Jill Esmond

Jill Esmond

  • Highest Rated: 100% The Pied Piper (1942)
  • Lowest Rated: 17% The Skin Game (1931)
  • Birthday: Jan 26, 1908
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Jill Esmond made her London stage bow at 14, several years before she attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. In 1931, she came to Hollywood with her then-husband Laurence Olivier. RKO Radio optioned the services of both Esmond and Olivier -- then kept only Esmond, after deciding that the future Sir Laurence wasn't suitable for films. Of her RKO films, only Ladies of the Jury (1932) and Thirteen Women (1932) are truly memorable. She returned to England with Olivier in the 1930s, where she concentrated on the stage. When she came back to Hollywood in 1942, it was as a husbandless character actress (Olivier had married Vivien Leigh in the interim); she remained in films until her retirement in 1955. Jill Esmond was the daughter of Eva Moore, a character actress best remembered for her performance as Ernst Thesiger's prudish sister in The Old Dark House (1932).

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No Score Yet A Man Called Peter Mrs. Findlay 1955
No Score Yet Night People Frau Schindler 1954
No Score Yet Escape Grace Winton 1948
No Score Yet The Bandit Of Sherwood Forest The Queen Mother 1946
No Score Yet Casanova Brown Dr. Zernerke 1944
80% The White Cliffs of Dover Rosamund 1944
89% Random Harvest Lydia Chetwynd 1942
No Score Yet Journey for Margaret Susan Fleming 1942
100% The Pied Piper Mrs. Cavanaugh 1942
No Score Yet This Above All Nurse Emily 1942
No Score Yet On the Sunny Side Mrs. Aylesworth 1942
No Score Yet F.P.1 Claire 1933
No Score Yet Thirteen Women Jo Turner 1932
No Score Yet Is My Face Red Mildred Huntington 1932
17% The Skin Game Jill 1931
No Score Yet State's Attorney Lillian Ulrich 1931


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