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Peggy Ashcroft


39 Steps, The39 Steps, The (1935) Recommended
Dir. Alfred Hitchcock
Feat. Madeleine Carroll, Robert Donat, Peggy Ashcroft
A ripping yarn about a innocent man embroiled in a spy conspiracy and is chased across Scotland. Set a sophisticated precedent for the spy/thriller…
Secret CeremonySecret Ceremony (1968)
Dir. Joseph Losey
Feat. Elizabeth Taylor, Mia Farrow, Robert Mitchum
Farrow resembles Taylor's dead daughter, Taylor resembles Farrow's dead mother, and their meeting has strange results. Originally an excellent…
Edward and Mrs. Simpson (TV Mini-series)Edward and Mrs. Simpson (TV Mini-series) (1978)
Dir. Waris Hussein
Feat. Edward Fox, Cynthia Harris, Peggy Ashcroft
Tasteful, but perceptive television series follows the scandalous romance between British monarch Edward VIII and American socialite (and divorcee)…
Passage to India, APassage to India, A (1984) Recommended
Dir. David Lean
Feat. Judy Davis, Victor Banerjee, Peggy Ashcroft
Judy Davis leads a troupe of perenial British actors in this, the legendary director's final film – an immaculate production of E.M. Forster's…
Jewel in the Crown, The (TV Mini series)Jewel in the Crown, The (TV Mini series) (1984) Aro Favourite
Dir. Christopher Morahan
Feat. Peggy Ashcroft, Charles Dance, Art Malik
One of the supreme TV events of the 1980s, this epic adaptation of Paul Scott's novels 'The Raj Quartet' is set in 1930–40s India: the 'jewel…
When the Wind BlowsWhen the Wind Blows (1986)
Dir. Jimmy T. Murakami
Feat. John Mills, Peggy Ashcroft
Superb animated version of Raymond Brigg's comicbook about an elderly couple who prepare for an impending nuclear disaster. Engaging and powerful…
Perfect Spy, APerfect Spy, A (1987)
Dir. Peter Smith
Feat. Peter Egan, Ray McAnally, Peggy Ashcroft
Peter Egan is Magnus Pyum, a spy so perfect he has come to betray everyone he knows, including himself. A superbly realised Beeb version of John Le…
She's Been AwayShe's Been Away (1989) Aro Favourite
Dir. Peter Hall
Feat. Peggy Ashcroft, James Fox
After a lifetime in mental institutions, an elderly Peggy Ashcroft is released into the care of her liberal nephew James Fox. A disarming and…

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