Margaret Leighton

Margaret Leighton

Highest Rated: 100% The Go-Between (1970)

Lowest Rated: 20% The Madwoman of Chaillot (1969)

Birthday: Feb 26, 1922

Birthplace: Not Available

A tall, rail-thin, charming British actress, she began training for the stage at age 15, and made her professional debut at 16. After joining the Old Vic Company under the direction of Laurence Olivier and Ralph Richardson, she rose to prominence in the late '40s; over the next decade she became a highly respected actress for her work in both London and Broadway, typically portraying fragile, neurotic women. For her performances in the Broadway plays Separate Tables (1956) and The Night of the Iguana (1962) she won Tony Awards. Onscreen from the late '40s, she appeared in numerous films over nearly three decades. For her work in The Go-Between (1971) she received a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination. She was married to publisher Max Reinhardt, actor Laurence Harvey, and actor Michael Wilding. She died of multiple sclerosis at 53.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Choice of Weapons Ma Gore 1976
No Score Yet Galileo Court Lady 1975
No Score Yet Journey Through the Black Sun Actor 1975
No Score Yet Great Expectations Miss Havisham 1974
No Score Yet Frankenstein: The True Story Lady Fanshawe 1973
40% From Beyond the Grave Mme. Orloff 1973
No Score Yet The Nelson Affair (Bequest to the Nation) Actor 1973
29% X, Y & Zee Gladys 1972
No Score Yet Lady Caroline Lamb Lady Melbourne 1972
100% The Go-Between Mrs. Maudsley 1970
20% The Madwoman of Chaillot Constance, the Madwoman of Passy 1969
No Score Yet An Ideal Husband Actor 1969
100% 7 Women Agatha Andrews 1966
47% The Loved One Mrs. Kenton 1965
No Score Yet The Third Secret Actor 1964
No Score Yet The Best Man Alice Russell 1964
No Score Yet Waltz of the Toreadors (The Amorous General) Emily Fitzjohn 1962
No Score Yet The Sound and the Fury Caddy Compson 1959
No Score Yet Carrington V.C. (Court Martial) Valerie Carrington 1955
No Score Yet The Constant Husband (Marriage a la Mode) Miss Chesterman 1955
No Score Yet The Good Die Young Eve Ravenscourt 1954
No Score Yet The Holly and the Ivy Margaret Gregory 1952
No Score Yet Calling Bulldog Drummond Actor 1951
No Score Yet The Astonished Heart Leonora Vail 1950
No Score Yet Elusive Pimpernel Marguerite Blakeney 1950
60% Under Capricorn Milly 1949
No Score Yet Winslow Boy Catherine Winslow 1949
No Score Yet Bonnie Prince Charlie Flora MacDonald 1948


No Score Yet The Alfred Hitchcock Hour
Nell Snyder 1965
No Score Yet Dr. Kildare
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Iris 1958


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