Marjorie Fielding

Doris Marjorie Fielding was the second Daughter of John & Ellen Fielding (nee Miles), she was born on February 17th 1892 in Gloucester. The family lived in Gloucester throughout her childhood.

She attended Cheltenham Ladies College, where in 1903 she studied the Holy scriptures, History, French, Latin, Geometry, Chemistry, Piano and Elocution.

After School she studied at the Liverpool Repertory Company and then went on to play in West End productions such as A Quiet Wedding, A Quiet Weekend and Modern Triangle. She had a successful career as a character actress in a number of British Films, playing elderly ladies with a kindly but aristocratic demeanour.

Marjorie never married. She died of cancer on December 28th 1956 at St Martin in the Fields.

A memorial service was held at St Martin in the Fields, on the 18th January 1957, and was attended by friends and family including Laurence Olivier and John Gielgud whom she had befriended as young actors.

The Reverend Peter Elliot officiated & the lesson was read by Mr Nicholas Hannen.

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