Peggy Ashcroft

as Lady Gee in the movie Hullabaloo Over Georgie and Bonnies Pictures

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Real name is Edith Margaret Emily Ashcroft
Was born at 22 December 1907 in Croydon, Surrey, England, UK . Died at 14 June 1991, London, England, UK (stroke)

Academy Award-winning, legendary English actress - who maintained herstatus in the British acting elite for decades. Made a Dame of theBritish Empire by 'Queen Elizabeth II' in 1956. Almost always onstage, she appeared rarely in film, her first being The Wandering Jew (1933/I) . On stage she was cast in many aShakespearean role, but in film she usually played sympatheticcharacters.

She won an Oscar for A Passage to India (1984) , andher last TV film was "Screen One" (1985) {She's Been Away (#1. 5)} .   She died from astroke. .

There is some small facts about Peggy Ashcroft:
  • She was awarded the DBE (Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1956 Queen's Birthday Honours List for her services to drama.
  • She was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1951 King's Birthday Honours List for her services to drama.
  • Step-mother of 'Adam Hart-Davis' .
  • She was made a Fellow of the British Film Institute in recognition of her outstanding contribution to film culture.
  • Had a Daughter, Eliza Hutchinson (born 1941), and a son, 'Nick Hutchinson (IV)' (born 1946), with Lord Jeremy Hutchinson.
  • Buried in Westminster Abbey in London.
  • Aunt of 'Margaret Ashcroft' .
  • Grandmother of 'Manon Loizeau' and 'Emily Loizeau' (daughter Eliza's daughters).
  • Was the 90th actress to receive an Academy Award; she won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for A Passage to India (1984) at The 57th Annual Academy Awards (1985) (TV) .
  • Won the London Evening Standard Best Stage Actress Award twice- for 'The Chalk Garden' and 'The War of the Roses.'.
  • When she was named Dame of the British Empire in 1956, she (along with Sybil Thorndike who received the honor in 1931) became the youngest actress to be so honored. However, she seldom or ever uses the title for billing purposes.
  • Ashcroft made her professional acting debut in "Dear Brutus" in 1926 with Ralph Richardson also in the cast. They played together several times after that including "The Heiress." The same year Ashcroft won the Supporting Actress Award for "A Passage for India" from the New York Film Critics, he was honored posthumously as Best Supporting Actor in "Greystoke," his last film.
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There is the list of movies, where Peggy Ashcroft was taked part:
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1 Hullabaloo Over Georgie and Bonnies Pictures movie Hullabaloo Over Georgie and Bonnies Pictures 1978 as Lady Gee
2 The 39 Steps movie The 39 Steps 1935 as Margaret, Crofter's Wife
3 The Nuns Story movie The Nuns Story 1959 as Mother Mathilde (Africa)
4 Six Centuries of Verse movie Six Centuries of Verse 1984 as Herself - Reader
5 The Jewel in the Crown movie The Jewel in the Crown 1984 as Barbie Batchelor
6 A Passage to India movie A Passage to India 1984 as Mrs. Moore
7 A People Eternal movie A People Eternal 1939 as Alloyah Quintino
8 Backstage at Masterpiece Theatre movie Backstage at Masterpiece Theatre 1991 as Herself
9 Britain Welcomes the President of India movie Britain Welcomes the President of India 1963 as Herself
10 Casting a Classic movie Casting a Classic 2008 as Mrs. Moore
11 Caught on a Train movie Caught on a Train 1980 as Frau Messner
12 Channel Incident movie Channel Incident 1940 as The Woman
13 Cream in My Coffee movie Cream in My Coffee 1980 as Jean Wilsher
14 Der Fußgänger movie Der Fußgänger 1973 as Lady Gray
15 Joseph Andrews movie Joseph Andrews 1977 as Lady Tattle
16 Madame Sousatzka movie Madame Sousatzka 1988 as Lady Emily
17 Murder by the Book movie Murder by the Book 1986 as Agatha Christie
18 Paul Merton Looks at Alfred Hitchcock movie Paul Merton Looks at Alfred Hitchcock 2009 as Margaret - Crofter's Wife
19 Quiet Wedding movie Quiet Wedding 1941 as Flower Lisle
20 Rhodes of Africa movie Rhodes of Africa 1936 as Anna Carpenter
21 Secret Ceremony movie Secret Ceremony 1968 as Hannah
22 Sunday Bloody Sunday movie Sunday Bloody Sunday 1971 as Mrs. Greville
23 Sunshine in Soho movie Sunshine in Soho 1956 as Herself
24 The 42nd Annual Golden Globe Awards movie The 42nd Annual Golden Globe Awards 1985 as Herself
25 The 57th Annual Academy Awards movie The 57th Annual Academy Awards 1985 as Mrs. Moore
26 The Cherry Orchard movie The Cherry Orchard 1962 as Madame Ranevsky
27 The Heat of the Day movie The Heat of the Day 1989 as Nettie
28 The Tempest movie The Tempest 1939 as Miranda
29 The Tempest/II movie The Tempest/II 1939 as Miranda
30 The Wind and the Bomb movie The Wind and the Bomb 1986 as Hilda
31 Three Into Two Wont Go movie Three Into Two Wont Go 1969 as Belle
32 Twelfth Night movie Twelfth Night 1939 as Viola
33 When the Wind Blows movie When the Wind Blows 1986 as Hilda Bloggs
34 A Perfect Spy movie A Perfect Spy 1987 as Miss Dubber
35 Arena movie Arena 1975 as Winnie
36 BBC Play of the Month movie BBC Play of the Month 1965 as The Rat Wife
37 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre movie BBC Sunday-Night Theatre 1950 as Julia Rajk
38 BBC2 Playhouse movie BBC2 Playhouse 1973 as Frau Messner
39 Edward & Mrs. Simpson movie Edward & Mrs. Simpson 1978 as Queen Mary
40 Great Performances movie Great Performances 1971 as Herself
There is the list of some articles of Peggy Ashcroft:
  • "Films in Review" (USA), May 1985, Vol. XXXVI, Iss. 5, pg. 290 - 297, by: Micael Buckley, "Peggy Ashcroft: An Interview"
The image of Edith Margaret Emily Ashcroft was on the covers of these magazines:
  • "Plays and Players" (UK), March 1975
  • "Plays and Players" (UK), January 1961
  • "Theatre World" (UK), May 1952
There is the list of some quotes of Peggy Ashcroft:
  • [on 'Trevor Howard (I)' ] One of the most remarkable actors of our century. His great films are classics. He was also one of the most popular actors in the business because he was so straight down the line. He always said what he felt.
  • They told me if I wanted to be a film star, I'd have to have my nose straightened and my teeth fixed, but I've never really wanted to be a film star - it seems to lead only to tax problems.
  • I do think I'm very, very fortunate that just at the age when playing a stage role night after night is becoming difficult, I've had these opportunities to play in film and TV. You still have to have a lot of concentration. Acting is the same whatever you're doing, but that long sustaining of energy is not demanded of you.
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