Megs Jenkins


Actor

Biography

Life Events

1933

Took her first professional role, playing a German hausfrau in the Liverpool Repertory Company's production of "The Lift That Failed"

1937

Moved to London

1940

Gave a critically acclaimed performance in Emlyn Williams' play "Light of Heart"

1945

Portrayed the mother of a possible messiah in "The Wind of Heaven"

1951

Played a mentally unstable mother in Tennessee Williams' "Summer and Smoke" for the London stage

1954

Acted in the title role of a London stage production of Pinero's "School Mistress"

1956

Won the prestigious Clarence Derwent Award for her performance in Arthur Miller's "View from the Bridge"

1958

Played Ingrid Bergman's housekeeper in "Indiscreet"

1965

Played a nurse in the zany mystery "Bunny Lake Is Missing"

1968

Played a maid in the musical adaptation "Oliver!"

1970

Appeared in NBC's adaptation of "David Copperfield"

1972

Appeared in the Peter Cushing horror vehicle "Asylum"

1973

Appeared in a BBC production of "Jane Eyre", broadcast on PBS in the US in 1982

1974

Starred in the ABC miniseries "Turn of the Screw"

1984

Appeared in the syndicated miniseries "A Woman of Substance"

Videos

Movie Clip

Green For Danger (1946) - A Tatty Little Hospital Hop Interlocking exposition in a complex post-operative scene, surgeon Eden (Leo Genn) speaks with the engaged-but-arguing anesthetist Barnes and nurse Linley (Trevor Howard, Sally Gray), then nurse Woods (Megs Jenkins) and overseeing Sister Bates (Judy Campbell), nurse Esther Sanson (Rosamund John) also involved, early in the acclaimed English wartime murder mystery Green For Danger, 1946.
Green For Danger (1946) - He Was The First To Die Alastair Sim narrates as Inspector Cockrill and Moore Marriott features as postman Higgins, followed by a roll call introducing Leo Genn, Megs Jenkins, Rosamund John, Judy Campbell, Sally Gray and Trevor Howard, then Ronald Adam as the administrator Dr. White, all at an English military hospital, in the Frank Launder-Sidney Gilliat mystery, in the first production completed at London’s Pinewood Studios after the end of WWII, Green For Danger, 1946.
Murder Most Foul (1964) - The Blackmailer! Miss Marple (Margaret Rutherford as Agatha Christie’s sleuth) with her associate Mr. Stringer (Stringer Davis, who was Mr. Rutherford) deducing the meaning of a cut-up newspaper found at a murder scene, ringing a landlady,(Megs Jenkins), and observed by the annoyed Inspector Craddock (Charles Tingwell) Murder Most Foul, 1964.
Innocents, The (1961) - Your Turn To Hide Beckoned by one of her new charges, Miss Giddens (Deborah Kerr) enters a dark room, where she's surprised by Miles (Martin Stephens) then Flora (Pamela Franklin), then told to hide, meets Quint (Peter Wyngarde), then runs to Mrs. Grose (Megs Jenkins), in Jack Clayton's The Innocents, 1961.
Innocents, The (1961) - Afraid Of Reptiles On location in Sussex riding to her new job, first-time governess Miss Giddens (Deborah Kerr) is delighted and a little spooked surveying the grounds and meeting her new charge Flora (Pamela Franklin), early in Jack Clayton's The Innocents, 1961.

Companions

George Routledge
Husband
Married in 1943; divorced in 1959.

Bibliography