Elspeth March

Elspeth March (5 March 1911 29 April 1999) was an English actress.[1][2]

Elspeth March
Born(1911-03-05)5 March 1911
Died29 April 1999(1999-04-29) (aged 88)
Stewart Granger
(m. 1938; div. 1948)

Early years

March was born as Jean Elspeth Mackenzie in Kensington, London, England, the daughter of Harry Malcolm and Elfreda Mackenzie. She studied speech and drama under Elsie Fogerty at the Central School of Speech and Drama, then based at the Royal Albert Hall, London.[3]

Career & marriage

She led a long stage, film and television career as a respected character actress, making her professional debut in Jonah and the Whale at London's Westminster Theatre in 1932. She met and married actor Stewart Granger in 1938. As his film career blossomed, the marriage faltered and the couple divorced in 1948. They had a son, Jamie and a daughter, the theatrical agent Lindsey Granger, who died in 2011.[4]

She resumed her career in 1944 and she continued to play strong supporting roles in plays, films and television into her eighties. She appeared with the National Theatre in 1977, playing roles in The Madras House and Don Juan Comes Back From The War and in 1983 in the thriller Underground in Toronto and at the Prince of Wales Theatre, London.[5]


She died in Hillingdon, London, aged 88.[6]


Television credits


  1. "Elspeth March".
  2. Strachan, Alan (1 May 1999). "Obituary: Elspeth March". The Independent. Retrieved 28 April 2019.
  3. V&A, Theatre and Performance Special Collections, Elsie Fogerty Archive, THM/324
  4. "Lindsay Granger - Obituaries - The Stage". 16 May 2011.
  5. "Elspeth March - Theatricalia". theatricalia.com.
  6. "Deaths, England and Wales 1984-2006".
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