Jean Marsh

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Biography

  • Birth Place: Stoke Newington, London, England
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 07/01/1934, Cancer
  • Profession: Actor; screenwriter
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Jean Marsh 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.
  • Jean Marsh Relationships:
  • Albert Finney - Ex-significant Other
  • Yvonne - Sister
  • Jon Pertwee - Ex-husband
  • Emmeline Susannah Nightingale Poppy Marsh - Mother
  • Henry Charles John Marsh - Father
  • Michael Lindsay-Hogg - Ex-significant Other
  • Kenneth Haigh - Ex-significant Other
  • Jean Marsh Awards:
  • 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 - Nominee
  • 1974 Emmy: Best Lead Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1976 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series - Nominee
  • 2011 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie - Nominee

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