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Peggy Ashcroft (Edith Margaret Emily Ashcroft)

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Biography

Croydon, Surrey, England, UK
Academy Award-winning, legendary English actress - who maintained her status in the British acting elite for decades. Made a Dame of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II in 1956. Almost always on stage, she appeared rarely in film, her first being The Wandering Jew (1933). On stage she was cast in many a Shakespearean role, but in film she usually played sympathetic characters. She won an Oscar for A Passage to India (1984), and her last TV film was Screen One: She's Been Away (1989).  She died from a stroke. Read more...

Actor

Character: Margaret, Crofter's Wife

The 39 Steps 1935

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Character: Flower Lisle

Quiet Wedding 1941

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Character: Lady Tattle

Joseph Andrews 1977

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Character: Hilda Bloggs

When the Wind Blows 1986

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Character: Barbie Batchelor

The Jewel in the Crown 1984

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Character: Lillian Huckle

Screen One 1985

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Character: Miss Dubber

A Perfect Spy 1987

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Character: Mrs. Greville

Sunday Bloody Sunday 1971

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Character: Winnie

Arena 1975

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Character: Jean Wilsher

Cream in My Coffee 1980

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Character: Lady Gray

The Pedestrian 1973

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