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Margaret Lockwood

Hitchcock and Lockwood on the set of [[The Lady Vanishes]]


Margaret Lockwood (1916–1990) CBE was a British actress.

She made her stage debut at the age of 12, and trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, where she was seen by a talent scout and signed to a contract. In 1935 she appeared in the film version of Lorna Doone, and in 1938 she played the role of Jenny Sunley, the self-centred, frivolous wife of Michael Redgrave's character in the film, The Stars Look Down.

Her most successful film of the 1930s was Alfred Hitchcock's The Lady Vanishes, in which she again starred with Redgrave. She reprised the role in a 1953 BBC Radio adaptation of the film.

In the early 1940s she changed her on-screen image to play villainesses in both contemporary and period films, becoming the most successful actress in British films during that period. Her greatest success was in the title role in The Wicked Lady (1945), a film which was controversial in its day and brought Lockwood considerable publicity.

She lived her final years in seclusion and died in Kensington, London, from cirrhosis of the liver, aged 73.


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  • born Mary Margaret Lockwood Day 15/Sep/1916 in Karachi, British India
  • married 17/Oct/1937 to Rupert Leon — divorced 1949
  • mother of actress Julia Lockwood (b. 1941)[1]
  • died 15/Jul/1990 in Kensington, London of cirrhosis of the liver


Notes & References

  1. Born Margaret Julia Leon. Internet Movie Database