Megs Jenkins

Megs Jenkins

  • Born on
    • April 21st, 1917
  • Died on
    • October 5th, 1998
An engineer's daughter, she had first planned on becoming a ballerina, using her original Christian name Muguette, but abandoned those plans by the age of 17 when she realized that her physique was more in keeping with her other first name, Megs. She trained in Liverpool at the School of Dancing and Dramatic Art and then joined the Liverpool Repertory Company in 1933 before moving to London to appear at the Player's Theatre four years later. During the 1950's, Megs was busy acting on stage and had considerable critical success in two plays by Emlyn Williams, 'Light of Heart' (1940) and 'The Wind of Heaven' (1945). Against character, she also played the vicious, unstable Alma Winemiller in 'Summer and Smoke' (1951) by Tennessee Williams. In 1956, she was awarded the Clarence Derwent Award as Best Supporting Actress for her role as the stoic wife of a longshoreman harbouring incestuous feelings for his niece in 'A View from the Bridge' by Arthur Miller. The previous year, she had made her Broadway debut in Chekhov's 'A Day by the Sea' as a supportive governess to an alcoholic physician.

Starring Megs Jenkins on Plex


Acting (16 Credits)

1972Asylum as Nurse Higgins
1968Oliver! as Mrs. Bedwin
1965Bunny Lake Is Missing as Sister
1964Murder Most Foul as Gladys Thomas
1961The Innocents as Mrs. Grose
1959Tiger Bay as Mrs. Phillips
1958Indiscreet as Doris Banks
1957The Story of Esther Costello as Nurse Evans
1953Trouble in Store as Miss Gibson
1953Personal Affair as Vi Vining
1953The Cruel Sea as Tallow's Sister
1952Secret People as Penny
1952Ivanhoe as Servant to Isaac
1949The History of Mr. Polly as The Innkeeper
1946Green for Danger as Nurse Woods
1943Millions Like Us as Gwen Price


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