Margaret Tyzack

Margaret Tyzack

Highest Rated: 92% 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

Lowest Rated: 19% The Legacy (1979)

Birthday: Sep 9, 1931

Birthplace: Plaistow, London, England, UK

A classically trained British thespian through and through, Margaret Tyzack is so convincing in her ability to strike a regal pose that she's accumulated more roles as queens and powerful matriarchs than most other stage actresses. Although she joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1962, she began gracing sophisticated various TV mini-series as early as the '50s. The actress has been a particularly prolific force in British television's many playhouse programs and classically inclined anthology series. In fact, she famously played the vengeful Bette in a "Masterpiece Theater" adaptation of the realist tale of family betrayal "Cousin Bette," garnering her an Emmy nomination that, while impressive, fails to even begin to stack up against her numerous theater awards. After portraying the influential mother of an emperor in "I, Claudius," a landmark epic mini-series that remains one of the BBC's most successful productions of all time, she made a rare appearance in an American TV series with the educational, if not so action packed, "The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles." Her role as Jones' prim-and-proper tutor on that show, along with minor turns in director Stanley Kubrick's sardonic "A Clockwork Orange" and his profoundly cosmic "2001: A Space Odyssey," is among her most familiar to general stateside audiences. Tyzack has continued well into the sixth decade of her career with guest appearances on such British series as the picturesque procedural "Midsomer Murders."

Highest rated movies

2001: A Space Odyssey
A Clockwork Orange
Match Point
Mrs. Dalloway
The Whisperers
Bright Young Things
The Legacy




No Score Yet No Score Yet Mother's Milk Eleanor Melrose (Character) - 2011
77% 81% Match Point Mrs. Eastby (Character) $23.1M 2005
No Score Yet 31% Wallis & Edward Queen Mary (Character) - 2005
65% 67% Bright Young Things Lady Thobbing (Character) $931.8K 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dalziel and Pascoe: Child's Play Ella Keech (Character) - 1998
71% 57% Mrs. Dalloway Lady Bruton (Character) $3.3M 1997
No Score Yet 56% Young Indiana Jones and Travels With Father Helen Seymour (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dead Water Emily Pride (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 43% The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles: My First Adventure Miss Seymour (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Young Indiana Jones and the Curse of the Jackal Miss Seymour (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 60% The King's Whore La Comtesse douairière (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nemesis Clothilde Bradbury-Scott (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Love Pink Lady (Character) $3.1K 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charles & Diana: A Royal Love Story Queen Elizabeth II (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 33% Quatermass Conclusion Annie Morgan (Character) - 1980
19% 24% The Legacy Nurse Adams (Character) - 1979
88% 93% A Clockwork Orange Conspirator (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thank You All Very Much Sister Bennett (Character) - 1969
92% 89% 2001: A Space Odyssey Elena (Character) $1.3M 1968
67% 57% The Whisperers Hospital Almoner (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ring of Spies Elizabeth Gee (Character) - 1964


No Score Yet 100% Midsomer Murders Bob Moss (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet 73% Heartbeat Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet 100% Masterpiece Theatre Unknown (Character) 1972 1999
77% 78% The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles Miss Helen Seymour (Character) 1992-1993
100% 93% I, Claudius Antonia Minor (Character) 1976