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Margaret Lockwood ACTOR


Margaret Lockwood was born on September 15th, 1916 in Karachi, British India which today is known as Karachi, Pakistan with the birth name Margaret Mary Lockwood Day.  Her father was a British colonial railway clerk.  She soon moved with her family back to London where she received her schooling.  She also attended the Italia Conti Drama School.
By the age of twelve, she had her first opportunity to perform on stage in front of an audience in the play, "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (1928) followed by a small part a couple years later in 1932 in, "Cavalcade". 
Lockwood then went on to complete more training at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.  In 1934 she entered the film industry with her first role being on, "Lorna Doone" (1934) followed by a number of other small roles in a variety of films.  She was then cast in a Alfred  Hitchcock film called, "The Lady Vanishes" (1938) which was a big success and gained her a decent amount of attention.  
After remaining in Hollywood and not having such luck getting any more roles on decent films, she returned home and worked on the film, "The Stars Look Down" (1939) in which she got to portray a different type of character.  She was cast in a 'bad girl' role which helped define the rest of her career.
Margaret soon was cast in what will always be known  from her roles in two classic Gainsborough period dramas the first was her role in the film, "The Man in Gray" (1943).  Then in 1944 she was cast in the film, "Love Story" followed by, "A Place of One's Own" (1945).  The next Gainsborough film was, "The Wicked Lady" (1945).  She then gained the publics attention with her next film role in, "Bedelia" (1946).
As her career progressed though, film roles were becoming less available to her and she began to turn her focus back to working as a stage actor and making a number of television appearances such as on the British television show, "The Flying Swan" (1965) and on the series, "Justice" (1971-1974).
Lockwood married only once to Rupert Leon from 1937 through 1950 and had one child together, Julia Lockwood who also became an actress, she then never married again.  On July 15th, 1990 Lockwood passed away on Kensington, London from cirrhosis of the liver.     


1976 The Slipper and the Rose: The Story of Cinderella 
1971-1974 Justice
1970 BBC Play of the Month
1969 TV Playhouse
1965 The Flying Swan
1964 The Human Jungle
1961 TV Play of the Week
1957 The Royalty 
1956 Murder Mistaken
1955 Cast a Dark Shadow 
1954 Trouble in the Glen
1953 Laughing Anne
1953 Captain Brassbound's Conversion 
1952 Trent's Last Case 
1952 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre 
1950 Highly Dangerous 
1949 Madness of the Heart 
1949 Cardboard Cavalier 
1948 Look Before You Love 
1948 Pygmalion 
1947 Bad Sister
1947 Jassy 
1947 Hungry Hill 
1946 Bedelia 
1945 The Wicked Lady 
1945 I'll Be Your Sweetheart
1945 A Place of One's Own
1944 A Lady Surrenders 
1944 Give Us the Moon 
1943 Dear Octopus
1943 The Man in Grey 
1942 Alibi 
1941 Quiet Wedding 
1940 Night Train to Munich
1940 Girl in the News 
1940 The Stars Look Down 
1939 Rulers of the Sea 
1939 Susannah of the Mounties
1939 A Girl Must Live
1938 The Lady Vanishes 
1938 Three on a Weekend 
1938 To the Victor 
1937 Melody and Romance
1937 Doctor Syn 
1937 Who's Your Lady Friend? 
1937 The Street Singer 
1936 Irish for Luck 
1936 The Beloved Vagabond 
1936 The Amateur Gentleman
1936 Jury's Evidence
1935 Midshipman Easy 
1935 Someday 
1935 Man of the Moment
1935 Honours Easy 
1935 The Case of Gabriel Perry
1934 Lorna Doone  

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