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      Jill Esmond

      Jill Esmond

      Highest Rated: 100% The Pied Piper (1942)

      Lowest Rated: 38% The Skin Game (1931)

      Birthday: Jan 26, 1908

      Birthplace: London, England, UK

      Elegant, sophisticated British lead and supporting actress who fluctuated between stage and screen on both sides of the Atlantic. First wife of Laurence Olivier (1930-40), with whom she went to Hollywood for a screen test in 1931; both secured contracts with RKO, but Esmond was judged the more desirable film property and made several Hollywood films, often playing socialites, before returning to the London stage with Olivier in the early 1930s. She became a supporting player during the 1940s. Mother of Olivier's first son, (Simon) Tarquin Olivier.

      Highest rated movies

      The Pied Piper
      Night People
      Random Harvest
      The White Cliffs of Dover
      A Man Called Peter
      Thirteen Women
      The Skin Game


      CASANOVA BROWN, Jill Esmond, 1944 THE SKIN GAME, front row: Edward Chapman (second from left, moustache), John Longden, Edmund Gwenn (bidding); seated at right: Helen Haye (third from right), C.V. France, Jill Esmond, 1931 ESCAPE, Jill Esmond, Peggy Cummins, director, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, on-set, 1948, TM and Copyright (c) 20th Century-Fox Film Corp. All Rights Reserved THE SKIN GAME, from left: Frank Lawton, Jill Esmond, 1931



      60% 85% A Man Called Peter Mrs. Findlay (Character) - 1955
      86% 50% Night People Frau Schindler (Character) - 1954
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Private Information Charlotte (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet 0% The Bandit of Sherwood Forest The Queen Mother (Character) - 1946
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bedelia Nurse Harris (Character) - 1946
      80% 59% The White Cliffs of Dover Rosamund (Character) - 1944
      No Score Yet 34% Casanova Brown Dr. Zernerke (Character) - 1944
      No Score Yet No Score Yet My Pal, Wolf Miss Elizabeth Munn (Character) - 1944
      No Score Yet 60% This Above All Emily (Character) - 1942
      82% 89% Random Harvest Lydia Rainier (Character) - 1942
      No Score Yet No Score Yet On the Sunny Side Mrs. Aylesworth (Character) - 1942
      No Score Yet 59% Journey for Margaret Susan Fleming (Character) - 1942
      100% 80% The Pied Piper Mrs. Cavanaugh (Character) - 1942
      No Score Yet No Score Yet F.P.1 Doesn't Answer Claire Lennartz (Character) - 1933
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Is My Face Red? Mildred Huntington (Character) - 1932
      No Score Yet No Score Yet State's Attorney Lillian Ulrich (Character) - 1932
      56% 36% Thirteen Women Jo Turner (Character) - 1932
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ladies of the Jury Mrs. Yvette Gordon (Character) - 1932
      38% 18% The Skin Game Jill (Character) - 1931