Karachi, British India. [now Karachi, Pakistan]
Place of Death
Kensington, London, England, UK
Cause of Death
Cirrhosis of the liver
Claim to Fame
The Lady Vanishes (1938)
Brown - Dark
Full Name at Birth
Margaret Mary Lockwood Day
Has Detailed Data (New)
Margaret Lockwood, CBE (15 September 1916 – 15 July 1990) was an English actress, notable for her performances in the 1940s Gainsborough melodramas such as The Man in Grey, Love Story and The Wicked Lady.
Wiki Bio Text
==Margaret Lockwood== Actress | Soundtrack | Writer - ===Date of Birth=== 15 September 1916, Karachi, British India [now Karachi, Pakistan]
===Date of Death=== 15 July 1990, Kensington, London, England, UK (cirrhosis of the liver)
===Birth Name=== Margaret Mary Lockwood Day
===Mini Bio (1)===
===Karachi-born=== Margaret Lockwood, daughter of a British colonial railway clerk, was educated in London and studied to be an actress at the Italia Conti Drama School. Her first moment on stage came at the age of 12, when she played a fairy in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" in 1928. She had a bit part in the Drury Lane production of "Cavalcade" in 1932, before completing her training at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.
===Her film career=== began in 1934 with Lorna Doone (1934) and she was already a seasoned performer when Alfred Hitchcock cast her in his thriller, The Lady Vanishes (1938), opposite relative newcomer Michael Redgrave. The film was shot at Islington studios and was "in the can" after just five weeks in 1937 and released the following year. This was her first opportunity to shine, and she gave an intelligent, convincing performance as the inquisitive girl who suspects a conspiracy when an elderly lady (Dame May Whitty) seemingly disappears into thin air during a train journey. Due to the success of the film, Margaret spent some time in Hollywood but was given poor material and soon returned home. Back at Gainsborough, producer Edward Black had planned to pair Lockwood and Redgrave much the same way William Powell and Myrna Loy had been teamed up in the "Thin Man" films in America, but the war intervened and the two were only to appear together in the Carol Reed-directed The Stars Look Down (1940). This was the first of her "bad girl" roles that would effectively redefine her career in the 1940s. In between playing femmes fatales, she had a popular hit in the 1944 melodrama A Lady Surrenders (1944) as a brilliant but fatally ill pianist and was sympathetic enough as a young girl who is possessed by a ghost in A Place of One's Own (1945). However, her best-remembered performances came in two classic Gainsborough period dramas. The first of these, The Man in Grey (1943), co-starring James Mason, was torrid escapist melodrama with Lockwood portraying a treacherous, opportunistic vixen, all the while exuding more sexual allure than was common for films of this period. The enormous popular success of this picture led to her second key role in 1945 (again with Mason) as the cunning and cruel title character of The Wicked Lady (1945), a female Dick Turpin. This was even more daring in its depiction of immorality, and the controversy surrounding the film did no harm at the box office. Some of Lockwood's scenes had to be re-shot for American audiences not accustomed to seeing décolletages. Margaret scored another hit with Bedelia (1946), as a demented serial poisoner, and then played a Gypsy girl accused of murder in the Technicolor romp Jassy (1947).
===As her popularity=== waned in the 1950s she returned to occasional performances on the West End stage and appeared on television, making her greatest impact as a dedicated barrister in the ITV series Justice (1971), which ran from 1971 to 1974.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: I.S.Mowis
Rupert Leon (17 October 1937 - 1950) (divorced) (1 child)
===Trade Mark (1)===
Her beauty spot, added during filming of A Place of One's Own (1945) in 1945
Mother of actress Julia Lockwood. Named her after Gaio Giulio Cesare to commemorate her birth by Caesarian operation.
Used Margie Day briefly as her stage name at the very beginning of her stage career.
Trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art where she was seen in a production and signed by a leading London agent.
In 1965 she co-starred in the popular British television series The Flying Swan (1965) with her daughter Julia Lockwood.
Lived for many years with actor John Stone, who appeared with her in the 1959 play "And Suddenly It's Spring" and the TV series Justice (1971).
She was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1981 Queen's New Year Honours List, which was her last public appearance. She lived in virtual seclusion until her death nine years later.
Suffered from vestibulitis, a viral ear infection for much of her later life.
Sister of Lyn Lockwood.
Mother-in-law of Ernest Clark.
Husband Rupert Leon was insanely jealous of her fame and beauty - he disliked her wearing makeup, forbade her to smoke and tried to force her into retiring from the screen.
Would wear a balaclava as a disguise and make a quick exit at the stage door before anyone noticed her.
Britain's #1 box-office star during the 1940s. She would hold signing sessions in cinemas for her fans across the nation.
Retired to a stylish house on a cul-de-sac in Kingston upon Thames, where she spent the rest of her life in a quiet, tree-lined street amongst her neighbors.
