Margaret Leighton, British actress, pictured in 1948

Margaret Leighton

1922–1976 | British actress

Elegant English leading actress, mainly in the theatre

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Born in Barnt Green, Worcestershire, Margaret Leighton was on stage from the age of 16 and first gained notice acting with the Old Vic Company in the late 40s. Married three times: her second husband was actor Laurence Harvey and her third Michael Wilding, whom she married in 1960. Her lovers included actor Robert Stephens.

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Flora MacDonald
Catherine Winslow
Leonora Vail
Margaret Gregory
Helen Teckman
Valerie Carrington
The Best Man (1964)
Alice Russell
Mrs Maudsley
Miss Havisham
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Personal Details

Laurence Harvey
Husband  m. 1957–1961
British actor Michael Wilding wears a jacket and tie
Husband  m. 1964–1976 (her death)

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