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Dame
Dame
Margaret Taylor Rutherford, DBE (11 May 1892 – 22 May 1972) was a British character actress of stage, television and film, probably best known for her later career as Agatha Christie's character Miss Marple. She first came to prominence following World War II in the film adaptations of Noël Coward's Blithe Spirit, and Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest. She won the Academy Award
Academy Award
and Golden Globe Award for her role as The Duchess of Brighton in The V.I.P.s (1963). Rutherford was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1961 and a Dame
Dame
Commander (DBE) in 1967.

Margaret Rutherford's early London home 1895-1920

Contents

1 Early life 2 Stage career 3 Film career 4 Personal life 5 Death 6 Theatre performances 7 Filmography 8 Legacy 9 Recordings

9.1 78s and singles

10 References 11 Further reading 12 External links

Early life[edit] Margaret Rutherford's early life was overshadowed by tragedies involving both of her parents. Her father was William Rutherford Benn, a journalist and poet. One month after his marriage to Florence, née Nicholson, on 16 December 1882, William Benn suffered a nervous breakdown and was admitted to Bethnal House Lunatic Asylum. Released to travel under family supervision, he murdered his father, the Reverend Julius Benn, a Congregational Church
Congregational Church
minister, by bludgeoning him to death with a chamber pot, before he slashed his own throat with a pocket knife, at an inn in Matlock, Derbyshire, on 4 March 1883.[1][2] Following the inquest, William Benn was certified insane and removed to Broadmoor Criminal Lunatic Asylum. Seven years later, on 26 July 1890, he was discharged from Broadmoor, reunited with his wife and legally dropped his surname. Margaret Taylor Rutherford, the only child of William and Florence Rutherford, was born in 1892 in Balham, South London. Margaret's uncle Sir John Benn, 1st Baronet
Sir John Benn, 1st Baronet
was a British politician, and her first cousin once removed was British Labour politician Tony Benn. Hoping to start a new life far from the scene of their recent troubles, the Rutherfords emigrated to Madras, India. But Margaret was returned to Britain when she was three years old to live with her aunt Bessie Nicholson in Wimbledon, London, after her pregnant mother committed suicide by hanging herself from a tree. Young Margaret had been told that her father died of a broken heart soon after, so when she was 12 years old she was shocked to learn that her father had actually been readmitted to Broadmoor Hospital
Broadmoor Hospital
in 1903, where he remained under care until his death in 1921. Her parents' mental afflictions gave rise to a fear that she might succumb to similar maladies, which haunted Margaret Rutherford
Margaret Rutherford
for the rest of her life, and she suffered intermittent bouts of depression and anxiety.[3] Margaret Rutherford
Margaret Rutherford
was educated at Wimbledon High School and, from the age of about 13, at Raven's Croft School, a boarding school at Sutton Avenue, Seaford.[4] While there, she developed an interest in the theatre and performed in amateur dramatics. Upon leaving school, Nicholson paid for her to have private acting lessons. After Nicholson died, money from her legacy allowed Rutherford to secure entry to the Old Vic
Old Vic
School. In her autobiography, Rutherford called her Aunt Bessie her "adoptive mother and one of the saints of the world."[5] Stage career[edit] Rutherford, a talented pianist who first found work as a piano teacher and a teacher of elocution, went into acting late in life, making her stage debut at the Old Vic
Old Vic
