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Biography & Reviews of Roger Livesey and Ursula Jeans
Roger Livesey was such a nice man who was liked by just about everyone and was very happily married to Ursula Jeans for 36 years (until her death) and they had no children. There was no scandal in his life, so no publisher is interested in a biography about him.
We are currently working to try to redress this terrible imbalance in the way things should be. With the help of some friends and relations of Roger and Ursula we have started the biography of Roger Livesey & Ursula Jeans.
Many thanks to Lou & Lynn for their wonderful work on this project.
Also thanks to Walter Rogers, David W. Gale & Jill Watt.
- The lunch at Rules - how it all got started
- The Livesey Family in the theatre 1840 - 1975
- Looking for the Liveseys by Lynn Copestake
- The Livesey family tree
- Interview with R.B. Marriott (Film Weekly) in 1938
- New York and London By Ursula Jeans and Roger Livesey
- The Old Vic and Sadler's Wells Magazine, 1939
- The Plays
- Roger Livesey and Ursula Jeans on stage
- Working with the Liveseys
- some comments & letters from people who worked with Roger and/or Ursula on stage or screen
- Biography of Roger from a theatre programme
- Biography of Ursula from a theatre programme
- Steve's mini-biography of Roger sent to the IMDb
- Link to -> BFI ScreenOnline
- Link to -> Page with information about Desmond Jeans, boxer & actor, brother of Ursula.
- Various images of Roger & Ursula
See also articles about:
- The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943) (Roger & Ursula both appear in it)
- I Know Where I'm Going! (1945)
- A Matter of Life and Death (1946)
- The Queen's Guards (1961) (Ursula plays Mrs. Fellowes)
Other P&P reviews