Jill Melford

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Jill Melford
Born (1934-11-23) November 23, 1934 (age 80)
Occupation Actress

Jill Melford (born on 23 November 1934)[1] is an English actress.

Early career[edit]

The daughter of actor Jack Melford, she attended the Ballet Arts School in New York and made her theatre debut in 1949 as a dancer in a production of Oklahoma! in New York, before appearing in other Broadway performances.[2] In 1953 she performed in 'The Seven Year Itch' on the London stage, and later appeared in other stage plays. These include Auntie Mame, Ulysses in Night-time, The Life of the Party, The Right Honourable Gentleman, There's a Girl in My Soup, Not Now, Darling, Best of Friends and The Chairman.

Television and movies[edit]

Melford made her first UK television appearance in 1952 in The Three Hostages and her first movie, Will Any Gentleman...? in 1953 not long afterwards. She made several appearances in Danger Man (known as Secret Agent in the USA), and made her last film appearancee in Shoreditch in 2003.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Melford was married to the actor John Standing from 1961 to 1972; the couple had a son, Alexander.


Selected TV appearances[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Person Page 18344". The Peerage. Retrieved 30 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Jill Melford Theatre Credits". broadway world.com. Retrieved 30 July 2014. 
  3. ^ "Jill Melford". [dead link]