The Info List - Margaret Leighton

Margaret Leighton, CBE (26 February 1922 – 13 January 1976) was an English actress.[1] Her film appearances included The Winslow Boy (1948), Under Capricorn (1949), Calling Bulldog Drummond
Calling Bulldog Drummond
(1951), Carrington V.C. (1955) and The Best Man (1964). For The Go-Between (1971), she won the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Leighton began her career on stage in 1938, before joining the Old Vic and making her Broadway debut in 1946. A four-time Tony Award
Tony Award
nominee, she twice won the Tony Award
Tony Award
for Best Actress in a Play: for the original Broadway productions of Separate Tables
Separate Tables
(1957) and The Night of the Iguana (1962). She also won an Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for a 1970 television version of Hamlet.


1 Life and career 2 Personal life 3 Filmography

3.1 Film 3.2 Television

4 Awards and nominations 5 References 6 External links

Life and career[edit] Born in Barnt Green, Worcestershire, Leighton made her stage debut as Dorothy in Laugh with Me (1938), which also was performed that year for BBC Television. She became a star of the Old Vic. Her Broadway debut was as the Queen in Henry IV (1946), starring Laurence Olivier and Ralph Richardson
Ralph Richardson
during a visit of the Old Vic to the U.S., and the company performed a total of five plays from its repertoire before returning to London. After appearing in two British films, including the starring role of Flora MacDonald
Flora MacDonald
opposite David Niven
David Niven
in Bonnie Prince Charlie (1948) and in the popular The Winslow Boy
The Winslow Boy
(also 1948), the actress acted in Alfred Hitchcock's Under Capricorn (1949) and the crime/mystery Calling Bulldog Drummond
Calling Bulldog Drummond
(1951). Leighton won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for her performance in Separate Tables
Separate Tables
(1956); she won another Tony in that category for The Night of the Iguana (1962), playing the Hannah Jelkes (a role played by Deborah Kerr
Deborah Kerr
on film) opposite Bette Davis's Maxine Faulk. Leighton was nominated for Best Actress in a Play for Much Ado About Nothing (1959) and for Tchin-Tchin (1962). She portrayed the wife of an American presidential candidate in the 1964 film The Best Man. Her last appearance on Broadway was as Birdie Hubbard in a revival of Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes
The Little Foxes
(1967). She had a noteworthy list of TV appearances, including Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Ben Casey
Ben Casey
and Burke's Law. She won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in Drama for Hamlet
(1970) and she was nominated for an Emmy in 1966 for Outstanding Single Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Drama for four episodes of Dr. Kildare. Her final TV performance was in the first season of Space: 1999 where she played Queen Arra in the episode "Collision Course." For her film role as Mrs. Maudsley in The Go-Between
The Go-Between
(1970), Leighton won the British BAFTA Film Award for Best Supporting Actress. She received a BAFTA nomination for Best British Actress for her role as Valerie Carrington in Carrington V.C. (1955). She received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress for The Go-Between. Personal life[edit]

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Leighton had three husbands: publisher Max Reinhardt (1947–55); actor Laurence Harvey
Laurence Harvey
(1957–61); and actor Michael Wilding (1964–76), her death). She had no children. She was awarded the CBE in 1974. Leighton died of multiple sclerosis in 1976, aged 53, in Chichester, Sussex. Filmography[edit] Film[edit]

