Perfect Spy Miss Dubber 1987-11-04
Movie When the Wind Blows Hilda Bloggs (voice) 1986-10-24
Movie The Wind and the Bomb Unknown 1986-01-01
Movie Murder by the Book Agatha Christie 1986-01-01
Series The Jewel in the Crown Barbie Batchelor 1984-01-09
Series Six Centuries of Verse Herself - Reader 1984-05-02
Movie A Passage to India Mrs. Moore 1984-12-14
Series Playing Shakespeare Unknown 1984-07-29
Movie Little Eyolf The Rat Wife 1982-07-19
Movie Caught on a Train Frau Messner 1980-10-31
Movie Cream in My Coffee Jean Wilsher 1980-11-02
Movie Hullabaloo Over Georgie and Bonnie's Pictures Lady Gee 1978-09-01
Series Edward and Mrs Simpson Unknown 1978-11-08
Movie Edward & Mrs. Simpson Queen Mary 1978-11-06
Movie The Pedestrian Lady Gray 1973-09-05
Series Van der Valk Unknown 1972-09-13
Series Great Performances self 1971-01-28
Movie Sunday Bloody Sunday Mrs. Greville 1971-07-01
Movie Three into Two Won't Go Belle 1969-07-02
Movie Tell Me Lies Unknown 1968-02-02
Movie Secret Ceremony Hannah 1968-10-23
Movie October Revolution Unknown 1967-10-11
Movie The Wars of the Roses Queen Margaret 1965-04-08
Series Play of the Month Unknown 1965-10-19
Movie The Cherry Orchard Madame Ranevsky 1962-04-17
Movie Terminus Mother (uncredited) 1961-12-01
Movie The Nun's Story Mother Mathilde 1959-06-18
Series Alfred Hitchcock Presents Margaret - Crofter's Wife (archive footage) (uncredited) 1955-10-02
Movie We Serve Unknown 1942-06-29
Movie Quiet Wedding Flower Lisle 1941-04-19
Movie Channel Incident The Woman 1940-04-28
Movie Rhodes of Africa Anna Carpenter 1936-06-30
Movie The 39 Steps The Crofter's Wife Margaret 1935-06-06
Movie The Wandering Jew Olalla Quintana 1933-11-15