in 1925, aged 33. As her celebrated "spaniel jowls" and bulky frame made the part of a romantic heroine out of the question, she soon established her name in comedy, appearing in many of the most successful British plays and films.[6] "I never intended to play for laughs. I am always surprised that the audience thinks me funny at all", Rutherford wrote in her autobiography.[5] Rutherford made her first appearance in London's West End in 1933, but her talent was not recognised by the critics until her performance as Miss Prism in John Gielgud's production of The Importance of Being Earnest
The Importance of Being Earnest
at the Globe Theatre in 1939. In 1941 Noël Coward's Blithe Spirit opened on the London stage at the Piccadilly Theatre, with Coward himself directing. Rutherford received rave reviews from audiences and critics alike for her lusty portrayal of the bumbling medium Madame Arcati, a role which Coward had earlier envisaged for her. The theatre critic Kenneth Tynan
Kenneth Tynan
once famously said of her performances: "The unique thing about Margaret Rutherford
Margaret Rutherford
is that she can act with her chin alone."[7] Rutherford's quirky and energetic stage presence was such that she could deftly steal a scene even when playing relatively minor roles. Another theatrical success during the war years included her unexpected part as the sinister housekeeper Mrs Danvers in Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca at the Queen's Theatre
Queen's Theatre
in 1940. Her post-war theatre credits included Miss Prism in The Importance of Being Earnest
The Importance of Being Earnest
again at the Haymarket Theatre
Haymarket Theatre
in 1946 and Lady Bracknell when the same play transferred to New York in 1947. She played an officious headmistress in The Happiest Days of Your Life
The Happiest Days of Your Life
at the Apollo Theatre
Apollo Theatre
in 1948 and such classical roles as Madame Desmortes in Ring Round the Moon (Globe Theatre, 1950), Lady Wishfort in The Way of the World
The Way of the World
(Lyric Hammersmith, 1953 and Saville Theatre, 1956) and Mrs Candour in The School for Scandal (Haymarket Theatre, 1962). Her final stage performance came in 1966 when she played Mrs Malaprop in The Rivals
The Rivals
at the Haymarket Theatre, alongside Sir Ralph Richardson. Unfortunately, her declining health meant she had to give up the role after a few weeks. Film career[edit] Although she made her film debut in 1936, it was Rutherford's turn as Madame Arcati
Madame Arcati
in David Lean's film of Blithe Spirit (1945) that actually established her screen success. Her jaunty performance, cycling about the Kent
Kent
countryside, head held high, back straight, and cape fluttering behind her, established the model for portraying that role thereafter. She was Nurse Carey in Miranda (1948) and the sprightly Medieval expert Professor Hatton Jones in Passport to Pimlico (1949), one of the Ealing Comedies. She reprised her stage roles of the headmistress alongside Alastair Sim
Alastair Sim
in The Happiest Days of Your Life (1950) and Miss Prism in Anthony Asquith's film adaptation of The Importance of Being Earnest
The Importance of Being Earnest
(1952). More comedies followed, including Castle in the Air (1952) with David Tomlinson, Trouble in Store
Trouble in Store
(1953), with Norman Wisdom, The Runaway Bus (1954) with Frankie Howerd
Frankie Howerd
and An Alligator Named Daisy
An Alligator Named Daisy
(1955) with Donald Sinden
Donald Sinden
and Diana Dors. Rutherford then worked with Norman Wisdom again in Just My Luck (1957) and co-starred in The Smallest Show on Earth with Virginia McKenna, Peter Sellers
Peter Sellers
and Leslie Phillips (both 1957). She also joined a host of distinguished comedy stars, including Ian Carmichael and Peter Sellers, in the Boulting Brothers satire I'm All Right Jack
I'm All Right Jack
(1959). In the early 1960s she appeared as Miss Jane Marple
Miss Jane Marple
