Jean Marsh

Jean Marsh

Highest Rated: 90% Frenzy (1972)

Lowest Rated: 50% Fatherland (1994)

Birthday: Jul 1, 1934

Birthplace: Stoke Newington, London, England, UK

A genuine class act, Jean Marsh won raves in her native England and on American soil for taking on nuanced roles onscreen. The Emmy Award-winning actress first made her mark in British productions, from Shakespearean stage revivals, to sci-fi epics, to costume dramas. However, it was Marsh's breakout performance on "Upstairs, Downstairs" (ITV, 1971-75), a period drama series she also created, that earned the actress favorable reviews on both sides of the Atlantic. Her role as a prim and proper housemaid to an aristocratic British family won Marsh an Emmy in 1975, establishing her presence in Hollywood. She parlayed her success on British television into big screen projects, often playing the villain in feature films such as "Return to Oz" (1985) and "Willow" (1985). In 2010, Marsh starred on the three-part revival of "Upstairs, Downstairs," which garnered more critical praise and gave her the opportunity to reprise one of the best characters in her long revered career.

Highest rated movies

Frenzy
The Changeling
The Eagle Has Landed
Return to Oz
Willow
Fatherland

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Outlier Lilith Winterbottom (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 23% The Heavy Mrs. Mason (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Monarch The Queens (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Monarch: Henry VIII The Queens (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 50% Agatha Christie's The Pale Horse Thyrza Grey (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 80% The Ring Unknown (Character) - 1996
50% 52% Fatherland Anna von Hagen (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bejewelled Barbara (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet 62% A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court Morgana (Character) - 1989
52% 79% Willow Queen Bavmorda (Character) $55.6M 1988
54% 71% Return to Oz Nurse Wilson/Mombi (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Corsican Brothers Mazzere (Character) - 1985
83% 79% The Changeling Joanna Russell (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet See China and Die Sally Hackman (Character) - 1980
64% 67% The Eagle Has Landed Joanna Grey (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dark Places Victoria (Character) - 1974
90% 78% Frenzy Monica Barling (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Horsemasters Andrienne (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 30% The Limping Man Landlady's Daughter (Character) - 1953

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 100% Upstairs Downstairs Rose Buck (Character) 2010 2012
No Score Yet 66% Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1993
68% 79% Doctor Who Morgaine (Character) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nine to Five Roz Keith (Character) 1982-1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D. Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Waltons Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet 100% Upstairs, Downstairs Rose (Character) 1971-1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet El Santo Ann (Guest Star) 1964 1966 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Spy Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
82% 95% The Twilight Zone Alicia (Character) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Master of the Game Mrs. Talley (Character)