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Jean Marsh

Highest Rated:   87% Frenzy (1972)
Lowest Rated:   48% Willow (1988)
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Birthplace:   Stoke Newington, London, England, UK
Dancer/model Jean Marsh appeared in her first film, Tales of Hoffman, at the age of 17. For those out there who associate Marsh with prim, severe roles, it will probably come as a mild surprise to discover that she made her first American TV appearance as a sexy, sloe-eyed native girl in a Hallmark Hall of Fame production of The Moon and Sixpence. Laboring in comparative obscurity throughout the 1960s (she was uncredited for her appearance as Marc Antony's wife Octavia in 1963's Cleopatra), Marsh began attracting attention in the 1970s in roles calling for tight-lipped outrage (Hitchcock's 1972 Frenzy) or glazed-eyed lunacy (Mrs. Rochester in the 1971 TV movie version of Jane Eyre). After nearly 20 years in the business, Marsh was voted "Most Outstanding New Actress of 1972" by a British film organization. She achieved international stardom (and won an Emmy) as Rose the maid in Upstairs Downstairs, a multipart British television series co-created by Marsh and actress Eileen Atkins. Subsequent TV-series work included the part of Roz Keith on the American sitcom 9 to 5 and the 1990s British TVer The House of Eliott, which like Upstairs Downstairs sprang largely from Marsh's personal creative input. Jean Marsh was at one time married to Dr. Who star Jon Pertwee.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet The Heavy
  • Boots' Mother
2008
No Score Yet The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • Vagrant Woman
2003
No Score Yet Monarch
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet The Pale Horse
  • Actor
1997
No Score Yet Danielle Steel's 'The Ring'
  • Frau Weiss
1996
No Score Yet The Glorious Romantics
  • Actor
1995
50% Fatherland
  • Anna Von Hagen
1994
No Score Yet Adam Bede
  • Lisbeth Bede
1992
No Score Yet Bejewelled
  • Barbara
1991
No Score Yet Doctor Who: The Hartnell Years
  • Actor
1991
No Score Yet A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
  • Actor
1989
48% Willow
  • Queen Bavmorda
1988
55% Return to Oz
  • Nurse Wilson / Mombi
1985
No Score Yet Cheech and Chong's The Corsican Brothers
  • Actor
1984
No Score Yet Goliath Awaits
  • Dr. Goldman
1981
76% The Changeling
  • Joanna Russell
1980
86% The Eagle Has Landed
  • Joanna Grey
1976
No Score Yet Dark Places
  • Victoria Marr
1973
87% Frenzy
  • Monica
1972
No Score Yet Jane Eyre
  • Mrs. Rochester
1971
No Score Yet Unearthly Stranger
  • Miss Ballard
1964
55% Cleopatra
  • Octavia
1963
No Score Yet Doctor Who - Lost in Time: The William Hartnell Years
  • Actor
1963
No Score Yet The Horsemasters
  • Actor
1961
No Score Yet The Limping Man
  • Actor
1953

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Grantchester on Masterpiece
2015
  • Daisy Livingstone
  • 2015
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2015
  • Mrs. Rose Buck Rose Buck Mrs. Ferrars
  • Creator
  • Guest
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2008
  • 2007
No Score Yet Upstairs Downstairs
1971-1975
  • Rose
  • 1974
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • Alicia
  • 1959

Quotes from Jean Marsh's Characters