in a series of four George Pollock films loosely based on the novels of Agatha Christie. The films depicted Marple as a colourful character, respectable but bossy and eccentric. Authors Marion Shaw and Sabine Vanacker in their book Reflecting on Miss Marple
Miss Marple
(1991) complained that the emphasis on the "dotty element in the character" missed entirely "the quietness and sharpness" that was admired in the novels.[2] The actress, then aged in her 70s, insisted on wearing her own clothes for the part and having her husband appear alongside her. In 1963 Christie dedicated her novel The Mirror Crack'd
The Mirror Crack'd
from Side to Side "To Margaret Rutherford
Margaret Rutherford
in admiration", though the novelist too was critical of the films for diverging from her original plots and playing dramatic scenes for laughs.[2][8] Rutherford reprised the role of Miss Marple
Miss Marple
in a very brief, uncredited cameo in the 1965 film The Alphabet Murders. Rutherford played the absent-minded, impoverished, pill-popping Duchess of Brighton, the only light relief, in Terence Rattigan's The V.I.P.s (1963), a film featuring a star-studded cast led by Dame Maggie Smith, Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor
and Richard Burton. She won an Academy Award and Golden Globe
Golden Globe
as Best Supporting Actress for her performance. She appeared as Mistress Quickly in Orson Welles' film Chimes at Midnight (1965) and was directed by Charlie Chaplin
Charlie Chaplin
in A Countess from Hong Kong (1967), starring Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando
and Sophia Loren, which was one of her final films. She started work on The Virgin and the Gypsy (1970), but illness caused her to be replaced by Fay Compton. Personal life[edit] In 1945, Rutherford, 53, married character actor Stringer Davis, 46, after a courtship that lasted for 15 years. Davis's mother reportedly considered Rutherford an unsuitable match for her son, and nuptials were postponed until Mrs. Davis's demise.[9] Subsequently, the couple appeared in many productions together. Davis adored Rutherford, with one friend noting: "For him she was not only a great talent but, above all, a beauty."[10] The ex-serviceman and actor rarely left his wife's side, serving Rutherford as private secretary, gofer and general dogsbody. More importantly, he nursed and comforted her through periodic debilitating depressions. These illnesses, sometimes involving stays in mental hospitals and electric shock treatment, were kept hidden from the press during Rutherford's life. The Marple films capture something of the couple's public personae as projected in the media at the time: their cosy domesticity, erratic housekeeping and almost childlike innocence and affection. In the 1950s, Rutherford and Davis unofficially adopted the writer Gordon Langley Hall, then in his 20s. Hall later had gender reassignment surgery and became Dawn Langley Simmons, under which name she wrote a biography of Rutherford in 1983. Death[edit] Rutherford suffered from Alzheimer's disease
Alzheimer's disease
at the end of her life and was unable to work. Davis cared for his wife at their Buckinghamshire
Buckinghamshire
home until her death on 22 May 1972, aged 80.[11] Many of Britain's top actors, including Sir John Gielgud, Sir Ralph Richardson, Dame
Dame
Flora Robson
Flora Robson
and Joyce Grenfell, attended a memorial Service of Thanksgiving at the Actors' Church, St Paul's, Covent Garden, on 21 July 1972, where 90-year-old Dame
Dame
Sybil Thorndike praised her friend's enormous talent and recalled that Rutherford had "never said anything horrid about anyone".[10] Rutherford and Davis (who died in 1973) are interred at the graveyard of St. James's Church, Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire. "A Blithe Spirit" is inscribed on the base of Margaret Rutherford's memorial stone, a reference to the Noël Coward
Noël Coward
play that helped to make her name.

