She appeared in many theatrical productions both in London's West End and also in the USA. Her American stage debut was in Man and Superman. In 1951 she was awarded the Clarence Derwent Award (her real name Frances Rowe is listed). She played the part of Alex Cornwall in Who Goes There!. In 1955 she starred in the J.B. Priestley play Mr. Kettle and Mrs. Moon.
Rowe made her American radio debut on Grand Central Station.
Rowe's television work included Love Story, Rogues' Gallery, Vanity Fair, The Mill on the Floss (1965 TV adaptation of the book) and as Emily Forsyte in the 1967 TV series The Forsyte Saga. In later years, her most famous role was that of Nancy Penrose, the mother of Hester played by Julia McKenzie in the ITV sitcom Fresh Fields (1984–86). She was also in the Tales of the Unexpected episode What Have You Been up to Lately?. (series 5-episode 13)
Rowe married actor Clive Morton when in her forties.
|1944||They Came to a City||Philippa|
|1952||Never Look Back||Liz|
|1952||Miss Robin Hood||Marion|
|1954||The Teckman Mystery||Eileen Miller|
|1954||Aunt Clara||Maggie Mason||Uncredited|
|1955||The Dark Avenger||Genevieve|
|1957||The Birthday Present||Secretary|
|1958||The Moonraker||Lady Dorset|
|1970||Jane Eyre||Mrs. Eshton||TV movie|
|1972||Lady Caroline Lamb||Lady Holland|
|1948||Grand Central Station||NA|
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