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Margaret Maud Tyzack, CBE (9 September 1931 – 25 June 2011)[2][3] was an English actress. Her television roles included The Forsyte Saga (1967) and I, Claudius (1976). She won the 1970 BAFTA TV Award for Best Actress for the BBC
BBC
serial The First Churchills, and the 1990 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for Lettice and Lovage, opposite Maggie Smith. She also won two Olivier Awards. Her film appearances included 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), A Clockwork Orange (1971), Prick Up Your Ears
Prick Up Your Ears
(1987) and Match Point (2005).

Contents

1 Early life 2 Career 3 Honours 4 Personal life 5 Selected filmography 6 References 7 External links

Early life[edit] Tyzack was born in Essex, England, the daughter of Doris (née Moseley) and Thomas Edward Tyzack.[1][2] She grew up in West Ham
West Ham
(now Greater London). She attended the all-girls' St Angela's Ursuline School, Newham, and was a graduate of RADA. Career[edit] Tyzack was noted for her classical stage roles, having joined the Royal Shakespeare Company
Royal Shakespeare Company
to play Vassilissa in Maxim Gorky's The Lower Depths in 1962, and had major roles in their 1972 Roman Season as Volumnia in Coriolanus, Portia in Julius Caesar
Julius Caesar
and Tamora in Titus Andronicus. She appeared in another Gorky play, as Maria Lvovna in Summerfolk RSC 1974. In the late 1970s she spent three years on stage at Stratford, Ontario, where she played Mrs Alving in Ibsen's Ghosts, Queen Margaret in Richard III and the Countess of Roussillon in All's Well That Ends Well. She played the Countess again for the Royal Shakespeare Company on Broadway in 1983. She received an Olivier Award in 1982 for the National Theatre revival of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
in which she played Martha, replacing Joan Plowright
Joan Plowright
who was ill,[4] and a Tony award
Tony award
in 1990 for the play Lettice and Lovage, in which she appeared in both the London and Broadway productions opposite Dame Maggie Smith.[4] The American Actors' Equity initially refused permission for Tyzack to join the New York production, but Smith refused to appear without Tyzack because of the "onstage chemistry" she believed the two women had created in their roles.[5] In 1994 she played Sybil Birling in the Royal National Theatre production of An Inspector Calls. In 2008, she was acclaimed for her portrayal of Mrs St Maugham in a revival of Enid Bagnold's The Chalk Garden at the Donmar Warehouse, London, for which she won the Best Actress award in the Critics' Circle Theatre Awards[6] and the Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
Award for Best Actress in 2009.[7] In 2009, she appeared alongside Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
in Phedre
Phedre
at the Royal National Theatre.[3] She appeared in two films directed by Stanley Kubrick: 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) and A Clockwork Orange (1971).[8] Tyzack also appeared in Ring of Spies
Ring of Spies
(1964), The Whisperers
The Whisperers
(1967), A Touch of Love (1969), The Legacy (1978), The Quatermass Conclusion
The Quatermass Conclusion
(1979), Mr. Love (1985), Prick Up Your Ears
Prick Up Your Ears
(1987), The King's Whore
The King's Whore
(1990), Mrs Dalloway (1997), Bright Young Things (2003), and the Woody Allen
Woody Allen
films Match Point
Match Point
(2005) and Scoop (2006).[8] However, it was as a television actress that Tyzack became a household name. She is remembered for her leading roles in BBC
BBC
television productions. She came to notice as Winifred, Soames's sister, in the well received BBC
BBC
adaptation of Galsworthy's The Forsyte Saga in 1967,[8] a series shown internationally. Tyzack played Queen Anne in The First Churchills; Bette in Cousin Bette; and Antonia, mother of the Emperor Claudius, in I, Claudius. She also played Clothilde Bradbury-Scott in the BBC
BBC
adaptation of the Agatha Christie
Agatha Christie
story Nemesis in 1987.[9] In the 1990s, she played a major role in The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles television series as the young Indiana Jones' strict Oxford-educated tutor, Miss Helen Seymour. In the 2000s, she made two appearances in Midsomer Murders. In 2011, she joined the cast of soap opera EastEnders, playing Lydia Simmonds.[10] On 13 April 2011, it was announced that for personal reasons she had departed EastEnders
EastEnders
and that her role had been recast to Heather Chasen
Heather Chasen
as a result of the nature of the large storyline needing to continue. Tyzack withdrew from the series because of ill health.[3] Honours[edit] Tyzack was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire
Officer of the Order of the British Empire
(OBE) in the 1970 Birthday Honours and Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2010 New Year Honours,[11] both for services to drama. Personal life[edit] Tyzack married mathematician Alan Stephenson in 1958 and together they had one son, Matthew.[1][12] Tyzack died on 25 June 2011 after a short illness.[3] She died at her home with her family by her side.[3] Her family told the Daily Mail that Tyzack had faced her illness with "the strength, courage, dignity and even humour with which she lived her life."[3] Selected filmography[edit]