Margaret Rutherford
Margaret Rutherford
honour plaque in London

Theatre performances[edit]

A student at the Old Vic
Old Vic
Theatre School, playing walk-ons and small parts in various shows, 1925–26 Understudy for Mabel Terry-Lewis
Mabel Terry-Lewis
at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, 1928 A season with the English Repertory Players at the Grand Theatre, Fulham, 1929 Little Theatre, Epsom, 1930 A season in rep at the Oxford Playhouse, 1930–31 A season in rep in Croydon, 1931 A season with the Greater London Players, 1932 Mrs Read in Wild Justice at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, 1933 Birthday (understudy to Jean Cadell and Muriel Aked), at the Cambridge Theatre, 1934 Aline Solness in The Master Builder at the Embassy Theatre, Swiss Cottage, 1934 Lady Nancy in Hervey House at His Majesty's Theatre, 1935 Miss Flower in Short Story at the Queen's Theatre, 1935 Mrs Palmai in Farewell Performance at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, 1936 Aunt Bella in Tavern in the Town at the Embassy Theatre, Swiss Cottage, 1937 Emily Deveral in Up the Garden Path at the Embassy Theatre, Swiss Cottage, 1937 The Mother in The Melody That Got Lost at the Phoenix Theatre, 1938 Bijou Furze in Spring Meeting at the Ambassadors Theatre, 1938 Miss Prism in The Importance of Being Earnest
The Importance of Being Earnest
at the Globe Theatre, 1939 Mrs Danvers in Rebecca at the Queen's Theatre, 1940 Madame Arcati
Madame Arcati
in Blithe Spirit at the Piccadilly Theatre, 1941 ENSA
ENSA
tour of France and Belgium, 1944 Queen of Hearts and White Queen in Alice in Wonderland
Alice in Wonderland
at the Palace Theatre, 1944 Lady Charlotte Fayre in Perchance to Dream at the London Hippodrome, 1945 Miss Prism in The Importance of Being Earnest
The Importance of Being Earnest
at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, 1946 Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest
The Importance of Being Earnest
at the Royale Theatre, New York, 1947 Evelyn Whitchurch in The Happiest Days of Your Life
The Happiest Days of Your Life
at the Apollo Theatre, 1948 Madame Desmortes in Ring Round the Moon at the Globe Theatre, 1950 The title role in Miss Hargreaves at the Royal Court Theatre
Royal Court Theatre
and New Theatre, 1952 Lady Wishfort in The Way of the World
The Way of the World
at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, 1953 White Queen in Alice Through the Looking Glass
Alice Through the Looking Glass
at the Prince's Theatre, 1954 Duchess of Pont-au-Bronc in Time Remembered at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith and New Theatre, 1954 Mirabelle Petersham in A Likely Tale at the Globe Theatre, 1956 Lady Wishfort in The Way of the World
The Way of the World
at the Saville Theatre, 1956 Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest
The Importance of Being Earnest
on UK tour (Dublin, Limerick, Belfast, Edinburgh, Leeds, Liverpool, Eastbourne and Bournemouth), 1957 The Happiest Days of Your Life
The Happiest Days of Your Life
and Time Remembered on tour of Australia, 1957 Minerva Goody (Povis) in Farewell, Farewell Eugene at the Garrick Theatre, 1959 Minerva Goody (Povis) in Farewell, Farewell Eugene at the Helen Hayes Theatre, New York, 1960 Bijou Furze in Dazzling Prospect at the Globe Theatre, 1961 The Marquise in Our Little Life at the Manoel Theatre
Manoel Theatre
in Valletta, Malta
Malta
and the Pembroke Theatre, Croydon, 1961 Mrs Candour in The School for Scandal
The School for Scandal
at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, 1962 Mrs Laura Partridge in The Solid Gold Cadillac
The Solid Gold Cadillac
at the Saville Theatre, 1965 Mrs Hiedelberg in The Clandestine Marriage
The Clandestine Marriage
at the Chichester Festival Theatre, 1966 Mrs Malaprop in The Rivals
The Rivals
at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, 1966

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1936 Dusty Ermine Evelyn Summers aka Miss Butterby film debut

1936 Talk
Talk
of the Devil Housekeeper

1936 Troubled Waters Bit role uncredited

1937 Missing, Believed Married Lady Parke

1937 Catch as Catch Can Maggie Carberry

1937 Big Fella Nanny uncredited

1937 Beauty and the Barge Mrs. Baldwin

1941 Spring Meeting Aunt Bijou

1941 Quiet Wedding Magistrate

1943 Yellow Canary Mrs. Towcester

1943 Demi-Paradise, TheThe Demi-Paradise Rowena Ventnor

1944 English Without Tears Lady Christabel Beauclerk

1945 Blithe Spirit Madame Arcati

1947 While the Sun Shines Dr. Winifred Frye

1947 Meet Me at Dawn Madame Vernore

1948 Miranda Nurse Carey

1949 Passport to Pimlico Professor Hatton-Jones

1950 Happiest Days of Your Life, TheThe Happiest Days of Your Life Muriel Whitchurch

1950 Her Favourite Husband Mrs. Dotherington

1951 Magic Box, TheThe Magic Box Lady Pond

1952 Curtain Up Catherine Beckwith/Jeremy St. Claire

1952 Miss Robin Hood Miss Honey

1952 Importance of Being Earnest, TheThe Importance of Being Earnest Miss Letitia Prism

1952 Castle in the Air Miss Nicholson

1953 Innocents in Paris Gwladys Inglott

1953 Trouble in Store Miss Bacon

1954 Runaway Bus, TheThe Runaway Bus Miss Cynthia Beeston

1954 Mad About Men Nurse Carey

1954 Aunt Clara Clara Hilton

1955 Alligator Named Daisy, AnAn Alligator Named Daisy Prudence Croquet

1957 Smallest Show on Earth, TheThe Smallest Show on Earth Mrs. Fazackalee

1957 Just My Luck Mrs. Dooley

1959 I'm All Right Jack Aunt Dolly

1961 On the Double Lady Vivian

1961 Murder, She Said Miss Jane Marple

1963 Murder at the Gallop Miss Jane Marple

1963 Mouse on the Moon, TheThe Mouse on the Moon Grand Duchess Gloriana XIII

1963 V.I.P.s, TheThe V.I.P.s The Duchess of Brighton

Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Supporting Actress Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture Laurel Award for Top Female Supporting Performance National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actress