The Winslow Boy
The Winslow Boy
(1948) as Catherine Winslow Bonnie Prince Charlie (1948) as Flora MacDonald Under Capricorn (1949) as Milly The Astonished Heart (1950) as Leonora Vail The Elusive Pimpernel (1950) as Marguerite Blakeney Calling Bulldog Drummond
Calling Bulldog Drummond
(1951) as Sgt. Helen Smith The Tempest
The Tempest
(1952) as Ariel Home at Seven (1952) as Janet Preston The Holly and the Ivy (1952) as Margaret Gregory The Teckman Mystery (1954) as Helen Teckman The Good Die Young
The Good Die Young
(1954) as Eve Ravenscourt Carrington V.C. (1955) as Valerie Carrington The Constant Husband
The Constant Husband
(1955) as Miss Chesterman The Passionate Stranger
The Passionate Stranger
(1957) as Judith Wynter/Leonie The Sound and the Fury (1959) as Caddy Compson Waltz of the Toreadors (1962) as Emily Fitzjohn The Third Secret (1964) The Best Man (1964) as Alice Russell The Loved One (1965) as Mrs. Helen Kenton 7 Women
7 Women
(1966) (MGM) as Agatha Andrews The Madwoman of Chaillot (1969) as Constance, the Madwoman of Passy The Go-Between
The Go-Between
(1971) as Mrs. Maudsley Zee and Co.aka X, Y and Zee (1972) as Gladys Lady Caroline Lamb (1972) as Lady Melbourne A Bequest to the Nation
A Bequest to the Nation
(1973) as Lady Frances Nelson From Beyond the Grave
From Beyond the Grave
(1974) as Madame Orloff in segment The Elemental Galileo (1975) as Elderly Court Lady Trial by Combat (1976) as Ma Gore


Laugh with Me (1938) as Dorothy As You Like It
As You Like It
(1953) as Rosalind ITV Play of the Week (1955) episode "A Month in the Country" as Natalya Petrovna Theatre Royal (1956) episode "The Triumphant" as Marion Suspicion (1957) episode "The Sparkle of Diamonds" as Miss Perry Alfred Hitchcock
Alfred Hitchcock
Presents (1958) episode "Tea Time" as Iris Teleton Playhouse 90
Playhouse 90
(1959) (Series) (CBS) episode "The Second Man" as Miss Kerison DuPont Show of the Month
DuPont Show of the Month
(1959) episode "The Browning Version" as Millie Crocker-Harris ITV Play of the Week (1960) episode "Gaslight" Ben Casey
Ben Casey
(1964) episode "August Is the Month Before Christmas" as Leila Farr Burke's Law (1964) episode "Who Killed Everybody?" as Connie Hanson Alfred Hitchcock
Alfred Hitchcock
Hour (1965) episode "Where The Woodbine Twineth" as Nell Snyder Dr. Kildare
Dr. Kildare
(1965) 4 episodes as Chris Becker Dr. Kildare
Dr. Kildare
(1965) 1 episode as Paula Winfield The F.B.I. (1966) episode "The Chameleon" as Amy Hunter The Girl From U.N.C.L.E.
The Girl From U.N.C.L.E.
(1966) episode "The Lethal Eagle Affair" as Gita Volander All on Her Own (1968) as Rosemary An Ideal Husband
An Ideal Husband
(1969) as Mrs. Cheveley Hamlet
(1970) as Gertrude The Upper Crusts (1973) as Lady Seacroft Frankenstein: The True Story (1973) as Francoise DuVal Great Expectations
Great Expectations
(1974) as Miss Havisham Space: 1999 ((1975) episode "Collision Course" as Arra

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Work Result

1955 BAFTA Award for Best British Actress Carrington V.C. Nominated

1957 Tony Award
Tony Award
for Best Actress in a Play Separate Tables Won

1960 Much Ado About Nothing Nominated

1962 The Night of the Iguana Won

1963 Tchin-Tchin Nominated

1966 Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Single Performance in a Drama Dr. Kildare Nominated

1971 Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Hamlet Won

1972 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress The Go-Between Nominated

BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role Won


^ Obituary Variety, 21 January 1976, page 111.

External links[edit]

Margaret Leighton
Margaret Leighton
at the Internet Broadway Database
Internet Broadway Database
Margaret Leighton
Margaret Leighton
on IMDb

