Margaret Tyzack (Margaret Tyzack)

Margaret Tyzack

Award Winning Actress. Noted throughout her career for portraying ladies older than herself, she was a respected star of British stage, screen, and television for more than 50 years. Raised in West Ham, she studied at a private girls’ school and at London’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts prior to her 1951 professional debut as a minor character in Shaw’s “Pygmalion”. Thru the 1950s Tyzack refined her art in various repertory theatres and from 1962 on was a part of the Royal Shakespeare Company. Her major break came with her portrayal of Winifred in BBC’s popular 1967 series “The Forsyte Saga”; appearing on Broadway twice, she was nominated for a Tony Award for a 1983 production of “All’s Well That Ends Well” while she captured the honor for playing Lotte Schoen in 1990’s “Lettice and Lovage”. Perhaps best known for her television work, Tyzack earned praise as the title character in 1971’s “Cousin Bette”, as Antonia in the 1976 BBC “I, Claudius”, and as Miss Seymouer in “The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles” from the early 1990s. Much honoured on the stage, she twice receivied the Olivier Award, for a 1981 revival of “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” and for 2009’s “The Chalk Garden”. Seen on the silver screen a few times, she had roles in two of Stanley Kubrick’s productions, “2001: A Space Odyssey” (1968) and the 1971 “A Clockwork Orange” as well as in Woody Allen’s 2005 “Match Point”. Named Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1970, she was designated Commander of the Order of the British Enpire (CBE)in 2010. She died after a short illness having appeared in the television series EastEnders until two months prior to her demise. (bio by: Bob Hufford)


  • September, 09, 1931
  • England


  • June, 06, 2011
  • England


  • Cremated

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