1964 Murder Most Foul Miss Jane Marple

1964 Murder Ahoy! Miss Jane Marple

1965 Chimes at Midnight Mistress Quickly

1965 Alphabet Murders, TheThe Alphabet Murders Miss Jane Marple uncredited cameo

1967 Countess from Hong Kong, AA Countess from Hong Kong Miss Gaulswallow

1967 Arabella Princess Ilaria

1967 Wacky World of Mother Goose, TheThe Wacky World of Mother Goose Mother Goose voice

Legacy[edit] For One Night Only: Margaret Rutherford. Margaret Rutherford
Margaret Rutherford
(Timothy Spall in drag) tells her life story in cabaret form before an audience. Without Walls TV Series (UK) 5 October 1993. Recordings[edit] The English PEN International
PEN International
Centre included several readings of poems by Rutherford on a list entitled Library of Recordings.pdf (1953). The works listed were:

"A Charm Against the Toothache" by John Heath-Stubbs "O Country People" by John Hewett "Sedge-Warbler","Women He Liked," "Haymaking," "Addlestrop," "Will You Come" and "Lights Out" by Edward Thomas

78s and singles[edit]

All's Going Well / Nymphs and Shepherds (1953) (with Frankie Howerd): Philips Records
Philips Records
PB214

References[edit]

^ Sweet, Matthew (7 March 2004). "A life in films: Murder she hid". The Independent on Sunday. London. Retrieved 30 November 2007. [dead link] ^ a b c Merriman, Andy (2009). Margaret Rutherford: Dreadnought with good manners. London: Aurum.  ^ Billington, Michael (2001). Stage and Screen Lives. Oxford University Press. p. 291. ISBN 978-0-19-860407-5. ; Andy Merriman in Radio Times, 4–10 June 2011 ^ Oxford Dictionary of National Biography profile ^ a b Rutherford, Margaret; Robyns, Gwen (1972). Margaret Rutherford: An autobiography. London: W. H. Allen. ISBN 978-0-491-00379-7.  ^ Lewis, Roger. "Torment of a battleaxe;books:Dreadnought with good manners by Andy Merriman". High Beam Research. The Mail on Sunday (London, England). Retrieved 2009-11-15.  ^ Tynan, Kenneth. "Acting and the Theatre".  ^ Clymer, Phil. "Filling Miss Marple's shoes". PBS.org. Retrieved 2014-08-03.  ^ Norman, Neil. "Miss. Marple's torment". Express: Home of the Daily and Sunday Express. Retrieved 25 September 2009.  ^ a b Lewis, Peter. "A Murder Mystery Even Miss Marple
Miss Marple
Couldn't Exorcise". Mail Online. Retrieved 2014-08-01.  ^ "Obituary". Variety. Los Angeles. 24 May 1972. p. 71. 

Further reading[edit]

Rutherford, Margaret, as told to Gwen Robyns. Margaret Rutherford: An Autobiography. W. H. Allen, London. 1972. Simmons, Dawn Langley. Margaret Rutherford. A Blithe Spirit. London, 1983. Merriman, Andy. Margaret Rutherford: Dreadnought with Good Manners. London, Aurum Press. 2009. ISBN 978-1-84513-445-7 Keown, Eric. Margaret Rutherford. New York, 1955.

External links[edit]

Biography portal

Margaret Rutherford
Margaret Rutherford
on IMDb Margaret Rutherford
Margaret Rutherford
at the Internet Broadway Database
Internet Broadway Database
Oxford National Dictionary of Biography profile Performances in Theatre Archive, University of Bristol Margaret Rutherford
Margaret Rutherford
at the British Film Institute's Screenonline

Awards for Margaret Rutherford

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Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Supporting Actress

1936–1950

Gale Sondergaard
Gale Sondergaard
(1936) Alice Brady
Alice Brady
(1937) Fay Bainter
Fay Bainter
(1938) Hattie McDaniel
Hattie McDaniel
(1939) Jane Darwell
Jane Darwell
(1940) Mary Astor
Mary Astor
(1941) Teresa Wright
Teresa Wright
(1942) Katina Paxinou
Katina Paxinou
(1943) Ethel Barrymore
Ethel Barrymore
(1944) Anne Revere
Anne Revere
(1945) Anne Baxter
Anne Baxter
(1946) Celeste Holm
Celeste Holm
(1947) Claire Trevor
Claire Trevor
(1948) Mercedes McCambridge
Mercedes McCambridge
(1949) Josephine Hull (1950)