Has four grandchildren, Timothy, Nicholas, Lucy and Catherine.
Became a recluse during the latter part of her life. She would only receive family and close friends such as Phyllis Calvert, who would take her on drives to the garden center.
Was a committed teetotaller all her life and detested the taste of alcohol. She preferred to drink hot chocolate, buying 60 sachets at a time and calling it "my tipple".
Devoted to her only child, Julia Lockwood.
Her only vice was chain smoking.
Declined Michael Winner's invitation to attend his screening of The Wicked Lady (1983); Margaret had starred in the original film (The Wicked Lady (1945).
The Margaret Lockwood Society operates on Facebook.
Suffered from shyness.
Often starred with her good friend Patricia Roc.
Attended London's Belvedere College and Sydenham High School.
Attended the Royal Aademy of Dramatic Arts.
Because of a disorder of the middle ear that caused her problems maintaining her balance, Lockwood spent her later years out of the public eye in the exclusive London suburb of Kingston upon Thames.
Started performing in cabarets as Margie Day at age 10. She made her professional debut in 1928 as a fairy in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at the Holborn Empire.
==Margaret Lockwood==, CBE (15 September 1916 – 15 July 1990) was an English actress, notable for her performance in the 1945 Gainsborough movie, The Wicked Lady. Margaret Mary Lockwood Day was born in Karachi, British India (now Karachi, Pakistan), to an English administrator of a railway company and his Scottish wife. Lockwood`s family returned to the United Kingdom when she was a child, along with her brother. She attended Sydenham High School for girls, and a ladies school in Kensington, London. She began studying for the stage at an early age at the Italia Conti, and made her debut in 1928, at the age of 12, at the Holborn Empire, where she played a fairy in A Midsummer Night`s Dream.
===Lockwood=== entered films in 1934, and in 1935 she appeared in the film version of Lorna Doone. In 1938 she starred in her most successful film, Alfred Hitchcock`s The Lady Vanishes, in which she first appeared with Michael Redgrave. In 1940, she played the role of Jenny Sunley, the self-centred, frivolous wife of Michael Redgrave`s character in The Stars Look Down. In the early 1940s, Lockwood changed her on-screen image to play villainesses in both contemporary and period films, becoming the most successful actress in British films during that period. Her greatest success was in the title role in The Wicked Lady (1945), a film which was controversial in its day and brought her considerable publicity. In 1946 Lockwood gained the Daily Mail National Film Awards First Prize for most popular British film actress. She made a return to the stage in a record-breaking national tour of Noel Coward`s Private Lives in 1949, and also played Eliza Doolittle in Pygmalion at the Edinburgh Festival of 1951, and the title role in Peter Pan in 1949, 1950, and 1957 (the latter with her daughter as Wendy). Her subsequent long-running West End hits include an all-star production of Wilde`s An Ideal Husband (1965/66, in which she played the villainous Mrs Cheveley), Somerset Maugham`s Lady Frederick (1970), Relative Values (Noel Coward revival, 1973), and the thrillers Spider`s Web (1955, written for her by Agatha Christie), Signpost to Murder (1962), and Double Edge (1975).
===In 1969,=== she starred as barrister Julia Stanford in the TV play, Justice is a Woman. This inspired the Yorkshire Television series, Justice, which ran for three seasons (39 episodes) from 1971 to 1974, and featured her real-life partner, John Stone, as fictional boyfriend, Dr Ian Moody. Lockwood`s role as the feisty Harriet Peterson won her Best Actress Awards from the TV Times (1971) and The Sun (1973). Her last professional appearance was as Queen Alexandra in Royce Ryton`s stage play, Motherdear (Ambassadors Theatre, 1980). She was created a CBE in the New Year Honours of 1981. Margaret Lockwood had married and been divorced from Rupert Leon. She lived her final years in seclusion and died in the Cromwell Hospital, Kensington, London from cirrhosis of the liver, aged 73. She was cremated at Putney Vale Crematorium. She was survived by her daughter, actress Julia Clark (née Margaret Julia Leon, born 1941).
Sydenham High School
London's Belvedere College, Royal Aademy of Dramatic Arts
Mother-in-law of Ernest Clark, Julia Lockwood (daughter), Lucy (grandchild), Catherine (grandchild), Timothy (grandchild), Nicholas (grandchild), John Stone
Phyllis Calvert, Patricia Roc
Posted by George Larry Kenney 4 hours ago
I am like everybody else I have always Loved Her very beging of her early y...
Posted by Penny Pickles 1 day ago
Alex Clark was a girl in my church. Angelina Alaskan Malador has brown eyes...
Posted by Penny Pickles 1 day ago
Soleil Sunfish was made on January 13, 2017. Amberly Alaskan Shepard was ma...
Posted by Penny Pickles 1 day ago
McKinley Mouse was made on September 20, 2017. Horatio Halibut was made on ...