Margaret Leighton, British actress, pictured in 1948

Margaret Leighton

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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Bonnie Prince Charlie (1948)
Flora MacDonald
The Winslow Boy (1948)
Catherine Winslow
Under Capricorn (1949)
Milly
The Astonished Heart (1950)
Leonora Vail
The Holly and the Ivy (1952)
Margaret Gregory
Home at Seven (1952)  NEW
Janet Preston
The Teckman Mystery (1954)
Helen Teckman
The Good Die Young (1954)
Eve
Carrington VC (1954)
Valerie Carrington
The Best Man (1964)
Alice Russell
The Go-Between (1971)
Mrs Maudsley
Lady Caroline Lamb (1972)
Lady Melbourne
Great Expectations (1974)
Miss Havisham
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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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