the gentlewoman

Angela Lansbury

With a career that spans seven decades, Angela Lansbury has captivated several generations of cineastes with her memorable performances. From her Oscar-nominated debut in Gaslight in 1944, her startlingly devious role in 1962’s The Manchurian Candidate, through to the iconic writer Jessica Fletcher she played in Murder, She Wrote from 1984 to 1996, Angela Lansbury has remained a universally-adored icon of Hollywood. Her continued success on stage with a number of recent celebrated performances further demonstrate Angela’s unwavering commitment to her craft, and the drive and tenacity that pulled her from inauspicious beginnings in east London to become Dame Lansbury and win an honorary Academy Award in 2013. For many, Angela Lansbury is the quintessential gentlewoman.