1951–1975

Kim Hunter
Kim Hunter
(1951) Gloria Grahame
Gloria Grahame
(1952) Donna Reed
Donna Reed
(1953) Eva Marie Saint
Eva Marie Saint
(1954) Jo Van Fleet
Jo Van Fleet
(1955) Dorothy Malone
Dorothy Malone
(1956) Miyoshi Umeki
Miyoshi Umeki
(1957) Wendy Hiller
Wendy Hiller
(1958) Shelley Winters
Shelley Winters
(1959) Shirley Jones
Shirley Jones
(1960) Rita Moreno
Rita Moreno
(1961) Patty Duke
Patty Duke
(1962) Margaret Rutherford
Margaret Rutherford
(1963) Lila Kedrova
Lila Kedrova
(1964) Shelley Winters
Shelley Winters
(1965) Sandy Dennis (1966) Estelle Parsons
Estelle Parsons
(1967) Ruth Gordon
Ruth Gordon
(1968) Goldie Hawn
Goldie Hawn
(1969) Helen Hayes
Helen Hayes
(1970) Cloris Leachman
Cloris Leachman
(1971) Eileen Heckart (1972) Tatum O'Neal
Tatum O'Neal
(1973) Ingrid Bergman
Ingrid Bergman
(1974) Lee Grant
Lee Grant
(1975)

1976–2000

Beatrice Straight (1976) Vanessa Redgrave
Vanessa Redgrave
(1977) Maggie Smith
Maggie Smith
(1978) Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
(1979) Mary Steenburgen
Mary Steenburgen
(1980) Maureen Stapleton
Maureen Stapleton
(1981) Jessica Lange
Jessica Lange
(1982) Linda Hunt
Linda Hunt
(1983) Peggy Ashcroft
Peggy Ashcroft
(1984) Anjelica Huston
Anjelica Huston
(1985) Dianne Wiest
Dianne Wiest
(1986) Olympia Dukakis
Olympia Dukakis
(1987) Geena Davis
Geena Davis
(1988) Brenda Fricker
Brenda Fricker
(1989) Whoopi Goldberg
Whoopi Goldberg
(1990) Mercedes Ruehl
Mercedes Ruehl
(1991) Marisa Tomei
Marisa Tomei
(1992) Anna Paquin
Anna Paquin
(1993) Dianne Wiest
Dianne Wiest
(1994) Mira Sorvino
Mira Sorvino
(1995) Juliette Binoche
Juliette Binoche
(1996) Kim Basinger
Kim Basinger
(1997) Judi Dench
Judi Dench
(1998) Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie
(1999) Marcia Gay Harden
Marcia Gay Harden
(2000)

2001–present

Jennifer Connelly
Jennifer Connelly
(2001) Catherine Zeta-Jones
Catherine Zeta-Jones
(2002) Renée Zellweger
Renée Zellweger
(2003) Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett
(2004) Rachel Weisz
Rachel Weisz
(2005) Jennifer Hudson
Jennifer Hudson
(2006) Tilda Swinton
Tilda Swinton
(2007) Penélope Cruz
Penélope Cruz
(2008) Mo'Nique
Mo'Nique
(2009) Melissa Leo
Melissa Leo
(2010) Octavia Spencer
Octavia Spencer
(2011) Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway
(2012) Lupita Nyong'o
Lupita Nyong'o
(2013) Patricia Arquette
Patricia Arquette
(2014) Alicia Vikander
Alicia Vikander
(2015) Viola Davis
Viola Davis
(2016) Allison Janney
Allison Janney
(2017)

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Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture

