Biography

​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.

​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.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 33

Birthday 1907-12-22

Day of Death 1991-06-14

Place of Birth Croydon, Surrey, England, UK

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Also Known As

  • Dame Peggy Ashcroft
  • Dame Edith Margaret Emily Ashcroft

Acting TV ShowsMovies

Caught on a Train (0 episodes) as Frau Messner
1989 She's Been Away
1989 The Heat of the Day as Nettie
1988 Madame Sousatzka as Lady Emily
1987 A Perfect Spy (7 episodes) as Miss Dubber
1986 When the Wind Blows as Hilda Bloggs (voice)
1986 Murder by the Book as Agatha Christie
1984 A Passage to India as Mrs. Moore
1984 Playing Shakespeare (9 episodes)
1984 Six Centuries of Verse (8 episodes) as Herself - Reader
1984 The Jewel in the Crown (14 episodes) as Barbie Batchelor
1982 Little Eyolf as The Rat Wife
1980 Cream in My Coffee as Jean Wilsher
1980 Caught on a Train as Frau Messner
1978 Edward and Mrs Simpson (5 episodes)
1978 Edward & Mrs. Simpson as Queen Mary
1978 Hullabaloo Over Georgie and Bonnie's Pictures as Lady Gee
1973 The Pedestrian as Lady Gray
1972 Van der Valk (1 episode)
1971 Sunday Bloody Sunday as Mrs. Greville
1969 Three Into Two Won't Go as Belle
1968 Secret Ceremony as Hannah
1968 Tell Me Lies
1967 October Revolution
1965 Play of the Month (1 episode)
1965 The Wars of the Roses as Queen Margaret
1962 The Cherry Orchard as Madame Ranevsky
1959 The Nun's Story as Mother Mathilde
1941 Quiet Wedding as Flower Lisle
1940 Channel Incident as The Woman
1936 Rhodes of Africa as Anna Carpenter
1935 The 39 Steps as The Crofter's Wife Margaret
1933 The Wandering Jew as Olalla Quintana

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