Behind the Mask (1958) - Night Sister Passport to Shame
Passport to Shame
(1958) - June, Heath's secretary Let's Get Married (1960) - Staff Nurse Highway to Battle
Highway to Battle
(1961) - Hilda Ring of Spies
Ring of Spies
(1964) - Elizabeth Gee The Whisperers
The Whisperers
(1967) - Hospital Almoner 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) - Elena A Touch of Love (1969) - Sister Bennett A Clockwork Orange (1971) - Conspirator Rubinstein The Legacy (1978) - Nurse Adams Mr. Love (1985) - Pink Lady Prick Up Your Ears
Prick Up Your Ears
(1987) - Madame Lambert The King's Whore
The King's Whore
(1990) - La Comtesse douairière Mrs Dalloway (1997) - Lady Bruton Bright Young Things (2003) - Lady Throbbing Match Point
Match Point
(2005) - Mrs. Betty Eastby The Thief Lord
The Thief Lord
(2005) - Head Nun (uncredited) Scoop (2006) - Sid's Co-Passengers Mother's Milk (2011) - Eleanor Melrose (final film role)

References[edit]

^ a b c "Margaret Tyzack". The Daily Telegraph. 28 June 2011. Retrieved 3 July 2011.  ^ a b Margaret Tyzack
Margaret Tyzack
Biography (1931-2011) ^ a b c d e f Bamigboye, Baz (27 June 2011). "The Forsyte Saga star Margaret Tyzack
Margaret Tyzack
dies aged 79". Daily Mail. Associated Newspapers. Retrieved 27 June 2011.  ^ a b Baker, Richard Anthony (28 June 2011). "Olivier and Tony award-winning actress Margaret Tyzack
Margaret Tyzack
dies". The Stage. The Stage Newspaper Limited. Retrieved 6 July 2011.  ^ Bruce Weber "Margaret Tyzack, Award-Winning Actress, Dies at 79", New York Times, 27 June 2011 ^ "Tennant's Shakespearean triumph". BBC
BBC
News. BBC. 27 January 2009. Retrieved 12 May 2010.  ^ Staff (8 March 2009). "Speeches: And the Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
Winners Said". WhatsonStage.com. Archived from the original on 10 March 2009. Retrieved 8 March 2009.  ^ a b c Sperling, Daniel (27 June 2011). "'Forsyte Saga', 'EastEnders' star Margaret Tyzack
Margaret Tyzack
dies, aged 79". Digital Spy. Hachette Filipacchi UK. Retrieved 27 June 2011.  ^ Welch, Andy (28 June 2011). "Former EastEnder Margaret Tyzack
Margaret Tyzack
dies aged 79". AOL. Retrieved 6 July 2011.  ^ Humphreys, Matt (15 February 2011). "Janine's in for a shock... from Grandma". Eastenders. London: BBC
BBC
Online. Retrieved 15 February 2011.  ^ "No. 59282". The London Gazette
The London Gazette
(Supplement). 31 December 2009. p. 8.  ^ Woddis, Carole (27 June 2011). " Margaret Tyzack
Margaret Tyzack
obituary". The Guardian. Guardian Media Group. Retrieved 3 July 2011. 