Katina Paxinou
Katina Paxinou
(1943) Agnes Moorehead
Agnes Moorehead
(1944) Angela Lansbury
Angela Lansbury
(1945) Anne Baxter
Anne Baxter
(1946) Celeste Holm
Celeste Holm
(1947) Ellen Corby
Ellen Corby
(1948) Mercedes McCambridge
Mercedes McCambridge
(1949) Josephine Hull (1950) Kim Hunter
Kim Hunter
(1951) Katy Jurado
Katy Jurado
(1952) Grace Kelly
Grace Kelly
(1953) Jan Sterling
Jan Sterling
(1954) Marisa Pavan
Marisa Pavan
(1955) Eileen Heckart (1956) Elsa Lanchester
Elsa Lanchester
(1957) Hermione Gingold
Hermione Gingold
(1958) Susan Kohner
Susan Kohner
(1959) Janet Leigh
Janet Leigh
(1960) Rita Moreno
Rita Moreno
(1961) Angela Lansbury
Angela Lansbury
(1962) Margaret Rutherford
Margaret Rutherford
(1963) Agnes Moorehead
Agnes Moorehead
(1964) Ruth Gordon
Ruth Gordon
(1965) Jocelyne LaGarde (1966) Carol Channing
Carol Channing
(1967) Ruth Gordon
Ruth Gordon
(1968) Goldie Hawn
Goldie Hawn
(1969) Karen Black/ Maureen Stapleton
Maureen Stapleton
(1970) Ann-Margret
Ann-Margret
(1971) Shelley Winters
Shelley Winters
(1972) Linda Blair
Linda Blair
(1973) Karen Black
Karen Black
(1974) Brenda Vaccaro
Brenda Vaccaro
(1975) Katharine Ross
Katharine Ross
(1976) Vanessa Redgrave
Vanessa Redgrave
(1977) Dyan Cannon
Dyan Cannon
(1978) Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
(1979) Mary Steenburgen
Mary Steenburgen
(1980) Joan Hackett
Joan Hackett
(1981) Jessica Lange
Jessica Lange
(1982) Cher
Cher
(1983) Peggy Ashcroft
Peggy Ashcroft
(1984) Meg Tilly
Meg Tilly
(1985) Maggie Smith
Maggie Smith
(1986) Olympia Dukakis
Olympia Dukakis
(1987) Sigourney Weaver
Sigourney Weaver
(1988) Julia Roberts
Julia Roberts
(1989) Whoopi Goldberg
Whoopi Goldberg
(1990) Mercedes Ruehl
Mercedes Ruehl
(1991) Joan Plowright
Joan Plowright
(1992) Winona Ryder
Winona Ryder
(1993) Dianne Wiest
Dianne Wiest
(1994) Mira Sorvino
Mira Sorvino
(1995) Lauren Bacall
Lauren Bacall
(1996) Kim Basinger
Kim Basinger
(1997) Lynn Redgrave
Lynn Redgrave
(1998) Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie
(1999) Kate Hudson
Kate Hudson
(2000) Jennifer Connelly
Jennifer Connelly
(2001) Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
(2002) Renée Zellweger
Renée Zellweger
(2003) Natalie Portman
Natalie Portman
(2004) Rachel Weisz
Rachel Weisz
(2005) Jennifer Hudson
Jennifer Hudson
(2006) Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett
(2007) Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet
(2008) Mo'Nique
Mo'Nique
(2009) Melissa Leo
Melissa Leo
(2010) Octavia Spencer
Octavia Spencer
(2011) Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway
(2012) Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence
(2013) Patricia Arquette
Patricia Arquette
(2014) Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet
(2015) Viola Davis
Viola Davis
(2016) Allison Janney
Allison Janney
(2017)

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National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actress

