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Jennie Linden : biography

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Jennie Linden (born 8 December 1939) is an English film and television actress. She is best known for her role in the film, Women in Love (1969).

Life and career

Linden was born in Worthing to Marcus and Freida Fletcher, an architect and housewife. She attended the Central School of Speech and Drama at the age of 17 on a scholarship. Her classmates included Julie Christie and Vanessa and Lynn Redgrave.

Her earliest film appearances were as the heroine in Hammer Film's Nightmare (1964) and Barbara in Dr. Who and the Daleks (1965). Her most widely known film role was as Ursula in Women in Love (1969), for which she received a BAFTA nomination., Daily Mail, 27 March 2011.

Wanting to raise her son in England, Linden decided not to pursue a career in Hollywood. She was considered for The Lion in Winter (1968) and The Go-Between (1970); the latter was for the lead role of Lady Marian Trimingham, for which Christie was later cast. She turned down the role of Amy in Sam Peckinpah's Straw Dogs (1971).

Linden toured in Trevor Nunn's Royal Shakespeare Company production of Hedda Gabler for two years playing Thea Elvsted, with Glenda Jackson in the title role; they later appeared together in the 1975 film adaptation.

Linden's television credits include Sherlock Holmes (1965) with Douglas Wilmer and Nigel Stock, The Saint (1966), The Rivals (1970), Little Lord Fauntleroy (1976), Lillie (1978) as Patsy Cornwallis-West, Chancer (1990), and Trainer (1991).

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