Zij is getrouwd met Max REINHARDT.in het jaar 1947, zij was toen 24 jaar oud.
Het echtpaar is in 1955 gescheiden.
Zij is getrouwd met Laurence HARVEY.in het jaar 1957, zij was toen 34 jaar oud.
Het echtpaar is in 1961 gescheiden.
Zij is getrouwd met Michael Charles Gauntlet WILDING.in het jaar 1964, zij was toen 41 jaar oud.
Margaret Leighton, CBE (26 February 1922 â 13 January 1976) was an English actress. She was known for her exquisite sense of grandeur and refinement. She began her career on stage in 1938, and went on to twice win the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play; for the original Broadway productions of Separate Tables (1956-57) and The Night of the Iguana (1961-62).
Leighton's film appearances included Under Capricorn (1949), Calling Bulldog Drummond (1951), Carrington V.C. (1955) and The Best Man (1964). She won an Emmy Award in 1971 for a television version of Hamlet. She was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and won the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for the 1971 film The Go-Between.
Life and career
Born in Barnt Green, Worcestershire, Leighton made her stage debut as Dorothy in Laugh With Me (1938), which was also performed that year for BBC Television. She became a star of the Old Vic. Her Broadway debut was as the Queen in Henry IV (1946) starring Laurence Olivier and Ralph Richardson during a visit to America of the Old Vic company, which performed a total of five plays from its repertoire before returning to London.
After appearing in two British films, including the starring role of Flora MacDonald opposite David Niven in Bonnie Prince Charlie (1948) and in the popular The Winslow Boy (also 1948), the tall willowy actress played second female lead in Alfred Hitchcock's Under Capricorn (1949) starring Ingrid Bergman, Joseph Cotten and Michael Wilding. She starred with Walter Pidgeon in the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer crime/mystery Calling Bulldog Drummond (1951).
Leighton won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for her performance in Separate Tables (1956); she won another Tony in that category for The Night of the Iguana (1962), playing the luminous Hannah Jelkes (a role played by Deborah Kerr on film) opposite Bette Davis's Maxine Faulk. Leighton was nominated for Best Actress in a Play for Much Ado About Nothing (1959) opposite John Gielgud and for Tchin-Tchin (1962) opposite Anthony Quinn. She portrayed the wife of an American presidential candidate (Henry Fonda) in the 1964 film The Best Man, written by Gore Vidal.
She had a noteworthy list of TV appearances, including Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Ben Casey and Burke's Law. She won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in Drama for Hamlet (1970) and she was nominated for an Emmy in 1966 for Outstanding Single Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Drama for four episodes of Dr. Kildare. Her last appearance on Broadway was as Birdie Hubbard in a revival of Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes (1967) starring Anne Bancroft as Regina Giddens.
For her film role as Mrs. Maudsley in The Go-Between (1970) Leighton won the British BAFTA Film Award for Best Supporting Actress. She received a BAFTA nomination for Best British Actress for her role as Valerie Carrington in Carrington V.C. (1955). She received a Hollywood Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for The Go-Between.
Leighton had three husbands: publisher Max Reinhardt (1947â55); actor Laurence Harvey (1957â61); and actor Michael Wilding (1964â76), her death). She had no children. She was awarded the CBE in 1974. Leighton died of multiple sclerosis in 1976, aged 53, in Chichester, Sussex.
The Winslow Boy (1948) (British Lion Films) ... Catherine Winslow
Bonnie Prince Charlie (1948) (London Film Productions) ... Flora MacDonald
Under Capricorn (1949) (Warner Bros.) ... Milly
The Astonished Heart (1950) (General Film Distributors) ... Leonora Vail
The Elusive Pimpernel (1950) (British Lion Films) ... Marguerite Blakeney
Calling Bulldog Drummond (1951) (MGM) ... Sgt. Helen Smith
The Tempest (1952)...Ariel
Home at Seven (1952) (British Lion Films) ... Janet Preston
The Holly and the Ivy (1952) (London Film Productions) ... Margaret Gregory
The Teckman Mystery (1954) (Associated Artists Productions) ... Helen Teckman
The Good Die Young (1954) (United Artists) ... Eve Ravenscourt
Carrington V.C. (1955) (Kingsley-International Pictures) ... Valerie Carrington
The Constant Husband (1955) (British Lion Films) ... Miss Chesterman
The Passionate Stranger (1957) (British Lion Films) ... Judith Wynter/Leonie
The Sound and the Fury (1959) (20th Century Fox) ... Caddy Compson
Waltz of the Toreadors (1962) (The Rank Organisation Film Productions) ... Emily Fitzjohn
The Third Secret (1964) (20th Century Fox)
The Best Man (1964) (United Artists) ... Alice Russell
The Loved One (1965) (MGM) ... Mrs. Helen Kenton
7 Women (1966) (MGM) ... Agatha Andrews
The Madwoman of Chaillot (1969) (Warner Bros.) ... Constance, the Madwoman of Passy
The Go-Between (1971) (EMI Distribution) ... Mrs. Maudsley
Zee and Co. (1972) (Columbia) ... Gladys ... aka X, Y and Zee (USA)
Lady Caroline Lamb (1972) (MGM-EMI) ... Lady Melbourne
A Bequest to the Nation (1973) (Universal) ... Lady Frances Nelson
From Beyond the Grave (1973) (Warner Bros.) ... Madame Orloff in segment The Elemental
Galileo (1975) (The American Film Theatre) ... Elderly Court Lady
Trial by Combat (1976) (Combat-Warner Bros.) ... Ma Gore
Laugh With Me (1938) (BBC) ... Dorothy
As You Like It (1953) (BBC) ... Rosalind
ITV Play of the Week (1955) (Series) (ITV) episode "A Month in the Country" ... Natalya Petrovna
Theatre Royal (TV series) (1956) (Series) (ATV London) episode "The Triumphant" ... Marion
Suspicion (TV series) (1957) (Series) (NBC) episode "The Sparkle Of Diamonds" ... Miss Perry
Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1958) (Series) (CBS) episode "Tea Time" ... Iris Teleton
Playhouse 90 (1959) (Series) (CBS) episode "The Second Man" ... Miss Kerison
DuPont Show of the Month (1959) (Series) (CBS) episode "The Browning Version" ... Millie Crocker-Harris
ITV Play of the Week (1960) (Series) (ITV) episode "Gaslight"
Ben Casey (1964) (Series) (ABC) episode "August is the Month Before Christmas" ... Leila Farr
Burke's Law (1964) (Series) (ABC) episode "Who Killed Everybody" ... Connie Hanson
Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1965) (Series) (NBC) episode "Where The Woodbine Twineth" ... Nell Snyder
Dr. Kildare (TV series) (1965) (Series) (NBC) 4 episodes ... Chris Becker
Dr. Kildare (TV series) (1965) (Series) (NBC) 1 episode ... Paula Winfield
The F.B.I. (TV series) (1966) (Series) (ABC) episode "The Chameleon" ... Amy Hunter
The Girl From U.N.C.L.E. (1966) (Series) (NBC) episode "The Lethal Eagle Affair" ... Gita Volander
All on her Own (1968) (BBC) ... Rosemary
An Ideal Husband (1969) (BBC) ... Mrs. Cheveley
Hamlet (1970) (NBC) ... Gertrude
The Upper Crusts (1973) (series) (ITV) ... Lady Seacroft
Frankenstein: The True Story (1973) (NBC) ... Francoise DuVal
Great Expectations (1974) (NBC) ... Miss Havisham
Space: 1999 (First Season, ep. "Collision Course") (1975) (ITC) ... Arra