Farleigh, Lynn 1942–

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Farleigh, Lynn 1942–


Born May 3, 1942, in Bristol, England; daughter of Joseph Sydney and Marjorie Norah (maiden name, Clark) Farleigh; married Michael Jayston (an actor; divorced). Education: Attended Guildhall School of Music and Dramatic Art, London. Avocational Interests: Tennis, swimming, gardening, visiting galleries.

Career: Actress.

Awards, Honors: Clarence Derwent Award, 1975, for A Room with a View.


Stage Appearances:

Under Milkwood, Playhouse, Salisbury, England, 1962.

Ruth, The Homecoming, Music Box Theatre, New York City, 1967.

Amanda, The Relapse, Royal Shakespeare Company, Aldwych Theatre, London, 1968.

Helena, All's Well That Ends Well, Royal Shakespeare Company, London, 1968.

Portia, Julius Caesar, Royal Shakespeare Company, Aldwych Theatre, 1968.

Blim at School, Royal Court Theatre, London, 1969.

Poet of the Anemonies, Royal Court Theatre, 1969.

Beatrice Justice, Exiles, Mermaid Theatre, London, 1970.

Simone, The Friends, Round House Theatre, London, 1970.

Monique Combes, Suzanna Andler, Aldwych Theatre, 1973.

Anne, Ashes, Open Space Theatre, London, 1974.

Beryl, Sex and Kinship in a Savage Society, Theatre Upstairs, London, 1975.

Charlotte, A Room with a View, Prospect Theatre Company, London, 1975.

Jennifer Dubedat, The Doctor's Dilemma, Mermaid Theatre, 1975.

Lady Anne, Richard III, St. George's Theatre, Islington, London, 1976.

Viola, Twelfth Night, St. George's Theatre, 1976.

Anwar, The Ascent of Mount Fuji, Hampstead Theatre, London, 1977.

Elizabeth, Sovereignty under Elizabeth, Hampstead Theatre, 1977.

Almost Free, Hampstead Theatre, 1977.

Agnes, Brand, Olivier Theatre, London, 1978.

Jane, The Hang of the Gaol, Royal Shakespeare Company, Warehouse Theatre, London, 1978.

Mrs. Forsythe, Shout across the River, Royal Shakespeare Company, Warehouse Theatre, 1978.

Margaret, Close of Play, Lyttleton Theatre, London, 1979.

Simone, The Workshop, Oxford Playhouse, Oxford, England, 1980, then Hampstead Theatre, London, 1981.

Elizabeth Proctor, The Crucible, Comedy Theatre, London, 1981.

Harvest, Ambassadors Theatre, London, 1981.

Giant's wife, Jack and the Beanstalk, Theatre Royal, Stratford Festival, 1982.

Mrs. Alving, Ghosts, Shaw Theatre, London, 1984.

The Man Who Fell in Love with His Wife!, Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, London, 1984.

Hermione, Winter's Tale, Lyceum Theatre, New York City, 1985.

Chorus, Medea, Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, 1986.

Dame Overdo, Bartholomew Fair, Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park, London, 1987.

Titania, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park, 1987.

Helga, M. Butterfly, Haymarket Theatre, Leicester, England, then Shaftesbury Theatre, London, 1989.

Amy, Forget-Me-Not-Lane, Greenwich Theatre, London, 1990.

Simone Engle, Black Angel, King's Head, London, 1990.

Hermione, The Winter's Tale, English Shakespeare Company, Aldwych Theatre, 1991.

Virgilia, Coriolanus, English Shakespeare Company, Aldwych Theatre, 1991.

Juno, The Tempest, English Shakespeare Company, Royalty Theatre, London, 1992.

Lady Macbeth, Macbeth, English Shakespeare Company, Royalty Theatre, 1992.

Matron, nurse, and stenographer, Machinal, Lyttelton Theatre, 1993.

Mrs. Garnsey, Inadmissible Evidence, Lyttelton Theatre, 1993.

Mrs. Bunting, The Lodger, Theatre Royal, Stratford East, 1996.

Agatha, The Family Reunion, Royal Shakespeare Company, Barbican Centre, Pit Theatre, London, then Brooklyn Academy of Music, BAM Harvey Theater, Brooklyn, New York City, both 2000.

Electress, The Prince of Homburg, Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, England, then Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, both 2002.

Major Tours:

The Workshop, British cities, 1980.

Lady Chatterley's Lover, 1983.

Elizabeth Proctor, The Crucible, Royal Shakespeare Company, European cities, 1985.

Film Appearances:

Janet, Three into Two Won't Go, Universal, 1968.

The mother, Voices (also known as Nightmare), 1973.

Voice of cat, Richard Adams' "Watership Down" (animated; also known as Watership Down), Avco-Embassy, 1978.

Lydia Lawrence, Coming Through, The Video Catalog, 1985.

