Jill Esmond (I) (1908–1990)

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Jill Esmond was born on January 26, 1908 in London, England, UK. She was 23-years-old when she first came to prominence when she first appeared in The Skin Game (1931) in 1931. Once Jill got in the groove, she kept up a steady pace. Three more films followed in 1931 and five more came her way the following year. One of the films of note was ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Skin Game Jill Hillcrist
Escape Grace Winton
F. P. 1 Doesn't Answer Claire Lennartz


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 1955-1956 The Adventures of Robin Hood (TV Series)
Queen Eleanor
- The Deserted Castle (1956) ... Queen Eleanor
- Queen Eleanor (1955) ... Queen Eleanor
 1950-1955 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Lady Capulet / Mary Williams / Mrs. Culver
- Romeo and Juliet (1955) ... Lady Capulet
- Party Manners (1950) ... Mary Williams
- The Title (1950) ... Mrs. Culver
 1955 A Man Called Peter
Mrs. Findlay
 1954 Night People
Frau Schindler
 1952 Private Information
 1948 Escape
Grace Winton
 1946 Bedelia
Nurse Harris
 1946 The Bandit of Sherwood Forest
The Queen Mother
 1944 My Pal Wolf
Miss Elizabeth Munn
 1944 Casanova Brown
Dr. Martha Zernecke
 1944 The White Cliffs of Dover
 1942 Journey for Margaret
Susan Fleming
 1942 Random Harvest
 1942 The Pied Piper
Mrs. Cavanaugh
 1942 Eagle Squadron
 1942 This Above All
Nurse Emily Harvey
 1942 On the Sunny Side
Mrs. Aylesworth
 1939 Prison Without Bars (TV Movie)
Carol Linden, Superintendent
 1938 On the Spot (TV Movie)
Minn Lee (1939 version)
 1933 No Funny Business
 1933 F. P. 1 Doesn't Answer
Claire Lennartz
 1932 Thirteen Women
Jo Turner
 1932 Is My Face Red?
Mildred Huntington
 1932 State's Attorney
Lillian Ulrich
 1932 Ladies of the Jury
Mrs. Yvette Gordon
 1931 Once a Lady
Faith Penwick
 1931 The Eternal Feminine
Claire Lee
 1931 The Skin Game
Jill Hillcrist
 1930 The Chinese Bungalow
Jean (as Jill Esmond-Moore)
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Stage: Appeared in William Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night", at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England, with Jessica Tandy, Laurence Olivier, Alec Guinness, Marius Goring, Leo Genn and Ivy St. Helier in the cast. Tyrone Guthrie was the director. See more »

Alternate Names:

Jill Esmond-Moore

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[Letter to her son, Tarquin Olivier about her ex-husband, Laurence Olivier] It's funny after all that time how I can still love him so much.


Niece of Brigadier-General Sir Frederick Gordon Guggisberg, and actress Decima Moore. See more »

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