Margaret LOCKWOOD (1916-1990)

Margaret Lockwood

THIS IS YOUR LIFE - Margaret Lockwood, actress, was surprised by Eamonn Andrews at the BBC Television Centre.


Margaret began studying for the stage at an early age with the Italia Conti School, and made her debut in 1928, at the age of 12, at the Holborn Empire.


She later trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, and appeared regularly on the West End stage and in British films from 1934 onwards.


She was notable for her performances in the 1940s Gainsborough melodramas, such as The Man in Grey and The Wicked Lady, and became the most succcessful actress in British films during the late 1940s.

Photographs of Margaret Lockwood This Is Your Life (click images to enlarge)

programme details...

  • Edition No: 237
  • Subject No: 237
  • Broadcast date: Thu 12 Dec 1963
  • Broadcast time: 9.10-9.40pm
  • Recorded: Mon 18 Nov 1963
  • Venue: BBC Television Theatre
  • Series: 9
  • Edition: 11

on the guest list...

  • Julia Lockwood
  • Dora Meaby
  • Victor Carter
  • Mrs Hawkridge
  • Miss Hovenden
  • Herbert De Leon
  • Patricia Roc
  • Dolly Smith
  • Bill Partleton
  • Norah Bentley
  • Marjorie McCann
  • James Mason
  • Frank Lockwood - brother
  • Filmed tributes:
  • Maurice Chevalier
  • Phyllis Calvert

external links...

production team...

  • Director: Michael Goodwin
  • Producer: Vere Lorrimer
  • Executive Producer: T Leslie Jackson
names listed in bold indicate subjects of This Is Your Life
with special thanks to Michael Hodgson for his contribution to this page
Series 9 subjects: Stratford Johns > Alice Sterne > Robert Boothby > Bessie Love > Joan Stanton > Harry Worth > John Dodd > Ralph Reader > Albert Guerisse > Margaret Lockwood > Franklin Day > Frederick Spencer Chapman > Thora Hird > Evelyn Bark > Madge Watson and Elsie Wood > Petula Clark > Derek McCulloch > Bert Matthews > Ted Moult > Dot Palmer > Teddy Winn > Barbara Mullen > Paul Burrough > Sydney Scroggie > Ninette de Valois > Dominique Pire > Olivia de Havilland > Mary Hawkins