Nina Foch
Nina Foch
(1954) Marjorie Rambeau
Marjorie Rambeau
(1955) Debbie Reynolds
Debbie Reynolds
(1956) Sybil Thorndike
Sybil Thorndike
(1957) Kay Walsh
Kay Walsh
(1958) Edith Evans
Edith Evans
(1959) Shirley Jones
Shirley Jones
(1960) Ruby Dee
Ruby Dee
(1961) Angela Lansbury
Angela Lansbury
(1962) Margaret Rutherford
Margaret Rutherford
(1963) Edith Evans
Edith Evans
(1964) Joan Blondell
Joan Blondell
(1965) Vivien Merchant (1966) Marjorie Rhodes
Marjorie Rhodes
(1967) Virginia Maskell
Virginia Maskell
(1968) Pamela Franklin
Pamela Franklin
(1969) Karen Black
Karen Black
(1970) Cloris Leachman
Cloris Leachman
(1971) Marisa Berenson
Marisa Berenson
(1972) Sylvia Sidney
Sylvia Sidney
(1973) Valerie Perrine
Valerie Perrine
(1974) Ronee Blakley
Ronee Blakley
(1975) Talia Shire
Talia Shire
(1976) Diane Keaton
Diane Keaton
(1977) Angela Lansbury
Angela Lansbury
(1978) Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
(1979) Eva Le Gallienne
Eva Le Gallienne
(1980) Mona Washbourne
Mona Washbourne
(1981) Glenn Close
Glenn Close
(1982) Linda Hunt
Linda Hunt
(1983) Sabine Azéma
Sabine Azéma
(1984) Anjelica Huston
Anjelica Huston
(1985) Dianne Wiest
Dianne Wiest
(1986) Olympia Dukakis
Olympia Dukakis
(1987) Frances McDormand
Frances McDormand
(1988) Mary Stuart Masterson
Mary Stuart Masterson
(1989) Winona Ryder
Winona Ryder
(1990) Kate Nelligan (1991) Judy Davis
Judy Davis
(1992) Winona Ryder
Winona Ryder
(1993) Rosemary Harris
Rosemary Harris
(1994) Mira Sorvino
Mira Sorvino
(1995) Juliette Binoche
Juliette Binoche
/ Kristin Scott Thomas
Kristin Scott Thomas
(1996) Anne Heche
Anne Heche
(1997) Christina Ricci
Christina Ricci
(1998) Julianne Moore
Julianne Moore
(1999) Lupe Ontiveros
Lupe Ontiveros
(2000) Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett
(2001) Kathy Bates
Kathy Bates
(2002) Patricia Clarkson
Patricia Clarkson
(2003) Laura Linney
Laura Linney
(2004) Gong Li
Gong Li
(2005) Catherine O'Hara
Catherine O'Hara
(2006) Amy Ryan
Amy Ryan
(2007) Penélope Cruz
Penélope Cruz
(2008) Anna Kendrick
Anna Kendrick
(2009) Jacki Weaver
Jacki Weaver
(2010) Shailene Woodley
Shailene Woodley
(2011) Ann Dowd
Ann Dowd
(2012) Octavia Spencer
Octavia Spencer
(2013) Jessica Chastain
Jessica Chastain
(2014) Jennifer Jason Leigh
Jennifer Jason Leigh
(2015) Naomie Harris
Naomie Harris
(2016) Laurie Metcalf
Laurie Metcalf
(2017)

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Agatha Christie's Miss Marple

Characters and places

Miss Marple Raymond West Sir Henry Clithering St. Mary Mead

Books

Novels

The Murder at the Vicarage (1930) The Body in the Library
The Body in the Library
(1942) The Moving Finger (1942) A Murder Is Announced (1950) They Do It with Mirrors (1952) A Pocket Full of Rye (1953) 4.50 from Paddington
4.50 from Paddington
(1957) The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side (1962) A Caribbean Mystery (1964) At Bertram's Hotel (1965) Nemesis (1971) Sleeping Murder (1976)

Short story collections

The Thirteen Problems
The Thirteen Problems
(1932) The Regatta Mystery (1939) Three Blind Mice and Other Stories (1950) The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding (1960) Double Sin and Other Stories (1961) Miss Marple's Final Cases and Two Other Stories (1979)

Film adaptations

Murder, She Said
Murder, She Said
(1961) Murder at the Gallop
Murder at the Gallop
(1963) Murder Most Foul
Murder Most Foul
(1964) Murder Ahoy!
Murder Ahoy!
(1964) The Alphabet Murders (1965) (cameo) The Mirror Crack'd
The Mirror Crack'd
(1980) Shubho Mahurat (2003)

Television adaptations

A Murder Is Announced (1956) A Caribbean Mystery (1983) Murder with Mirrors
Murder with Mirrors
(1985) Miss Marple
Miss Marple
(1984–92) (12 TV films)

The Body in the Library

Agatha Christie's Great Detectives Poirot and Marple (2004–05) Agatha Christie's Marple (2004–13) Agathe kann’s nicht lassen (2005–07)

See also

Tropes in Agatha Christie's novels Hercule Poirot Agatha Christie's fictional universe Murder at the Vicarage (play)

Category

Authority control

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