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Jennifer Hilary

Jennifer Mary Hilary (14 December 1942 – 6 August 2008) was a British actress of stage, film and television. Her first acclaimed stage performance was as "Milly" in Henry James' The Wings of the Dove, which marked her debut on the West End. Born at Frimley, Surrey, she trained at RADA, and began her acting career with the Liverpool Playhouse in April 1961, aged 18. Her first role was as Nina in The Seagull. She would go on to play such characters as Lady Teazle (The School for Scandal), Isabel (The Enchanted), Cilla Curtis (Amateur Means Lover) and Cecily Cardew (The Importance of Being Earnest). She went on to act with the Birmingham Repertory Theatre. She debuted across the pond in 1963, performing in Jean Anouilh's The Rehearsal. In 1964, she played "Zoe" in the West End production of James Saunders' A Scent of Flowers. Sir Michael Redgrave included her in the cast of Turgenev's A Month in the Country in 1965. She returned to New York to play the doomed "Sasha" in Chekhov's Ivanov at the Shubert Theatre in 1966. Back in London, she played "Ginny" in the hit 1967 production of Alan Ayckbourn's Relatively Speaking.

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Dec 14, 1942 In Frimley Green, Surrey, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Becket 1964-03-11
Latest Project:
Movie The Heroes of Telemark: Location report from Norway 2003-10-31
Known For
Poster of Midsomer Murders
Poster of Tales of the Unexpected
Poster of Charades
Poster of Department S
Movie The Heroes of Telemark: Location report from Norway Unknown 2003-10-31
Series Midsomer Murders Unknown 1997-03-23
Movie Danielle Steel's Zoya Tsarina 1995-09-17
Movie Slipstream Girl's Mother 1989-06-22
Series Double First Unknown 1988-09-06
Series The Hello Goodbye Man Unknown 1984-01-05
Movie Five Days One Summer Sarah Meredith 1982-11-12
Series The Gentle Touch Unknown 1980-04-11
Movie North Sea Hijack Sarah 1980-02-18
Movie The Adventures of Frank: Seeds of Ice Mrs. Champing 1980-11-11
Movie The Adventures of Frank: Everybody's Fiddling Something Mrs. Champing 1980-11-04
Series Tales of the Unexpected Wendy 1979-03-24
Movie Alphabetical Order Unknown 1978-01-02
Movie Charades Davina / Lady Caroline 1977-12-13
Movie Speed King Dorothy Campbell 1974-12-19
Series Jason King Unknown 1971-09-15
Movie One Brief Summer Unknown 1970-05-10
Series Department S Unknown 1969-09-09
Movie The Idol Sarah 1966-02-01
Movie The Heroes of Telemark Sigrid 1965-11-22
Movie Becket Peasant's Daughter 1964-03-11