In the 1940's, before Celia Johnson and "Brief Encounter" had become the cult viewing it is today, Margaret, along with Phyllis Calvert, was amongst the nations favourite and most popular actresses. The success and popularity mainly arose from her performance alongside James Mason in "The Wicked Lady" (1945) from which, of course this website takes it's name!
It cannot be overstated how popular she really was in her day. She was repeatedly winning competitions and polls. In the case of the Motion Picture Herald Fame Poll she was voted in the top ten money making stars in 1945, 1946 and 1947.
She made many films during her career, but personal favourites here include the wonderful "Bank Holiday" (1937), "The Lady Vanishes" (1938) and "A Girl Must Live" (1939). As with many of her contemporaries she tried Hollywood but America didn't really seem to know what to do with her and so she came back to England and continued a long career here instead.
There is a fan website dedicated to Margaret Lockwood (and Joan Greenwood) at www.silversirens.co.uk.
More to come...