Awards for Margaret Leighton

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BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Billie Whitelaw
Billie Whitelaw
(1968) Celia Johnson
Celia Johnson
(1969) Susannah York
Susannah York
(1970) Margaret Leighton
Margaret Leighton
(1971) Cloris Leachman
Cloris Leachman
(1972) Valentina Cortese
Valentina Cortese
(1973) Ingrid Bergman
Ingrid Bergman
(1974) Diane Ladd
Diane Ladd
(1975) Jodie Foster
Jodie Foster
(1976) Jenny Agutter (1977) Geraldine Page
Geraldine Page
(1978) Rachel Roberts (1979) Rohini Hattangadi
Rohini Hattangadi
/ Maureen Stapleton
Maureen Stapleton
(1982) Jamie Lee Curtis
Jamie Lee Curtis
(1983) Liz Smith (1984) Rosanna Arquette
Rosanna Arquette
(1985) Judi Dench
Judi Dench
(1986) Susan Wooldridge (1987) Judi Dench
Judi Dench
(1988) Michelle Pfeiffer
Michelle Pfeiffer
(1989) Whoopi Goldberg
Whoopi Goldberg
(1990) Kate Nelligan (1991) Miranda Richardson
Miranda Richardson
(1992) Miriam Margolyes
Miriam Margolyes
(1993) Kristin Scott Thomas
Kristin Scott Thomas
(1994) Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet
(1995) Juliette Binoche
Juliette Binoche
(1996) Sigourney Weaver
Sigourney Weaver
(1997) Judi Dench
Judi Dench
(1998) Maggie Smith
Maggie Smith
(1999) Julie Walters
Julie Walters
(2000) Jennifer Connelly
Jennifer Connelly
(2001) Catherine Zeta-Jones
Catherine Zeta-Jones
(2002) Renée Zellweger
Renée Zellweger
(2003) Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett
(2004) Thandie Newton
Thandie Newton
(2005) Jennifer Hudson
Jennifer Hudson
(2006) Tilda Swinton
Tilda Swinton
(2007) Penélope Cruz
Penélope Cruz
(2008) Mo'Nique
(2009) Helena Bonham Carter
Helena Bonham Carter
(2010) Octavia Spencer
Octavia Spencer
(2011) Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway
(2012) Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence
(2013) Patricia Arquette
Patricia Arquette
(2014) Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet
(2015) Viola Davis
Viola Davis
(2016) Allison Janney
Allison Janney

v t e

Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Barbara Hale
Barbara Hale
(1959) Pamela Brown (1962) Glenda Farrell
Glenda Farrell
(1963) Ruth White (1964) Lee Grant
Lee Grant
(1966) Agnes Moorehead
Agnes Moorehead
(1967) Barbara Anderson (1968) Susan Saint James
Susan Saint James
(1969) Gail Fisher
Gail Fisher
(1970) Margaret Leighton
Margaret Leighton
(1971) Jenny Agutter (1972) Ellen Corby
Ellen Corby
(1973) Joanna Miles
Joanna Miles
(1974) Ellen Corby
Ellen Corby
(1975) Ellen Corby
Ellen Corby
(1976) Kristy McNichol
Kristy McNichol
(1977) Nancy Marchand
Nancy Marchand
(1978) Kristy McNichol
Kristy McNichol
(1979) Nancy Marchand
Nancy Marchand
(1980) Nancy Marchand
Nancy Marchand
(1981) Nancy Marchand
Nancy Marchand
(1982) Doris Roberts
Doris Roberts
(1983) Alfre Woodard
Alfre Woodard
(1984) Betty Thomas
Betty Thomas
(1985) Bonnie Bartlett
Bonnie Bartlett
(1986) Bonnie Bartlett
Bonnie Bartlett
(1987) Patricia Wettig
Patricia Wettig
(1988) Melanie Mayron (1989) Marg Helgenberger
Marg Helgenberger
(1990) Madge Sinclair
Madge Sinclair
(1991) Valerie Mahaffey
Valerie Mahaffey
(1992) Mary Alice
Mary Alice
(1993) Leigh Taylor-Young
Leigh Taylor-Young
(1994) Julianna Margulies
Julianna Margulies
(1995) Tyne Daly
Tyne Daly
(1996) Kim Delaney
Kim Delaney
(1997) Camryn Manheim
Camryn Manheim
(1998) Holland Taylor
Holland Taylor
(1999) Allison Janney
Allison Janney
(2000) Allison Janney
Allison Janney
(2001) Stockard Channing
Stockard Channing
(2002) Tyne Daly
Tyne Daly
(2003) Drea de Matteo
Drea de Matteo
(2004) Blythe Danner
Blythe Danner
(2005) Blythe Danner
Blythe Danner
(2006) Katherine Heigl
Katherine Heigl
(2007) Dianne Wiest
Dianne Wiest
(2008) Cherry Jones
Cherry Jones
(2009) Archie Panjabi
Archie Panjabi
(2010) Margo Martindale
Margo Martindale
(2011) Maggie Smith
Maggie Smith
(2012) Anna Gunn
Anna Gunn
(2013) Anna Gunn
Anna Gunn
(2014) Uzo Aduba
Uzo Aduba
(2015) Maggie Smith
Maggie Smith
(2016) Ann Dowd
Ann Dowd

v t e

Tony Award
Tony Award
for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play