Ms. Thornton, FairyTale: A True Story (also known as Fairy Tale and Illumination), Paramount, 1997.

Gloria, That Time of Year …, Looking Glass Films Limited, 2004.

Also appeared in A Phoenix Too Frequent.

Television Appearances; Series:

Ann Fazakerley, Z Cars, BBC, 1964.

Eleanor, The Guardians, London Weekend Television, 1971.

Eyeless in Gaza, BBC, beginning 1971.

Miriam "Mim" Brand, Bill Brand, Thames Television, 1976.

Sarah Wood, The Hard Wood, Thames Television, beginning 1983.

Vivien Ashton, Wish Me Luck, London Weekend Television, 1988–90.

Mary, Finney, Tyne Tees Television, 1994.

Helen Wycliffe, Wycliffe, Harlech Television, 1994–95.

Christine Henshaw, Castles, BBC and Granada Television, 1995.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Adele, The Strauss Family, Associated Television and ABC, 1973.

Krupskaya, Fall of Eagles, BBC, 1974.

Cakes and Ale, BBC, 1975, also broadcast on Masterpiece Theatre, PBS, c. 1976.

Anne Ross, Out, Thames Television, 1978.

Valerie Hughs, The Word, CBS, 1978.

Mary Fearon, Sweet Nothings, BBC, 1980.

Pam Hunter, Claire, BBC, 1982.

Mary Convers, Nancy Astor, BBC, 1982, also broadcast on Masterpiece Theatre as Masterpiece Theatre: Nancy Astor, PBS, c. 1984.

Gillian Pringle, Lost Belongings, Channel 4 (England), 1987.

Mrs. Philips, Pride and Prejudice (also known as Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice"), BBC and Arts and Entertainment, 1996.

Mrs. Thompson, The Ice House, BBC, 1997, also broadcast on Mystery!, PBS, 1998.

Mrs. Outhouse, He Knew He Was Right, BBC, 2004, also broadcast on Masterpiece Theatre, PBS.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Heather, High Noon (also known as Romance: High Noon), Thames Television, 1977.

Mrs. Fialova, Escape, Arts and Entertainment and British television, 1988.

Rachel, Heartland, 1989.

Monica Peterlee, "The Mouse in the Corner," The Ruth Rendell Mysteries (also known as Ruth Rendell Mysteries: "The Mouse in the Corner"), Television South, 1992.

Jane Metcalfe, Trial by Fire, [Great Britain], 1999, also broadcast on Mystery!, PBS, 2000.

Appeared in Fothergill, Let's Run away to Africa, and Waving to a Train.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Helena, All's Well That Ends Well, BBC, 1968.

Anne, "The Hallelujah Handshake," Play for Today, BBC, 1970.

Doris Hanson, The Force of Circumstance (also known as W. Somerset Maugham: "The Force of Circumstance"), BBC, 1970.

"The Rivals," Play of the Month, BBC, 1970.

"A Walk in the Forest," Play for Today, BBC, 1980.

Octavia, "Antony and Cleopatra," BBC Television Shakespeare (also known as Antony and Cleopatra, BBC Television Shakespeare: "Antony and Cleopatra," and The Shakespeare Plays), BBC-2 and Showtime, 1981.

Helene Weigel, Tales from Hollywood, BBC, 1992, also broadcast on American Playhouse, PBS, 1992.

Appeared in Brand.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Marcia, "And So to Bed," Steptoe and Son, BBC, 1964.

Lydia Crosse, "Deathday," Out of the Unknown (also known as Out of the Unknown: Deathday), BBC-2, 1971.

"Eggs and Cress Sandwiches," Public Eye, Associated British Picture Corporation Weekend Television, 1973.

Doreen Periam, "Hopjoy Was Here: Parts 1 & 2", Murder Most English: A Flaxborough Chronicle, BBC, 1977.

"The Great Albert," Scorpion Tales, Associated Television, 1978.

Joan Grant, "Sins of the Fathers," Bergerac, BBC, 1985.

"Dearly Beloved," Love and Marriage, Yorkshire Television, 1985.

Mary Radcliffe, "Nowt but a Prank," Heartbeat, Yorkshire Television, 1992.

Nora Middleton, "Away from It All," Boon, Central Television, 1992.

Ruth Gould, "It Ain't Me, Babe," Casualty, BBC, 1996.

Jane Cotterell, "The Daughters of Cain," Inspector Morse, Central Television, 1996, also broadcast on Mystery!, PBS, c. 1998.

Moira Pearce, "Masquerade," Peak Practice, Carlton Television and Central Independent Television, 2000.

Ann Cunningham, "The Fall Out: Parts 1 & 2," Silent Witness, BBC, 2002.

Dr. Heather Green, "Shooting Blanks," Attachments, BBC-2, 2002.

Mrs. Williams, Bad Girls, Independent Television, multiple episodes in 2003.

Jean Parkes, "Spotless," Doctors, BBC, 2004.