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Fast Facts

  • Her interest in show business was spurred by mime and dancing classes that she took as a child.
  • Worked as a model and cabaret singer.
  • Debuted on Broadway in 1959 as Hero in Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing.
  • Created Upstairs, Downstairs with fellow actor Eileen Atkins.
  • Partly based Rose, the character she plays in Upstairs, Downstairs, on her mother, who was a housemaid. 
  • Is interested in all things French.
  • Prefers working on stage rather than on film.
  • Earned acclaim in 2011 for her performance in a continuation of Upstairs, Downstairs, which first aired in Great Britain before airing in the U.S. on PBS.

Awards

  • 2011, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie: Nominee
  • 1974, Emmy — Best Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1976, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series: Nominee
  • 1977, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: Nominee
  • 1975, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: Nominee
  • 1975, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Winner

Relationships

  • Michael Lindsay-Hogg — Ex-significant Other
  • Kenneth Haigh — Ex-significant Other
  • Emmeline Susannah Nightingale Poppy Marsh — Mother
  • Albert Finney — Ex-significant Other
  • Yvonne — Sister
  • Jon Pertwee — Ex-husband
  • Henry Charles John Marsh — Father

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Details

  • Birth Place: Stoke Newington, London, England
  • Birthday: July 1, 1934, Cancer
  • Profession: Actor, Screenwriter
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