Years active 1939-1990
|Name Megs Jenkins|
Role Character actress
|Full Name Muguette Mary Jenkins|
Born 21 April 1917 (age 81) (1917-04-21) Birkenhead, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom
Spouse George Routledge (m. 1943–1959)
TV shows Oh No, It's Selwyn Froggitt!, The Befrienders, Weavers Green, Nathaniel Titlark, The Newcomers, The Old Curiosity Shop
Movies The Innocents, Murder Most Foul, Green for Danger, Indiscreet, Oliver!
Similar People Jack Clayton, Sidney Gilliat, David Kossoff, George Pollock, Phyllis Calvert
Died 5 October 1998 (aged 81) Suffolk, England
MEGS JENKINS TRIBUTE
Muguette Mary "Megs" Jenkins (21 April 1917 – 5 October 1998) was an English character actress who appeared in British films and television programmes.
- MEGS JENKINS TRIBUTE
- Eerie clips and other moments from The Innocents 1961
- Life and career
Eerie clips and other moments from The Innocents (1961)
Life and career
Jenkins was born in Birkenhead, Cheshire, the daughter of a construction engineer. She originally trained to be a ballet dancer. Although born in England, she often played Welsh characters.
She made her first noticeable film debut in Millions Like Us (1943) as the Welsh room-mate and confidante of the main character (played by Patricia Roc). She appeared in such classics as Green for Danger (1946), The History of Mr. Polly (1949), The Cruel Sea (1953), and Oliver! (1968). She played the housekeeper Mrs Grose in two adaptations of Henry James's The Turn of the Screw: the film The Innocents (1961), and a 1974 television adaptation. She frequently played comic roles, and in later life was a regular in the sitcom, Oh No, It's Selwyn Froggitt!, and the children's series, Worzel Gummidge.
From 1933, Jenkins also had a long stage career, and appeared in several plays by Emlyn Williams. In 1956 she won the Clarence Derwent Award for best supporting performance in Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge.