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Margaret Leighton

Margaret Leighton



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Also Known As: Died: January 13, 1976
Born: February 26, 1922 Cause of Death: multiple sclerosis
Birth Place: Barnt Green, England, GB Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Choice of Weapons, A (1976) as Ma Gore
A group of British aristocrats, who call themselves "Knights of Avalon", isn't content with the system of justice and executes judgment themselves. Instead of just killing the people they believe guilty, they give 'em a chance in traditional combat. When one day Sir Grifford witnesses their sessions, they have to remove him too. His son and heir, Sir John from America, starts to investigate with help from Ms. Marion and Colonel Cook from Scotland Yard.
Great Expectations (1974) as Miss Havisham
A sumptuous remake of the Dickens classic that previously had been filmed in black and white in 1917, 1934, and 1947 (the definitive version). This television adaptation was produced as a musical with an original score by Norman Sachs and Mel Mandel, but none of the songs appeared in the final print for reasons never explained.
Galileo (1974) as Court Lady
This bio-pic is about Galileo, the 17th century Italian who laid the foundations of modern science. Galileo made himself one of the world's first telescopes and discovered the moons of Jupiter. He supported Copernicus' theory that the Earth revolved around the Sun. This brought him in conflict with the Catholic Church. By threatening him with torture, the Church forced him to recant his views in front of a tribunal, and sentenced him to house arrest. However, Galileo's trials and theories inspired others like Newton and Kepler to prove that the Earth was not the centre of the Universe. Some years ago, the Pope accepted that Earth does revolve around the Sun and issued a rare apology for what the Church had done to Galileo, i.e., the Catholic Church recanted!
Nelson Affair, The (1973) as Lady Nelson
Young George Matcham visits his uncle Lord Nelson and the vulgar Lady Hamilton. With the clear eyes of youth, he measures Nelson's stature and notes his feet of clay. And yet, Nelson is a hero, a great man. How can this be resolved? Meanwhile, the combined French and Spanish fleet puts out to sea....
Lady Caroline Lamb (1972) as Lady Melbourne
Set during the early 19th century, a romantic drama about the controversial, free-thinking wife of William Lamb, a British politician who eventually became Prime Minister. While married, Lady Caroline Lamb conducts a scandalous affair with the notorious Lord Byron, which threatens to ruin her husban
X Y & Zee (1972) as Gladys
A possessive woman fights to end her husband's affair with a younger woman.
The Go-Between (1971) as Mrs. Maudsley
A young man carries letters between an aristocratic young woman and the groundskeeper he idolizes.
The Madwoman of Chaillot (1969) as Constance
An eccentric Parisian woman''s optimistic perception of life begins to sound more rational than the rather traditional beliefs of others.
Seven Women (1966) as Agatha Andrews
The women staffing an isolated Chinese mission fight to survive a bandit attack.
The Loved One (1965) as Mrs. Kenton
An Englishman in Hollywood moves into the funeral business.
The Best Man (1964) as Alice Russell
Two presidential hopefuls get caught up in the dirty side of politics.
Waltz of the Toreadors (1962) as Emily Fitzjohn
General Fitzhugh, an aging Lothario has an overactive eye for a pretty woman. Despite a long and satisfying career as a seducer extraordinaire, something always seems to get in the way of his bedding the breathtakingly lovely Ghislaine, a more-than-willing town local.
The Sound and the Fury (1959) as Caddy Compson
Passions divide a declining Southern family.
Passionate Stranger, The (1957) as Judith Winter; Leonie Hathaway
Writing a passionate romance lands a proper British housewife in a sea of trouble.
Constant Husband, The (1955) as Miss Chesterman
An amnesiac wakes up to find out that he has married seven women and gets himself in quite a messy hassle.
Teckman Mystery, The (1955) as Helen Teckman
The Fighting Pimpernel (1954) as Lady [Marguerite] Blakeney
The Good Die Young (1954) as Eve
Four thieves think back on the problems that led them to a daring heist.
Carrington V.C. (1954) as Valerie Carrington
The Holly and the Ivy (1952) as Margaret Gregory
Home at Seven (1952)
A bank officer recovers from a 24-hour blackout to find himself a murder suspect.
Calling Bulldog Drummond (1951) as Sgt. Helen Smith, also known as Lily Ross
The British sleuth comes out of retirement to help catch a band of thieves armed with military weapons.
Under Capricorn (1949) as Milly
Newly arrived in Australia, a man discovers his childhood love is now an alcoholic.
The Winslow Boy (1948) as Catherine Winslow
When their son is expelled from school for theft, a married couple demands a fair trial.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Frankenstein: The True Story (1973) as Francoise Duval
A literate retelling of Mary Shelley's gothic horror classic with the accent here on character instead of terror, establishing an offbeat relationship between the doctor and his creature. Subsequently this film was edited down to two hours or so for theatrical showings overseas and for TV syndicatio

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