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19 Favorite Secrets Of Jean Marsh

1. Jean Lyndsey Torren Marsh, OBE is an English actress and writer.

2. Marsh co-created and starred in the ITV series Upstairs, Downstairs , for which she won the 1975 Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her performance as Rose Buck.

3. Marsh also co-created the television series The House of Eliott in 1991.

4. During the 1950s and 1960s, Marsh made many appearances on British and American television including an episode of The Twilight Zone called “The Lonely” .

5. She was a regular in the ITV series The Informer starring Ian Hendry.

6. She first appeared alongside William Hartnell in the 1965 serial The Crusade as Lady Joanna, the sister of Richard I .

7. Marsh reprised the role in the audio plays Home Truths in 2008, The Drowned World in 2009, The Guardian of the Solar System in 2010, The Five Companions in 2011 and The Anachronauts in 2012.

8. She also appeared in the 1989 television serial Battlefield as Morgana Le Fay, as well as the 2007 audio play The Wishing Beast.

9. She made an un-billed cameo appearance in the 2013 docudrama about Doctor Who, An Adventure in Space and Time.

10. Marsh was featured as Bertha Mason Rochester in the George C. Scott-Susannah York version of Jane Eyre, directed by Delbert Mann.

11. The film was released theatrically in the United Kingdom in 1970 and shown in the United States on NBC Television in 1971.

12. With Eileen Atkins, Marsh created the British period drama Upstairs, Downstairs, and played the role of the house parlourmaid Rose Buck for the duration of the series, from 1971 until 1975.

13. The programme was internationally popular and received numerous awards including two BAFTAs, two Royal Television Society awards, eight Emmys and a Golden Globe.

14. Marsh received a Royal Television Society award in 1971 and an Emmy Award for her role in 1975; and was nominated for the same award on three further occasions – 1974, 1976 and again for the revival in 2011.

15. The actress also received awards from the American Drama Centre and American Drama Critics Circle for the role, and two Golden Globe Award nominations.

16. Marsh and Eileen Atkins created a second television series The House of Eliott, three series of which were broadcast between 1991 and 1994.

17. This time, Marsh did not act in the series, but she did write some of the episodes.

18. After several other guest roles in television, she played a regular supporting role on the situation comedy 9 to 5 in 1982 and 1983.

19. Marsh served as the presenter for International Animation Festival, an American public television series featuring award-winning animated short films from around the world.

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