Image of Jean Marsh

Jean Marsh

1934-07-01 Stoke Newington, London, UK

Image of Jean Marsh


Born in London, Jean Marsh became interested in show business while taking dancing and mime classes as therapy for a childhood illness. After attending a charm school and working as a model, she started acting in repertory and took voice lessons. Her repertory work was supplemented by a number of film appearances as a dancer. She then spent three years in America, appearing in Sir John Gielgud's Broadway production of "Much Ado About Nothing" and numerous TV shows, including an episode of "The Twilight Zone"(1959). Returning to London, she won roles on stage, film and TV. It was during this period that she appeared in "Doctor Who" (1963), first as Princess Joanna in "The Crusade" and then as Sara Kingdom in "The Daleks' Master Plan." In the early 1970s she co-created and starred in LWT's "Upstairs, Downstairs" (1971). Since then she has maintained a very busy career in the theatre, on TV - including a starring role in the US sitcom "9 to 5"(1982) and films such as Return to Oz (1985) and Willow (1988). She also co-created another successful series, "The House of Eliott" (1991).


Outlier 2014-10-01
The Last Post Colette 2011-07-01
The Heavy Mrs. Mason 2010-04-08
Monarch The Queens 2000-10-08
Agatha Christie's The Pale Horse Thyrza Grey 1997-07-01
Fatherland Anna von Hagen 1994-11-26
Adam Bede Lisbeth Bede 1992-03-01
Bejewelled Barbara 1991-01-20
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court Morgana 1989-12-18
Danny the Champion of the World Miss Hunter 1989-04-29
Doctor Who: Battlefield Morgaine 1989-09-27
Willow Queen Bavmorda 1988-05-20
Sesame Street: Put Down the Duckie: An All-Star Musical Special Self 1988-10-05
The Corsican Brothers Mazzere 1985-02-05
Return to Oz Nurse Wilson / Mombi 1985-06-21
See China and Die Sally Hackman 1981-12-09
The Changeling Joanna Russell 1980-03-28
The Eagle Has Landed Joanna Grey 1976-12-24
UFO - Contatto radar... stanno atterrando! 1974-10-23
Dark Places Victoria 1973-05-01
A Day in the Death of Joe Egg Mother on moonrocket 1972-01-01
Frenzy Monica Barling 1972-05-25
Skin Deep Madeleine Walsh 1971-11-25
Jane Eyre Mrs. Rochester 1970-12-01
The Limbo Line 1969-03-03
Charlie Bubbles Waitress (uncredited) 1968-02-11
Doctor Who: The Daleks' Master Plan Sara Kingdom 1966-01-29
Doctor Who: The Crusade Joanna 1965-04-17
Face of a Stranger 1964-09-01
Back to Back 1963-02-20
Unearthly Stranger Miss Ballard 1963-09-12
Heart to Heart Peggy Mann 1962-12-06
The Rebel Strange Woman at Party (Uncredited) 1961-03-07
The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone Party Guest (uncredited) 1961-12-28
The Horsemasters Ingrid 1961-10-01
The Horsemasters Andrienne 1961-10-01
The Moon and Sixpence Ata 1959-10-30
The Limping Man Landlady's Daughter 1953-12-11