External links[edit]

Margaret Tyzack
Margaret Tyzack
at the Internet Broadway Database
Internet Broadway Database
Margaret Tyzack
Margaret Tyzack
on IMDb Selected performances in Theatre Archive, University of Bristol Obituary in The Guardian Obituary in The Independent

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BAFTA TV Award for Best Actress

Googie Withers
Googie Withers
(1955) Virginia McKenna
Virginia McKenna
(1956) Rosalie Crutchley
Rosalie Crutchley
(1957) Gwen Watford
Gwen Watford
(1959) Catherine Lacey (1960) Billie Whitelaw
Billie Whitelaw
(1961) Ruth Dunning (1962) Brenda Bruce
Brenda Bruce
(1963) Vivien Merchant (1964) Katharine Blake (1965) Gwen Watford
Gwen Watford
(1966) Vanessa Redgrave
Vanessa Redgrave
(1967) Judi Dench
Judi Dench
(1968) Wendy Craig (1969) Margaret Tyzack
Margaret Tyzack
(1970) Annette Crosbie (1971) Patricia Hayes
Patricia Hayes
(1972) Billie Whitelaw
Billie Whitelaw
(1973) Celia Johnson
Celia Johnson
(1974) Lee Remick
Lee Remick
(1975) Annette Crosbie (1976) Siân Phillips
Siân Phillips
(1977) Penelope Keith (1978) Francesca Annis
Francesca Annis
(1979) Cheryl Campbell (1980) Peggy Ashcroft
Peggy Ashcroft
(1981) Judi Dench
Judi Dench
(1982) Beryl Reid
Beryl Reid
(1983) Coral Browne (1984) Peggy Ashcroft
Peggy Ashcroft
(1985) Claire Bloom
Claire Bloom
(1986) Anna Massey
Anna Massey
(1987) Emma Thompson
Emma Thompson
(1988) Thora Hird
Thora Hird
(1989) Diana Rigg
Diana Rigg
(1990) Geraldine McEwan (1991) Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
(1992) Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
(1993) Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
(1994) Juliet Aubrey (1995) Jennifer Ehle
Jennifer Ehle
(1996) Gina McKee (1997) Daniela Nardini (1998) Thora Hird
Thora Hird
(1999) Thora Hird
Thora Hird
(2000) Judi Dench
Judi Dench
(2001) Julie Walters
Julie Walters
(2002) Julie Walters
Julie Walters
(2003) Julie Walters
Julie Walters
(2004) Anamaria Marinca (2005) Anna Maxwell Martin (2006) Victoria Wood
Victoria Wood
(2007) Eileen Atkins (2008) Anna Maxwell Martin (2009) Julie Walters
Julie Walters
(2010) Vicky McClure
Vicky McClure
(2011) Emily Watson
Emily Watson
(2012) Sheridan Smith
Sheridan Smith
(2013) Olivia Colman
Olivia Colman
(2014) Georgina Campbell (2015) Suranne Jones (2016) Sarah Lancashire
Sarah Lancashire
(2017)

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Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
Award for Actress of the Year in a Revival

Dorothy Tutin (1976) Judi Dench
Judi Dench
(1977) Dorothy Tutin (1978) Zoë Wanamaker
Zoë Wanamaker
(1979) Judi Dench
Judi Dench
(1980) Margaret Tyzack
Margaret Tyzack
(1981) Cheryl Campbell (1982) Frances de la Tour (1983) Vanessa Redgrave
Vanessa Redgrave
(1984) Harriet Walter
Harriet Walter
(1988)

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Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
Award for Best Actress

