The Old Country


The Old Country

Jean Marsh

Theatre includes: Blow Up Does Dallas (BAC); The Chalk Garden (King’s Head); On the Rocks (Chichester); Hamlet (Oxford Playhouse); Let Us Go Then You and I (Lyric); Twelfth Night (as Olivia, Nottingham Playhouse).

Appearances on Broadway include: Much Ado About Nothing, Habeas Corpus and Whose Life Is It Anyway?

Other theatre in the USA includes: Uncle Vanya (Chicago), Pygmalion (Boston); Twelfth Night (as Viola, Boston); The Importance of Being Earnest and Travesties (Los Angeles).

Television includes: Most Mysterious Murders; Art of the Garden; guest appearances on Bremner, Bird and Fortune; Doctors; Blue Peter – Quest; Holby City; The Mayor of Casterbridge; The Ghosthunter (three series); Kavanagh QC; Dangerfield; The Cone Zone; Palehorse; The Ring; The Rory Bremner Show – Who Else?; The Bloody Tower; The All New Alexei Sale Show; The Tomorrow People; Adam Bede; No Strings, Bejewelled; Master of the Game; Nine to Five; The Informer; Upstairs, Downstairs; The Moon and Sixpence.

Film includes: Danny, Champion of the World; Willow; Cleopatra; Frenzy; The Eagle Has Landed; Return to Oz; Rock-a-Bye; Fatherland; Willow.

Radio: Jean has appeared in numerous productions on radio, including, most recently: Island of the Day Before Yesterday and Bleak House. Jean won an Emmy for her portrayal of Rose in Upstairs, Downstairs, which she co-created with Eileen Atkins. Jean and Eileen also created The House of Eliott.

Jean has published three novels, The House of Eliott, Fiennders Keepers, and Iris (all published by MacMillan), and has written articles for the New York Times, Washington Post and The Times, and book reviews for The Sunday Times and The LA Times. For three years Jean ran a theatre on Long Island, New York, for the Adelphi University.

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