Who is Jean Marsh and where is she today? Wiki bio
Jean Lyndsey Torren Marsh was born in Stoke Newington, London, England, on July 1, 1934, so her zodiac sign is Cancer and she is a British national. She is an actress and writer, best known for starring in the series “Upstairs, Downstairs” between 1971 and 1975, and in “The House of Eliott” in 1991. Jean retired from acting and currently lives a peaceful life in her home in London.
Early life and education
Jean grew up in London with her sister Yvonne Marsh, through their father Henry Charles John Marsh, who was a handyman, and mother Emmeline Susannah Nightingale Poppy, who worked bar and dresser at a local theatre.
Jean spent most of her free time with Emmeline in the theatre, where she became interested in acting and where a few famous theater actors and actresses gave her advice on acting. Jean attended a public high school where she joined the school’s drama club, appearing in most of the plays. After her entrance exam, she did not enroll in the university, but decided to continue her acting career.
Career as an actress
Jean has appeared in numerous films and TV series, and for her contribution to the British film and TV industry, she was awarded the Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2012, an order of knighthood given to those who have worked in the fields of arts and science.
In this article, we will list some of her most notable performances.
She started her career in 1951 by playing a beauty queen in the comedy movie “Lady Godiva Rides Again” but her role remains uncredited. In 1953 she had a supporting role in the film “The limping man”, which follows the story of a World War II veteran who, after returning to Britain after the war, finds out that his girlfriend has been involved in criminal activities with a spy organization. She next appeared in the comedy film “The Love Lottery” in 1954, the satirical comedy film “The Rebel” in 1961 and the romance film “The Roman Spring of Mrs Stone” in 1961.
She portrayed Octavia in the epic historical film “Cleopatra” in 1963, which was also her first American film, and went on to star in the films “Unearthly Stranger” in 1964, “The Limbo Line” in 1968, and “A Day in the Death of Joe Egg” in 1972. Jean played Monica Barling in the thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock titled “Frenzy” in 1972, before starring in films “Dark Places” in 1973 and in “The Eagle Has Landed” in 1976.
Jean appeared in a single episode of the TV series “Hawaii Five-O” in 1978, and this was followed by supporting roles in the horror film “The Changeling” in 1980 and the fantasy film “Return to Oz” in 1985.
Some of her last roles before retirement were in “Willow” in 1998, “Monarch” in 2000, and “The Heavy” in 2010.
Jean and the TV series “Upstairs, Downstairs”
Jean and Eileen Atkins are credited with the creation of the famous British historical drama series “Upstairs Downstairs‘, which first aired in 1971 and starred Jean Rose Buck, a housemaid. The series starred Keeley Hawes, Ed Stoppard and Adrian Scarborough and followed a wealthy family living in London in 1936 with their servants. The show was a huge success, winning two British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards (BAFTA) as well as eight Emmys, a Golden Globe and two Royal Television Society Awards.
Jean was nominated for four Emmy Awards for her performance, which she won in 1975, and she was also nominated for two Golden Globes.
Love life and relationships
meeting Jean Jon Pertwee, an actor best known for starring in the “Doctor Who” series, in 1953, and the two dated for over two years before getting married on April 2, 1955, but they divorced on August 8, 1960 due to irreconcilable differences. Jean dated Albert Finney, an actor famous for his roles in “Erin Brockovich” in 2000 and “Big Fish” in 2003, who passed away on February 7, 2019.
After him, Jean started dating Kenneth Haigh, an English actor best known for playing Jimmy Porter in the play “Look Back”, and he and Jean stayed together for about two years before breaking up.
Jean’s last boyfriend known to the public was Sir Michael Edward Lindsay-Hogg, 5th Baronet, whom she dated sometime in the 1980s. Michael is a British film, theater and music director, who at one point in his career collaborated with The Beatles to create their promotional videos. He and Jean were together for ten years before breaking up.
Jean has been married only once, she is currently single and has no children.
Hobbies and other interests
Jean was sick when she was a child, and her therapy was dancing and acting, which is mainly why her mother took her to the theater – she has remained an avid dancer to this day, although she has rarely practiced it since she was sixty. She was interested in modeling during her teenage years, and posed for numerous magazines before deciding to focus on her acting career; she has also practiced mime at a mime school.
Jean enjoys watching movies and TV series in her spare time, and some of her favorite actors and actresses are Elvis Presley, Marlon Brando and Dominique Dunne, while her favorite movies are ‘Viva Las Vegas’, ‘Change of Habit’ and ‘A Streetcar named Desire”. She is an animal lover, preferring dogs to cats, and has had several pets including dogs, fish and rabbits.
In 2011, Jean suffered a stroke, followed by a mild heart attack, and spent almost the whole year recovering, missing the revival of her TV series “Upstairs, Downstairs”.
Appearance and power
John is 85 years old. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, is 1.69 m tall and weighs about 61 kg. As of March 2020, her ability is estimated at over $2 million.