Margaret Rutherford

Picture of Margaret Rutherford

Date of Birth: 05/11/1892

Age: 80

Place of birth: London

Citizenship: United Kingdom


Margaret Rutherford was born in the suburbs of London May 11, 1892. She was the only child of Mr. and Mrs. William Rutherford Benn. Her father suffered from dementia, and March 4, 1883, he even committed the murder of his own father (grandfather Margaret Rutherford), and as the murder weapon, was used a chamber pot. In 1904 he was admitted to a psychiatric bolinitsu for insane criminals, of which 7 years later was released to the care of his brother. Baby Margaret was moved to India, where he was brought up to three years, and after her mother`s suicide (she hung herself) has returned to the UK, where she was to live with my aunt. Education Rutherford received the Graduate School of Wimbledon.

She began her career as a teacher of oratory, and only in 1925, at the age of thirty-three years old, she made her debut on the stage of the Old Vic Theatre in London. In the movie, she began appearing in the mid-1930s, mainly in comedies. In 1945, Margaret married the actor Stringer Davis, with whom later starred in many films.

In 1961, Rutherford was awarded the title of Officer of the British Empire, and in 1967 she was promoted to the rank of kavalerstvennoy ladies.

Also in 1961 the actress played the role of Miss Marple in the movie "Murder, she said," based on the novel by Agatha Christie "4.50 from Paddington" and then played it back in four films loosely based on the novels of Agatha Christie, who had success with audiences. These films were of the comedic character, and Miss Marple by Rutherford was energetic, combative woman than strikingly different from the character in the original works. For this reason, the very Agatha Christie initially was not enthusiastic about the game Rutherford, however, after a personal acquaintance with her and the ensuing friendship changed his point of view, and even dedicated Margaret Rutherford his novel "And tresnuv mirror rings ...", released in 1963.

In 1964, Margaret Rutherford became the owner of "Oscar" and "Golden Globe" for his role in the movie of the Duchess of Brighton "Very Important Person", where starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. She also had a notable role in "Falstaff" (1965), where she played Mrs. Quickly. This role is so pleased with Queen Elizabeth II, which she was awarded a knighthood by Margaret.

The last years of his life the actress was suffering from Alzheimer`s disease. She died of pneumonia May 22, 1972 in a small village Kalfont Sant Peter in Buckinghamshire, and was buried in the cemetery at the church of St. James Dzherrads Cross. Her husband Stringer Davis, died a year and a half and was buried next to her.