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Jean Marsh

Born in London, Jean Marsh became interested in show business while taking dancing and mime classes as therapy for a childhood illness. After attending a charm school and working as a model, she started acting in repertory and took voice lessons. Her repertory work was supplemented by a number of film appearances as a dancer. She then spent three years in America, appearing in Sir John Gielgud's Broadway production of "Much Ado About Nothing" and numerous TV shows, including an episode of "The Twilight Zone"(1959). Returning to London, she won roles on stage, film and TV. It was during this period that she appeared in "Doctor Who" (1963), first as Princess Joanna in "The Crusade" and then as Sara Kingdom in "The Daleks' Master Plan." In the early 1970s she co-created and starred in LWT's "Upstairs, Downstairs" (1971). Since then she has maintained a very busy career in the theatre, on TV - including a starring role in the US sitcom "9 to 5"(1982) and films such as Return to Oz (1985) and Willow (1988). She also co-created another successful series, "The House of Eliott" (1991).

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Jul 1, 1934 In Stoke Newington, London, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Hallmark Hall of Fame 1951-12-24
Latest Project:
Movie Outlier 2014-10-01
Known For
Poster of Agatha Christie's The Pale Horse
Poster of No Strings
Poster of Return to Oz
Poster of The Changeling
Movie Outlier 2014-10-01
Movie The Last Post Colette 2011-07-01
Movie The Heavy Mrs. Mason 2010-04-08
Series Crooked House Unknown 2008-12-22
Series Sense and Sensibility Mrs. Ferrars 2008-01-01
Series The One Show Unknown 2006-08-14
Series The Paul O'Grady Show Unknown 2004-10-11
Series Julian Fellowes Investigates: A Most Mysterious Murder Violet Sidney 2004-10-16
Series The Ghost Hunter Mrs Croker 2000-01-04
Movie Monarch The Queens 2000-10-08
Series Holby City Vera Engells 1999-01-12
Movie Agatha Christie's The Pale Horse Thyrza Grey 1997-07-01
Series The All New Alexei Sayle Show 1994-01-06
Movie Fatherland Anna von Hagen 1994-11-26
Movie Adam Bede Lisbeth Bede 1992-03-01
Movie Bejewelled Barbara 1991-01-20
Movie A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court Morgana 1989-12-18
Movie Danny the Champion of the World Miss Hunter 1989-04-29
Series No Strings Unknown 1989-04-12
Movie Doctor Who: Battlefield Morgaine 1989-09-27
Movie Willow Queen Bavmorda 1988-05-20
Movie Sesame Street: Put Down the Duckie: An All-Star Musical Special Self 1988-10-05
Movie Return to Oz Nurse Wilson / Mombi 1985-06-21
Series Master of the Game Mrs. Talley 1984-02-19
Series Murder, She Wrote Unknown 1984-09-30
Series Nine to Five 1982-03-25
Series Goliath Awaits Dr. Goldman 1981-11-11
Movie See China and Die Sally Hackman 1981-12-09
Movie The Changeling Joanna Russell 1980-03-28
Series Trapper John, M.D. Unknown 1979-09-23
Movie The Eagle Has Landed Joanna Grey 1976-12-24
Movie UFO - Contatto radar, stanno atterrando 1974-10-23
Movie Dark Places Victoria 1973-05-01
Series The Waltons Unknown 1972-09-14
Movie A Day in the Death of Joe Egg Mother on moonrocket 1972-01-01
Movie Frenzy Monica Barling 1972-04-14
Series The Persuaders! Unknown 1971-09-17
Movie Skin Deep Madeleine Walsh 1971-11-25
Series Upstairs, Downstairs Rose Buck 1971-10-10
Series UFO Janna 1970-09-16
Movie Jane Eyre Mrs. Rochester 1970-12-01
Series Department S Unknown 1969-09-09
Movie The Limbo Line Unknown 1969-03-03
Movie Charlie Bubbles Waitress (uncredited) 1968-02-11
Series Hawaii Five-O Unknown 1968-09-20
Series The Dick Cavett Show Herself - Guest 1968-06-06
Movie Doctor Who: The Daleks' Master Plan Sara Kingdom 1966-01-29
Series Gideon's Way Unknown 1965-03-18
Movie Doctor Who: The Crusade Joanna 1965-04-17
Series The Hollywood Palace Unknown 1964-01-04
Movie Face of a Stranger 1964-09-01
Movie Back to Back Unknown 1963-02-20
Series Doctor Who Unknown 1963-11-23
Movie Unearthly Stranger Miss Ballard 1963-09-12
Series The Saint Anne Kirby 1962-10-04
Series The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Unknown 1962-10-01
Movie Heart to Heart Peggy Mann 1962-12-06
Movie The Rebel Strange Woman at Party (Uncredited) 1961-03-07
Movie The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone Party Guest (uncredited) 1961-12-28
Movie The Horsemasters Ingrid 1961-10-01
Series Danger Man Unknown 1960-09-11
Series The Twilight Zone Alicia 1959-10-02
Series The Third Man Unknown 1959-10-02
Movie The Limping Man Landlady's daughter 1953-12-11
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24