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Jill Esmond

Highest Rated:   100% The Pied Piper (1942)
Lowest Rated:   17% The Skin Game (1931)
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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).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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
No Score Yet 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 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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