Ingrid Bergman
Ingrid Bergman
/ Helen Hayes
Helen Hayes
(1947) Judith Anderson
Judith Anderson
/ Katharine Cornell
Katharine Cornell
/ Jessica Tandy
Jessica Tandy
(1948) Martita Hunt (1949) Shirley Booth
Shirley Booth
(1950) Uta Hagen
Uta Hagen
(1951) Julie Harris (1952) Shirley Booth
Shirley Booth
(1953) Audrey Hepburn
Audrey Hepburn
(1954) Nancy Kelly
Nancy Kelly
(1955) Julie Harris (1956) Margaret Leighton
Margaret Leighton
(1957) Helen Hayes
Helen Hayes
(1958) Gertrude Berg
Gertrude Berg
(1959) Anne Bancroft
Anne Bancroft
(1960) Joan Plowright
Joan Plowright
(1961) Margaret Leighton
Margaret Leighton
(1962) Uta Hagen
Uta Hagen
(1963) Sandy Dennis (1964) Irene Worth
Irene Worth
(1965) Rosemary Harris
Rosemary Harris
(1966) Beryl Reid
Beryl Reid
(1967) Zoe Caldwell (1968) Julie Harris (1969) Tammy Grimes
Tammy Grimes
(1970) Maureen Stapleton
Maureen Stapleton
(1971) Sada Thompson
Sada Thompson
(1972) Julie Harris (1973) Colleen Dewhurst
Colleen Dewhurst
(1974) Ellen Burstyn
Ellen Burstyn
(1975) Irene Worth
Irene Worth
(1976) Julie Harris (1977) Jessica Tandy
Jessica Tandy
(1978) Constance Cummings
Constance Cummings
/ Carole Shelley
Carole Shelley
(1979) Phyllis Frelich (1980) Jane Lapotaire (1981) Zoe Caldwell (1982) Jessica Tandy
Jessica Tandy
(1983) Glenn Close
Glenn Close
(1984) Stockard Channing
Stockard Channing
(1985) Lily Tomlin
Lily Tomlin
(1986) Linda Lavin
Linda Lavin
(1987) Joan Allen
Joan Allen
(1988) Pauline Collins
Pauline Collins
(1989) Maggie Smith
Maggie Smith
(1990) Mercedes Ruehl
Mercedes Ruehl
(1991) Glenn Close
Glenn Close
(1992) Madeline Kahn
Madeline Kahn
(1993) Diana Rigg
Diana Rigg
(1994) Cherry Jones
Cherry Jones
(1995) Zoe Caldwell (1996) Janet McTeer
Janet McTeer
(1997) Marie Mullen (1998) Judi Dench
Judi Dench
(1999) Jennifer Ehle
Jennifer Ehle
(2000) Mary-Louise Parker
Mary-Louise Parker
(2001) Lindsay Duncan
Lindsay Duncan
(2002) Vanessa Redgrave
Vanessa Redgrave
(2003) Phylicia Rashad
Phylicia Rashad
(2004) Cherry Jones
Cherry Jones
(2005) Cynthia Nixon
Cynthia Nixon
(2006) Julie White
Julie White
(2007) Deanna Dunagan (2008) Marcia Gay Harden
Marcia Gay Harden
(2009) Viola Davis
Viola Davis
(2010) Frances McDormand
Frances McDormand
(2011) Nina Arianda (2012) Cicely Tyson
Cicely Tyson
(2013) Audra McDonald
Audra McDonald
(2014) Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
(2015) Jessica Lange
Jessica Lange
(2016) Laurie Metcalf
Laurie Metcalf

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