Geraldine McEwan diverse history in theatre and film

Geraldine McEwan (born Geraldine McKeown on 9 May 1932) is an English actor with a diverse history in theatre, film, and television. From 2004 to 2009 she appeared as Miss Marple, the Agatha Christie sleuth, for the series Marple, shown on ITV1 in the UK and on PBS in the U.S.. She was born Geraldine McKeown on 9 May 1932 in Old Windsor, Berkshire, England, the daughter of Donald McKeown and his wife, Nora (Burns). She was married to the former principal of RADA, Hugh Cruttwell, who died in 2002. McEwan attended Windsor County Girls' School, and her extensive theatrical career began at 14 as assistant stage manager at the Theatre Royal, Windsor. She made her first appearance on the Windsor stage in October 1946 as an attendant of Hippolyta in A Midsummer Night's Dream and played many parts with the Windsor Repertory Company from March 1949 to March 1951, including a role in the Ruth Gordon bio play Years Ago opposite guest player John Clark

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