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Born in 1935 in Shropshire, England, Rosemary Leach was surprised when she was admitted to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, and didn't much like her time there, but that didn't stop her from pursuing her craft. She made a number of appearances on the stage before her first onscreen roles, mainly guest supporting parts on British TV series such as "Police Surgeon" (ITV, 1960). Her first series regular role came in the three part mini-series "Serjeant Musgrave's Dance" (BBC, 1965), at nearly the same time, she appeared as a series regular on the first two seasons of British series, "The Power Game" (ITV, 1965-1969). Leach was nominated for Best Actress at the 1971 BAFTA TV Awards for her performances in "Germinal" (BBC, 1970) and "The Roads to Freedom" (BBC2, 1970). She would be nominated for Best Actress BAFTA TV Awards again in 1972 (for "ITV Playhouse" (ITV, 1971) and "Cider With Rosie" (BBC, 1971), and 1974 (for "The Adventures of Don Quixote" (BBC, 1973). In 1982, Leach won the Olivier Award for Best Actress in a New Play, for her part in "84 Charing Cross Road." Her most recognized roles came in supporting parts in the mid-1980's, on the mini-series "The Jewel in the Crown" (ITV, 1984), and...

Born in 1935 in Shropshire, England, Rosemary Leach was surprised when she was admitted to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, and didn't much like her time there, but that didn't stop her from pursuing her craft. She made a number of appearances on the stage before her first onscreen roles, mainly guest supporting parts on British TV series such as "Police Surgeon" (ITV, 1960). Her first series regular role came in the three part mini-series "Serjeant Musgrave's Dance" (BBC, 1965), at nearly the same time, she appeared as a series regular on the first two seasons of British series, "The Power Game" (ITV, 1965-1969). Leach was nominated for Best Actress at the 1971 BAFTA TV Awards for her performances in "Germinal" (BBC, 1970) and "The Roads to Freedom" (BBC2, 1970). She would be nominated for Best Actress BAFTA TV Awards again in 1972 (for "ITV Playhouse" (ITV, 1971) and "Cider With Rosie" (BBC, 1971), and 1974 (for "The Adventures of Don Quixote" (BBC, 1973). In 1982, Leach won the Olivier Award for Best Actress in a New Play, for her part in "84 Charing Cross Road." Her most recognized roles came in supporting parts in the mid-1980's, on the mini-series "The Jewel in the Crown" (ITV, 1984), and the film "A Room With a View" (1985). The latter earned her a BAFTA Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. Leach continued to make appearances in supporting roles, playing Queen Elizabeth II a number of times, notably in "Margaret" (BBC2, 2009), a TV movie about Margaret Thatcher's last days as Prime Minister. Leach passed away in 2017.

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 Prince William (2002) Queen Elizabeth
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 Whatever Happened to Harold Smith? (1999) Madge--Harold'S Mother
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 Hawk, The (1993) Mrs Marsh
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 Mystery of Edwin Drood, The (1993) Mrs Tope
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 Children, The (1990) Miss Scope
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 Dark River (1990)
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 Still Crazy Like a Fox (1987) Eleanor Trundle
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 Turtle Diary (1986) Mrs Incheliff
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 A Room With a View (1986) Mrs Honeychurch
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 Plague Dogs, The (1982) Voice Of Vera
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Re-teamed with Corbett on "Now Look Here."
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Appeared in the ensemble comedy "Whatever Happened to Harold Smith?"
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Made her TV debut appearing in two episodes of the series "Z Cars."
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Took on a co-starring role on "The Power Game."
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Co-starred in the first of three collaborations with Ronnie Corbett on "No, That's Me Over Here!"
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Paired with Corbett yet again for "The Prince of Denmark."
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Co-starred in an acclaimed production of "84 Charing Cross Road" directed by James Roose-Evans at the Ambassadors Theatre on the West End.
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Appeared opposite Bob Hoskins in a BBC production of "Othello."
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Memorably portrayed Aunt Fenny in a miniseries adaptation of "The Jewel in the Crown."
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Appeared in the acclaimed film "A Room with a View."
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Starred in a revival of Terence Rattigan's "Separate Tables" at the Albery, on the West End.
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Starred in a BBC movie about the invasion of the Falkland Islands, "An Ungentlemanly Act," playing Lady Mavis Hunt.
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Took on the recurring role of Susan's mother Grace on the sitcom "My Family."
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Played Queen Elizabeth II in the BBC movie "Margaret."
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