Margaret Rutherford as Miss Marple in Murder Ahoy (1964)
“I hope I’m an individual. I suppose an eccentric is a super individual. Perhaps an eccentric is just off centre – ex-centric. But that contradicts a belief of mine that we’ve got to be centrifugal.”
~ Dame Margaret Rutherford
The wonderful Margaret Rutherford was born in England on May 11, 1892. Perhaps best-known for her deliciously entertaining performances in the Miss Marple films, Rutherford has a VERY fine filmography outside of these mysteries.
Ironically, she was initially hesitant to play the role of Miss Marple. Her reasoning is, in my opinion, both brilliant AND deliciously British… “Murder, you see, is not the sort of thing I can get close to. I don’t like these things that are just for thrills. I would far rather go without work. I do not like murder. It has an atmosphere I have always found uncongenial.”
Happy Heavenly birthday to a truly extraordinary lady!