On September 4 she acted in Oscar Wilde's play, "The Importance of Being Earnest," at the Golders Green Hippodrome Theatre in Golders Green, London, England and later at the Globe Theater in 1940 co-starring and directed by John Gielgud, with Edith Evans, Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, Jack Hawkins, Peggy Ashcroft, George Howe, and ...
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Dame Margaret Rutherford
5' 5" (1.65 m)
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[on her initial aversion to doing a Miss Marple movie] Murder, you see, is not the sort of thing I can get close to. I don't like these things that are just for thrills. I would far rather go without work. I do not like murder. It has an atmosphere I have always found uncongenial.
In 1925 (age 33), she was accepted as a student at the Old Vic Theatre, where she appeared in several small Shakespearean roles in productions starring Edith Evans
, including The Merchant of Venice, Measure for Measure and The Taming of the Shrew.