Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
Rachel Luttrell to Robert Markowitz
Elspeth March Biography ((?)-)
Born in London, England; daughter of Harry Malcolm and Elfreda (Hudson) Mackenzie; married Stewart Granger (divorced). Addresses: AGENT--c/o BarryBurnett Organisation, Ltd., Grafton House, 2-3 Golden Square, Suite 42, London W1, England.
- STAGE DEBUT--Woman passenger, Jonah and the Whale, Westminster Theatre, London, 1932.
Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE APPEARANCES
- Emily, The Brontes, and Emily, The Writing on the Wall, both Royalty Theatre, London, 1933.
- Olga Rachinova, The Flame, and Veronica, Triumph, both Q Theatre, London,1934.
- Jane Gunning, Autumn, St. Martin's Theatre, London, 1937.
- Widow Quin, The Playboy of the Western World, Mercury Theatre, then Duchess Theatre, both London, 1939.
- Princess of the Western Regions, Lady Precious Stream, Kingsway Theatre,London, 1939.
- Herda Sarclet, Duet for Two Hands, Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, London, 1945.
- Miss Giddens, The Turn of the Screw, Arts Theatre, London, 1946.
- Mrs. Ruth Cartwright, The Gleam, Globe Theatre, London, 1946.
- Janet Braid, Peace in Our Time, Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, 1947.
- Widow Quin, The Playboy of the Western World, Mercury Theatre, 1948.
- Chorus, Medea, Globe Theatre, 1948.
- Maura Pender, The King of Friday's Men, Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, 1949.
- Marcia Wain, The Platinum Set, Saville Theatre, London, 1950.
- Queen Boadicea, The First Victoria, Embassy Theatre, London, 1950.
- Ftatateeta, Caesar and Cleopatra, St. James's Theatre, London, 1951.
- Mathilde, Montserrat, Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, 1952.
- Countess of Avalon, Family Tree, Connaught Theatre, Worthing, U.K., 1956.
- Ida, Mornings at Seven, Comedy Theatre, London, 1956.
- Maurya, Riders to the Sea, and Mary Byrne, The Tinker's Wedding, both with the Irish Players, Theatre East, New York City, 1957.
- Widow Quin, The Playboy of the Western World, with the Irish Players, Tara Theatre, New York City, 1958.
- Ma Larkin, The Darling Buds of May, Saville Theatre, 1959.
- Catherine Petkoff, Arms and the Man, Mermaid Theatre, London, 1962.
- Madam Dilly, On the Town, Prince of Wales's Theatre, London, 1963.
- Maud Lowder, The Wings of the Dove, Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, then RoyalHaymarket Theatre, London, 1964.
- Mrs. Porter, A Public Mischief, St. Martin's Theatre, 1965.
- Maria, A Family and a Fortune, Arnaud Theatre, Guildford, U.K., 1966.
- Mrs. Buchanan, The Eccentricities of a Nightingale, Arnaud Theatre, 1967.
- Marya Konstantine, The Duel, Duke of York's Theatre, London, 1968.
- Abbess of Argenteuil, Abelard and Heloise, Wyndham's Theatre, London, 1970.
- Mrs. Muriel Daintry, Parent's Day, Globe Theatre, 1972.
- Ella Merriman, The Dark River, Gardner Centre Theatre, Brighton, U.K., 1972.
- Maude, Snap, Vaudeville Theatre, London, 1974.
- Dowager Empress, Anastasia, Cambridge Theatre, London, 1976.
- Mrs. Huxtable, The Madras House, National Theatre, London, 1977.
- Grandmother, Don Juan Comes Home from the War, National Theatre, 1978.
- Also title role, St. Joan, Elizabeth, The Barretts of Wimpole Street, andvarious other roles, all with the Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Birmingham,U.K., 1934-37; appeared in repertory at His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen, Scotland, and Theatre Royal, Windsor, U.K., both 1938-39, and with repertory companies at Bromley, U.K., and Windsor, U.K., 1953-54; appeared in The Last of Mrs. Cheyney, Cambridge Theatre, 1980; The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B.,Duke of York's Theatre, 1980; and Underground, Prince of Wales's Theatre, 1980.
- With the Malvern Theatre Festival, Malvern, U.K., 1935-37: Vashti, The Simpleton of the Unexpected Isles.
- Margaret Knox, Fanny's First Play.
- Miss Trafalger Gower, Trelawny of the Wells.
- Hypatia, Misalliance.
- Miss Brollikins, On the Rocks.
- Miss Sterling, The Clandestine Marriage.
- Mrs. Higgins, Pygmalion.
- the Princess, Lady Precious Steam.
- Epifania, The Millionairess.
- Orinthia, The Apple Cart; and Lady Teazle, The School for Scandal.
Credits; MAJOR TOURS
- Olivia Cameron, Death on Demand, U.K. cities, 1973.
- Madam Arcati, Blithe Spirit, U.K. cities, 1980.
- FILM DEBUT--Rose Cooper, Mr. Emmanuel, Eagle-Lion, 1944.
Credits; PRINCIPAL FILM APPEARANCES
- Miriam, Quo Vadis, Metro-Goldwyn Mayer (MGM), 1951.
- Fernando's wife, His Excellency, Joseph Brenner Productions, 1952.
- Sister Dominica, The Miracle, Warner Brothers, 1959.
- woman, Midnight Lace, Universal, 1960.
- Astrid Larsen, Follow That Man, United Artists, 1961.
- Mrs. Barrow, The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone (also known as The Widow andthe Gigolo), Warner Brothers, 1961.
- Mrs. Jackson, Dr. Crippen, Warner Brothers, 1963.
- Widow Quin, The Playboy of the Western World, Janus/Lion International, 1963.
- voice of Thomasina, The Three Lives of Thomasina, Buena Vista, 1963.
- Mme. Valadier, Psyche 59, Columbia, 1964.
- Annette, Woman Times Seven, Embassy, 1967.
- Mrs. Summersthwaite, Goodbye, Mr. Chips, MGM, 1969.
- Mrs. Burrows, Two Gentlemen Sharing, American International, 1969.
- Polish matron, Promise at Dawn, AVCO-Embassy, 1970.
- Mrs. Ferrett, The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer, Warner Brothers, 1970.
- secretary, Lola (also known as Twinky), American International, 1971.
- Also appeared in The Magician of Lublin, Cannon, 1979.
Credits; PRINCIPAL TELEVISION APPEARANCES; SERIES
- Let There Be Love.
- The Agatha Christie Hour and Tales of the Unexpected.
- Mrs. Van Hopper, Rebecca.
- Also Waxwork, The Good Companions, Charlie Muiffin, and Father Charlie.
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