Biography

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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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).

Personal Info

Gender Female

Known Credits 56

Birthday 1934-07-01

Place of Birth Stoke Newington, London, UK

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2014 Outlier
2010 Upstairs Downstairs(0 episodes)
2010 The Heavy as Mrs. Mason
2008 Crooked House as Lady Constance de Momery
2008 Crooked House(1 episode)
2008 Sense and Sensibility as Mrs. Ferrars
2006 The One Show(1 episode)
2004 Julian Fellowes Investigates: A Most Mysterious Murder(1 episode) as Violet Sidney
2004 The Paul O'Grady Show(1 episode)
2000 Monarch as The Queens
2000 The Ghost Hunter(10 episodes)
1999 Holby City(1 episode) as Vera Engells
1997 Agatha Christie's The Pale Horse as Thyrza Grey
1994 Fatherland as Anna von Hagen
1994 The All New Alexei Sayle Show(12 episodes)
1992 Adam Bede as Lisbeth Bede
1991 Bejewelled as Barbara
1989 A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court as Morgana
1989 Doctor Who: Battlefield as Morgaine
1989 Danny, The Champion of the World as Miss Hunter
1988 Willow as Queen Bavmorda
1985 Return to Oz as Nurse Wilson / Mombi
1984 Murder, She Wrote(1 episode)
1982 Nine to Five(84 episodes)
1981 Goliath Awaits as Dr. Goldman
1980 The Changeling as Joanna Russell
1979 Trapper John, M.D.(1 episode)
1976 The Eagle Has Landed as Joanna Grey
1974 Ufo - Contatto radar, stanno atterrando
1973 Dark Places as Victoria
1972 The Waltons(1 episode)
1972 Frenzy as Monica Barling
1971 A Ghost Story for Christmas(1 episode) as Lady Constance de Momery
1971 Upstairs, Downstairs(4 episodes)
1971 Upstairs, Downstairs(82 episodes) as Rose Buck
1971 The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes(1 episode)
1971 The Persuaders!(1 episode)
1970 UFO(1 episode)
1969 Department S(1 episode)
1968 Hawaii Five-O(1 episode)
1965 Doctor Who: The Daleks' Master Plan as Sara Kingdom
1965 Gideon's Way(1 episode)
1964 Face of a Stranger
1964 The Hollywood Palace(1 episode)
1963 Doctor Who(7 episodes)
1963 Unearthly Stranger as Miss Ballard
1962 The Saint(4 episodes)
1962 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson(1 episode)
1961 The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone as Party Guest
1960 Danger Man(1 episode)
1959 The Twilight Zone(1 episode) as Alicia
1959 The Third Man(1 episode)
1953 The Limping Man as Landlady's daughter
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame(1 episode)
1900 The Horsemasters: Follow Your Heart as Andrienne
1900 The Horsemasters: Follow Your Heart as Ingrid
1900 No Strings(7 episodes)

Creator

1991 The House of EliottCreator
1971 Upstairs, DownstairsCreator

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