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Rosemary Leach

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Rosemary Leach (18 December 1935 – 21 October 2017) was a British stage, television and film actress and singer. She was born at Much Wenlock, Shropshire. Her parents were teachers related to Edmund Leach. She attended grammar school and RADA. After appearing in repertory theatres and the Old Vic she became well known to UK TV viewers between 1965-69 for playing Susan Wheldon, the mistress of building tycoon John Wilder (Patrick Wymark) in the TV boardroom drama The Power Game. Subsequently she became a familiar face on British television. In 1973, she played Aldonza/Dulcinea in the BBC production of Don Quixote (retitled The Adventures of Don Quixote), starring Rex Harrison and Frank Finlay. In 1981 she played Emilia opposite Bob Hoskins's Iago in the BBC Shakespeare's production of Othello. In 1982 she played Aunt Fenny in The Jewel in the Crown. Rosemary played a leading role as smitten Joan Plumleigh-Bruce in the six part ITV 1987 production of The Charmer (TV series) which starred Nigel Havers. In 1987, she was nominated for BAFTA's Best Supporting Actress for A Room with a View (1985). In 1992, Leach starred in An Ungentlemanly Act, a BBC television film about the first days of the invasion of the Falkland Islands in 1982, portraying the real-life Lady Mavis Hunt, wife of the islands' then-governor, Sir Rex Hunt. Leach plays the part of Anna in BBC Radio 4's No Commitments, and Susan Harper's mother in My Family. She made a guest appearance as 'Bessie' on Waterloo Road (the TV series), in Series 3 Spring Term. Since 1994, she has made occasional appearances in The Archers as Ellen Rogers, the ex-pat aunt of Nigel Pargetter. In 2001 Leach played a leading role as a charming murderess in Destroying Angel, an episode of Midsomer Murders. Recently she has played Queen Elizabeth II three times: in the 2002 television movie Prince William; in a 2006 updated edition of The Afternoon Play, entitled Tea with Betty; and in 2009's Margaret. Description above from the Wikipedia article Rosemary Leach, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Dec 18, 1935 In Much Wenlock, Shropshire, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Hallmark Hall of Fame 1951-12-24
Latest Project:
Movie Blood and Peaches 2022
Known For
Poster of Doctors
Poster of Midsomer Murders
Poster of May to December
Poster of Casualty
Movie Blood and Peaches Nan 2022
Movie May I Kill U? Mags 2013-01-11
Movie The Great Ghost Rescue The Queen 2011-10-04
Movie Mission London Miss Cunningham 2010-04-16
Movie Margaret The Queen 2009-03-26
Series Afterlife Unknown 2005-09-24
Movie The Baroness and the Pig Margaret 2002-09-02
Movie Prince William Queen Elizabeth 2002-09-29
Movie Back Home Mrs. Dickinson 2001-10-22
Movie Whatever Happened to Harold Smith? Harold's Mother 2000-03-10
Series Doctors Meg Carpenter 2000-03-27
Series My Family Unknown 2000-09-19
Movie Breathtaking Mrs. Henshaw 2000-12-16
Series Berkeley Square Nanny Collins 1998-05-09
Series Midsomer Murders Unknown 1997-03-23
Series Spywatch Amy Hobbs 1996-01-15
Series Chiller 1995-03-09
Movie Tender Loving Care Mary 1993-10-03
Movie The Hawk Mrs Marsh 1993-12-03
Movie An Ungentlemanly Act Mavis Hunt 1992-01-01
Series Heartbeat Miss Plum 1992-04-10
Series Growing Pains Joan Craddock 1992-05-16
Series Up the Garden Path Unknown 1990-05-02
Series May to December Avril 1989-04-02
Movie The Winslow Boy Violet 1989-04-30
Series Summer's Lease Nancy Leadbetter 1989-11-01
Movie Across the Lake Connie Robinson 1988-01-01
Movie Still Crazy Like a Fox Eleanor Trundle 1987-04-05
Series The Charmer 1987-10-18
Series Casualty Miranda Watts 1986-09-06
Movie The 17th Bride Esther 1985-01-01
Movie Displaced Person Sister Agnes 1985-05-06
Movie A Room with a View Mrs. Honeychurch 1985-12-13
Movie Turtle Diary Mrs. Charlie Inchcliff 1985-12-06
Series The Jewel in the Crown Aunt Fenny 1984-01-09
Movie Swallows and Amazons Forever!: The Big Six Mrs. Barrable 1984-04-11
Movie Swallows and Amazons Forever!: Coot Club Mrs. Barrable 1984-03-19
Movie The Plague Dogs Vera (voice) 1982-10-21
Movie All's Well That Ends Well Widow of Florence 1981-01-04
Movie Othello Emilia 1981-10-04
Series An Audience with... Herself 1978-01-08
Series Disraeli 1978-09-05
Series Life Begins at Forty 1978-06-13
Series BBC Television Shakespeare Unknown 1978-12-01
Movie Disraeli Queen Victoria 1978-09-05
Movie Tiptoe Through the Tulips Rita 1976-03-16
Series Laurence Olivier Presents Mrs Jeffcote 1976-12-05
Movie Hindle Wakes Mrs. Jeffcote 1976-12-19
Movie When Day Is Done Rosemary Warne 1975-01-07
Series Rumpole of the Bailey Unknown 1975-12-17
Series The Prince Of Denmark 1974-04-10
Movie Ghost in the Noonday Sun Kate 1974-01-01
Movie Brief Encounter Mrs. Gaines 1974-11-12
Movie The Adventures Of Don Quixote Dulcinea / Aldonza 1973-04-23
Series The Tomorrow People Unknown 1973-04-30
Movie That'll Be The Day Mrs. MacLaine 1973-05-13
Movie Bermondsey Iris 1972-06-19
Series Pebble Mill at One Unknown 1972-10-09
Movie Cider with Rosie Mother 1971-12-25
Series Now Look Here... 1971-11-05
Series Germinal Unknown 1970-01-11
Movie Chariot of Fire Shelley Mitchell 1970-05-20
Series Judge Dee Unknown 1969-04-08
Movie Birthday 1969-01-02
Series Sherlock Holmes Unknown 1964-05-17
Movie Face of a Stranger 1964-09-01
Series The Wednesday Play Unknown 1964-09-30
Series The Plane Makers Unknown 1963-02-04
Series Z-Cars Unknown 1962-01-02
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24