Jean Marsh

Age: 79
Birthplace: Stoke Newington, London, UK

Born in London, Jean Marsh became interested in show business while taking dancing and mime classes as therapy for a childhood illness. After attending a charm school and working as a model, she started acting in repertory and took voice lessons. Her repertory work was supplemented by a number of film appearances as a dancer. She then spent three years in America, appearing in Sir John Gielgud's Broadway production of "Much Ado About Nothing" and numerous TV shows, including an episode of "The Twilight Zone"(1959). Returning to London, she won roles on stage, film and TV. It was during this period that she appeared in "Doctor Who" (1963), first as Princess Joanna in "The Crusade" and then as Sara Kingdom in "The Daleks' Master Plan." In the early 1970s she co-created and starred in LWT's "Upstairs, Downstairs" (1971). Since then she has maintained a very busy career in the theatre, on TV - including a starring role in the US sitcom "9 to 5"(1982) and films such as Return to Oz (1985) and Willow (1988). She also co-created another successful series, "The House of Eliott" (1991).

Movie Character Year
1grlhdygztw0wajrbitrptpchwz The Limping Man Landlady's daughter 1953
Vpapwyoecagksukwvmlrwnhuol Frenzy Monica Barling 1972
Dfdhwanostipey3gj6r02hqvcxl The Eagle Has Landed Joanna Grey 1977
No599tkmchv8fdzezgcyootrcdj The Changeling Joanna Russell 1980
Zyrnetxuld86clevhhuavfepdmr Return to Oz Nurse Wilson/Mombi 1985
5iara9jmotsn9r7tm4tl7lfyfdu Willow Queen Bavmorda 1988
Co5qgmktweziuydafjyoxokd2dv A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court Morgana 1989
Dk8iakhqf8a4pxjr4fxtztyeddy Fatherland Anna von Hagen 1994
Fikadz9brl1xxwvyd8e2c7lk9fc The Heavy Mrs. Mason 2010
S8efdqvphpz7rywpn8kgkpv3fau Upstairs Downstairs 2010