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Wendy Barrie (Marguerite Wendy Jenkin)

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Biography

London, England, UK
Wendy Barrie was born in Hong Kong of English/Irish parentage, the daughter of King's Counsel F.C. Jenkins. Her education was spent at a convent school in England and a finishing school in Switzerland. After working in a beauty parlour, she made her first foray into acting on the London stage in "Wonder Bar" (1930). Two years later, she was "discovered" by producer Alexander Korda while lunching at the Savoy Grill. After successful screen tests, she was famously cast in the role of "Jane Seymour", the second of the eight wives at the centre of The Private Life of Henry VIII. Read more...

Actor

Character: Jane Mitchell, an alias if Jane Emery

Speed 1936

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Character: Kay

Dead End 1937

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Character: Val Travers

The Saint Strikes Back 1939

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Character: Edith Trimble-Pomfret

Forever and a Day 1943

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Character: Anne Merriday

Follies Girl 1943

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Character: Jane Seymour The Third Wife

The Private Life of Henry VIII. 1933

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