Yvonne Bryceland (1985) Lindsay Duncan
Lindsay Duncan
(1986) Judi Dench
Judi Dench
(1987) Fiona Shaw
Fiona Shaw
(1989/1990) Kathryn Hunter
Kathryn Hunter
(1991) Juliet Stevenson
Juliet Stevenson
(1992) Alison Steadman
Alison Steadman
(1993) Fiona Shaw
Fiona Shaw
(1994) Clare Higgins
Clare Higgins
(1995) Judi Dench
Judi Dench
(1996) Janet McTeer
Janet McTeer
(1997) Zoë Wanamaker
Zoë Wanamaker
(1998) Eileen Atkins (1999) Janie Dee (2000) Julie Walters
Julie Walters
(2001) Lindsay Duncan
Lindsay Duncan
(2002) Clare Higgins
Clare Higgins
(2003) Eileen Atkins (2004) Clare Higgins
Clare Higgins
(2005) Eve Best
Eve Best
(2006) Tamsin Greig
Tamsin Greig
(2007) Kristin Scott Thomas
Kristin Scott Thomas
(2008) Margaret Tyzack
Margaret Tyzack
(2009) Rachel Weisz
Rachel Weisz
(2010) Nancy Carroll (2011) Ruth Wilson
Ruth Wilson
(2012) Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
(2013) Lesley Manville
Lesley Manville
(2014) Penelope Wilton
Penelope Wilton
(2015) Denise Gough (2016) Billie Piper
Billie Piper
(2017)

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

Patricia Neal
Patricia Neal
(1947) Shirley Booth
Shirley Booth
(1949) Maureen Stapleton
Maureen Stapleton
(1951) Marian Winters (1952) Beatrice Straight (1953) Jo Van Fleet
Jo Van Fleet
(1954) Patricia Jessel (1955) Una Merkel
Una Merkel
(1956) Peggy Cass
Peggy Cass
(1957) Anne Bancroft
Anne Bancroft
(1958) Julie Newmar
Julie Newmar
(1959) Anne Revere
Anne Revere
(1960) Colleen Dewhurst
Colleen Dewhurst
(1961) Elizabeth Ashley
Elizabeth Ashley
(1962) Sandy Dennis (1963) Barbara Loden
Barbara Loden
(1964) Alice Ghostley
Alice Ghostley
(1965) Zoe Caldwell (1966) Marian Seldes
Marian Seldes
(1967) Zena Walker
Zena Walker
(1968) Jane Alexander
Jane Alexander
(1969) Blythe Danner
Blythe Danner
(1970) Rae Allen (1971) Elizabeth Wilson
Elizabeth Wilson
(1972) Leora Dana
Leora Dana
(1973) Frances Sternhagen
Frances Sternhagen
(1974) Rita Moreno
Rita Moreno
(1975) Shirley Knight
Shirley Knight
(1976) Trazana Beverley (1977) Ann Wedgeworth (1978) Joan Hickson
Joan Hickson
(1979) Dinah Manoff (1980) Swoosie Kurtz
Swoosie Kurtz
(1981) Amanda Plummer
Amanda Plummer
(1982) Judith Ivey (1983) Christine Baranski
Christine Baranski
(1984) Judith Ivey (1985) Swoosie Kurtz
Swoosie Kurtz
(1986) Mary Alice
Mary Alice
(1987) L. Scott Caldwell
L. Scott Caldwell
(1988) Christine Baranski
Christine Baranski
(1989) Margaret Tyzack
Margaret Tyzack
(1990) Irene Worth
Irene Worth
(1991) Bríd Brennan (1992) Debra Monk
Debra Monk
(1993) Jane Adams (1994) Frances Sternhagen
Frances Sternhagen
(1995) Audra McDonald
Audra McDonald
(1996) Lynne Thigpen
Lynne Thigpen
(1997) Anna Manahan (1998) Elizabeth Franz (1999) Blair Brown
Blair Brown
(2000) Viola Davis
Viola Davis
(2001) Katie Finneran
Katie Finneran
(2002) Michele Pawk (2003) Audra McDonald
Audra McDonald
(2004) Adriane Lenox
Adriane Lenox
(2005) Frances de la Tour (2006) Jennifer Ehle
Jennifer Ehle
(2007) Rondi Reed
Rondi Reed
(2008) Angela Lansbury
Angela Lansbury
(2009) Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson
(2010) Ellen Barkin
Ellen Barkin
(2011) Judith Light
Judith Light
(2012) Judith Light
Judith Light
(2013) Sophie Okonedo
Sophie Okonedo
(2014) Annaleigh Ashford
Annaleigh Ashford
(2015) Jayne Houdyshell
Jayne Houdyshell
(2016) Cynthia Nixon
Cynthia Nixon
(2017)

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