Rosemary Leach

Rosemary Leach

actress, soundtrack

Rosemary Leach was born on Dec 18, 1935 in UK. Rosemary Leach's big-screen debut came with The Wednesday Play - Season 7 directed by Gilchrist Calder in 1967. Rosemary Leach is known for Margaret directed by James Kent, Roger Allam stars as John Wakeham and Roger Ashton-Griffiths as John Sergeant. The upcoming new movie Rosemary Leach plays is The Great Ghost Rescue which will be released on Jan 01, 2011.

English character actress with a penchant for genteel aristocrats and kindly mothers. The daughter of teachers, she "spent some time selling shoes in Reading" before entering the acting profession. Aged eighteen, she studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and made her debut in repertory theatre at Amersham in 1955. Rosemary Leach enjoyed a prolific and varied career in both supporting and leading roles on the screen (though, by her own account, preferred radio and the stage). She became a familiar presence, most notably in television period dramas and sitcoms. Her roles have included Queen Victoria in Disraeli (1978) (she also played Queen Elizabeth II on at least four occasions on both stage and screen),scatterbrained Aunt Fenny in The Jewel in the Crown (1984) (which fostered her fascination with India and resulted in several subsequent visits) , the swindled widow Joan Plumleigh-Bruce -- victim of 1930's social climbing con man Ralph Ernest Gorse -- in The Charmer (1987), one of three nannies working for wealthy families in Edwardian London's exclusive Berkeley Square (1998),the verger's wife, Mrs. Tope, in The Mystery of Edwin Drood (1993) and Zoë Wanamaker's habitually Martini-imbibing mother Grace in Ma tribu (2000). She was twice nominated for BAFTA awards, latterly as Best Supporting Actress for her role as the kindly Mrs. Honeychurch in Chambre avec vue... (1985). Her own personal favourite roles have included Miss Adelaide in a 1973 Birmingham Repertory Theatre production of "Guys and Dolls" and that of eccentric real life author Helene Hanff in "84 Charing Cross Road" (1981, Ambassador Theatre, London) for which she received an Olivier Award as Best Actress.

  • Birthday

    Dec 18, 1935
  • Place of Birth

    Much Wenlock, Shropshire, England, UK

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