|A.K.A.||Margaret Julia Leon|
|Was||Actor Film actor|
|Field||Film, TV, Stage & Radio|
|Birth||23 August 1941, Ringwood, United Kingdom|
|Death||24 March 2019, Taunton, United Kingdom (aged 77 years)|
Julia Lockwood (born Margaret Julia Leon; 23 August 1941 – 24 March 2019) was a British actress. Daughter of Margaret Lockwood, her career began as a child actress at the age of four and spanned 30 years in film, television and the theatre.
She was born in Ringwood, Hampshire, England on 23 August 1941. Her mother, Margaret Lockwood, was one of Britain's most popular film stars of the 1930s and 1940s. Her father, Rupert Leon, was a commodities clerk who was serving in the British Army. During the war years she lived with her maternal grandmother in Ringwood, but after her parents divorced in 1949 she moved to London to live with her mother in Roehampton, London.
Lockwood attended the Arts Educational Schools, London from the age of five.
Lockwood's first appearance as a film actor was in the 1947 film Hungry Hill, alongside her mother; she was only four years old when filming began. She began to gain leading roles in the late 1950s, often in coming-of-age films such as Please Turn Over. She screen-tested for Hollywood with Columbia Pictures.
Her theatrical career began at the age of 12, when she was cast in the lead role in Alice in Wonderland at the Q Theatre in south-west London. She went on to star in numerous West End shows into the 1970s. However, it is in the play Peter Pan that she is perhaps most remembered.
“My obsession with Peter Pan began when I was eight years old. My mother, Margaret Lockwood was invited to play "The Immortal Boy" (as we called him) at the Scala theatre in 1949. I used to sit in the wings transfixed, longing to be up on the stage with her and the lost boys, flying through the air and fighting the pirates.”
She first played the role of Wendy opposite her mother in 1957, and then reprised the role the following year with Sarah Churchill (daughter of Winston Churchill and Clementine, Lady Churchill) in the title role. One performance was even visited by the Churchill family. In 1959, Julia finally achieved her dream of playing Peter; she would go on to play the lead role a further three times, in 1960, 1963 and 1966. She is one of only three actors to play both Wendy and Peter, and she is the only actor to have played Wendy opposite her own mother in the lead role.
Julia Lockwood's television career began at the age of 12, when she was cast in the lead role of the BBC children's television film Heidi and the follow-up TV series Heidi Grows Up. She again featured alongside her mother in the 1957 series The Royalty, set in an exclusive London hotel. Both Lockwoods also appeared in the BBC's sequel series of 1965, The Flying Swan. During the 1950s and 1960s Julia was a regular feature of the small screen, appearing in over a dozen different television series. She is perhaps best remembered in the mid-1960s BBC soap opera Compact, set in the offices of a glossy women's magazine. Lockwood played the role of Anthea Keane, appearing in over 70 episodes. In 1971 she appeared in the BBC comedy series Birds on the Wing (with Richard Briers and Anne Rogers).
She was in the BBC Radio 4 series Brothers in Law (with Richard Briers) in the 1970s.
Lockwood appeared on the front cover of Tatler magazine in February 1965.
In 1971, Lockwood released a 7" single on the Columbia label. The A-side was titled "He's and She's", the B-side "Edward, Alexander & Joe".
She worked as a drama teacher during the early 1990s at the Arts Educational Schools in Chiswick, London.
In 1972, she married Ernest Clark, a British actor best known for playing Geoffrey Loftus in Doctor in the House and its TV sequels. Julia Lockwood retired from acting in 1977 after the birth of her third child. She and her husband had four children, Tim, Nicholas, Lucy and Katharine. Following Ernest Clark's death, Lockwood moved to Spain; she returned to the UK in 2007, to live in Ilminster, Somerset, where she lived until her death.
Lockwood's last public appearance was in July 2015, at the unveiling of the blue plaque on her mother's house in Kingston upon Thames.
She died peacefully on 24 March 2019 after a short illness, surrounded by her children.
