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Margaret Lockwood

Margaret Lockwood was Britain’s biggest box office star of the 1940s after taking dark roles in The Wicked Lady and The Man In Grey. Born in Pakistan, in 1916, but raised in England, she studied acting at the Royal Academy Of Dramatic Arts and was discovered there by agent Herbert de Leon. This led to her first film role in Lorna Doone in 1935.

 

Lockwood then appeared in a number of films, including Bank Holiday (1938), The Lady Vanishes (1938) and Night Train (1940). The turning point of her career came in 1945 when she took on the role of the devilish Barbara Worth in The Wicked Lady. Audiences loved the amoral, husband-stealing adventurer and Lockwood became Britain’s leading lady.



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