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Rosemary Leach

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Rosemary Leach (born 18 December 1935) is a British stage, television and film actress and singer. She was born at Much Wenlock, Shropshire. Her parents were teachers related to Edmund Leach. She attended grammar school and RADA. After appearing in repertory theatres and the Old Vic she became well known to UK TV viewers between 1965-69 for playing Susan Wheldon, the mistress of building tycoon John Wilder (Patrick Wymark) in the TV boardroom drama The Power Game. Subsequently she became a familiar face on British television. In 1973, she played Aldonza/Dulcinea in the BBC production of Don Quixote (retitled The Adventures of Don Quixote), starring Rex Harrison and Frank Finlay. In 1981 she played Emilia opposite Bob Hoskins's Iago in the BBC Shakespeare's production of Othello. In 1982 she played Aunt Fenny in The Jewel in the Crown. Rosemary played a leading role as smitten Joan Plumleigh-Bruce in the six part ITV 1987 production of The Charmer (TV series) which starred Nigel Havers. In 1987, she was nominated for BAFTA's Best Supporting Actress for A Room with a View (1985). In 1992, Leach starred in An Ungentlemanly Act, a BBC television film about the first days of the invasion of the Falkland Islands in 1982, portraying the real-life Lady Mavis Hunt, wife of the islands' then-governor, Sir Rex Hunt. Leach plays the part of Anna in BBC Radio 4's No Commitments, and Susan Harper's mother in My Family. She made a guest appearance as 'Bessie' on Waterloo Road (the TV series), in Series 3 Spring Term. Since 1994, she has made occasional appearances in The Archers as Ellen Rogers, the ex-pat aunt of Nigel Pargetter. In 2001 Leach played a leading role as a charming murderess in Destroying Angel, an episode of Midsomer Murders. Recently she has played Queen Elizabeth II three times: in the 2002 television movie Prince William; in a 2006 updated edition of The Afternoon Play, entitled Tea with Betty; and in 2009's Margaret. Description above from the Wikipedia article Rosemary Leach, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Dec 18, 1935 In Much Wenlock, Shropshire, England
Movie/TV Credits:
38
First Appeared:
In the series The Plane Makers 1963-02-04
Latest Project:
Movie May I Kill U? 2013-01-11
Known For
Filmography
Movie May I Kill U? Mags 2013-01-11
Movie The Great Ghost Rescue The Queen 2011-10-04
Movie Mission London Miss Cunningham 2010-04-16
Movie Margaret The Queen 2009-03-26
Movie The Baroness and the Pig Margaret 2002-09-02
Movie Prince William Queen Elizabeth 2002-09-29
Movie Back Home Mrs. Dickinson 2001-10-22
Movie Whatever Happened to Harold Smith? Harold's Mother 2000-03-10
Series Berkeley Square Nanny Collins 1998-05-09
Series Spywatch Amy Hobbs 1996-01-15
Series Chiller 1995-03-09
Movie Tender Loving Care Mary 1993-10-03
Movie The Hawk Mrs Marsh 1993-12-03
Movie An Ungentlemanly Act Mavis Hunt 1992-01-01
Series Growing Pains Joan Craddock 1992-05-16
Movie The Winslow Boy Violet 1989-04-30
Series Summer's Lease Nancy Leadbetter 1989-11-01
Movie Across the Lake Connie Robinson 1988-01-01
Movie Still Crazy Like A Fox Eleanor Trundle 1987-04-05
Series The Charmer 1987-10-18
Movie A Room with a View Mrs. Honeychurch 1985-12-13
Movie Displaced Person Sister Agnes 1985-05-06
Movie The 17th Bride Esther 1985-01-01
Movie Turtle Diary Mrs. Charlie Inchcliff (landlady) 1985-09-10
Movie Ghost in the Noonday Sun Kate 1984-01-01
Series The Jewel in the Crown Aunt Fenny 1984-01-09
Movie The Plague Dogs Vera (voice) 1982-10-21
Series Disraeli 1978-09-05
Movie Disraeli Queen Victoria 1978-09-05
Series The Prince Of Denmark 1974-04-10
Movie Brief Encounter Mrs. Gaines 1974-11-12
Series The Tomorrow People 1973-04-30
Movie That'll Be The Day Mrs. MacLaine 1973-05-13
Movie Bermondsey Iris 1972-06-19
Series Now Look Here... 1971-11-05
Series Germinal 1970-01-11
Movie Face of a Stranger 1964-09-01
Series The Plane Makers 1963-02-04