|1953||Alice in Wonderland||Lewis Carroll||Alice||Peter Butterworth, Billy Thatcher||Q Theatre (London)|
|1957/58||Peter Pan||J. M. Barrie||Wendy||Hugh Miller||Margaret Lockwood, Michael Warre||Scala Theatre (West End)|
|1958/59||Peter Pan||J. M. Barrie||Wendy||Sarah Churchill, John Justin||Scala Theatre (West End)|
|1959/60||Peter Pan||J. M. Barrie||Peter||Richard Wordsworth, Patricia Garwood||Scala Theatre (West End)
Kings Theatre (Glasgow)
|1960/61||Peter Pan||J. M. Barrie||Peter||Donald Sinden, Juliet Mills||Scala Theatre (West End)|
|1962||Cry for Love (also known as The Devil Inside Him)||John Osborne (as Robert Owen)||Michael Williams, Richard Wordsworth, Patrick Desmond||Pembroke Theatre
Empire Theatre (Sunderland)
|1962||No Time for Love||Liggat James||Barry Sinclair, Terence Duff||Golders Green Hippodrome (London)|
|1963/64||Peter Pan||J. M. Barrie||Peter||Alastair Sim||Scala Theatre (West End)|
|1964||Every Other Evening||Jack Popplewell||Derek Farr, Margaret Lockwood, Diane Hart, Jeremy Bulloch||Phoenix Theatre (West End)|
|1966||Arsenic And Old Lace||Joseph Kesselring||Elaine Harper||Murray Macdonald||Dame Sybil Thorndike, Athene Seyler, Richard Briers, Neil McCarthy||Vaudeville Theatre (West End)|
|1966/67||Peter Pan||J. M. Barrie||Peter||Ron Moody, Mia Martin||Scala Theatre (West End)
Royal Shakespeare Theatre (Stratford)
|1968||The Servant of Two Masters||Carlo Goldoni||Beatrice||Toby Robertson||Tommy Steel, Michele Dotrice, Clive Francis, Edward de Souza, Morag Hood, Graham Crowden||Queen's Theatre (West End)|
|1969||Goodbye Charlie||George Axelrod||Virginia||David Butler||John Gregson, Lynda Baron||Kings Theatre (Glasgow)
Ashcroft Theatre (Croydon)
|1969||Birds on the Wing||Peter Yeldham||Samantha||Harvey Medlinsky||Bruce Forsyth, June Barry||Piccadilly Theatre (West End)
Royal Court Theatre (Liverpool)
|1970/71||The Jockey Club Stakes||William Douglas Home||Murray MacDonald||Wilfrid Hyde White, Ernest Clark, Alastair Sim||Duke of York's Theatre (West End)
Grand Theatre (Leeds)
|1972||The Mating Game||Robin Hawdon||Julia Carrington||Ray Cooney||Avril Angers, Clive Francis, Aimi Macdonald, Terry Scott||Apollo Theatre (West End)|
|1976||Out on a Limb||Joyce Rayburn||Ellie||Ian Carmichael, Phyllida Law, Hugh Paddick||Vaudeville Theatre (West End)
Alexandra Theatre (Birmingham)
|1977||Sextet (or Six of One)||Michael Pertwee||Valerie||Robin Midgley||Leslie Phillips, Peter Blythe, Carol Hawkins, Angela Scoular, Julian Fellowes||Criterion Theatre (West End)|
|1954||The Secret Way||BBC||Film||1||Alexandra|
|1954||Heidi Grows Up||BBC||Serial||3||Heidi|
|1954||A Mad Tea Party from 'Alice in Wonderland'||BBC||Special||1||Alice|
|1956||Call It a Day||BBC||Film||1||Ann Hilton|
|1957||Alan Melville Takes You from A-Z: L||BBC||Series||1||Herself|
|1957||Studio E: Getting to Know You||BBC||Magazine||1||Herself|
|1957||Salute to Show Business||Associated-Rediffusion (ITV)||Special||1||Herself|
|1959||The Invisible Man||ITC (ITV)||Serial||1||Suzy Owens|
|1959||Don't Tell Father||Associated-Rediffusion (ITV)||Serial||6||Julia Dean|
|1959||Mainly for Women||BBC||Magazine||1||Herself|
|1960||Interpol Calling||ITC (ITV)||Serial||1||Louisa|
|1960||Saturday Playhouse: Your Obedient Servant||BBC||Play (comedy)||1||Caroline Pemberton|
|1961||Playdate: The Exam||CBC||Series||1||Elaine Gilbert|
|1961/63||Juke Box Jury||BBC||Music||3||Herself|
|1962||The Six Proud Walkers||BBC||Serial||13||Martha Barlow|
|1963||This Is Your Life: Margaret Lockwood||Thames Television (ITV)||Documentary||1||Herself|
|1965||The Flying Swan||BBC||Serial||24||Carol Manning|
|1969||Out of the Unknown||BBC||Series||1||Mary Beldon|
|1971||Another Edward Woodward Hour||Thames Television (ITV)||Special||1||Herself|
|1971||Birds on the Wing||BBC||Serial||6||Samantha|
|1963||FIVE-FIFTEEN||BBC Home Service||Magazine||1||Herself|
|1970||Be My Guest||BBC Radio 2||Talk radio||1||Herself|
|1971||Brothers in Law||BBC Radio 4||Serial (comedy)||24||Sally|
|1974||Husband of the Year||BBC Radio 2||Game show||1||Herself (with her husband, Ernest Clark)|