Marsha Fitzalan

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Marsha Fitzalan
Born Marcia Mary Josephine Fitzalan-Howard
(1953-03-10) 10 March 1953 (age 64)
Bonn, West Germany
Occupation Actress
Spouse(s) Patrick Ryecart (1977–1995; dissolved)
Nick George (2007–present)
Children 3
Parent(s) Miles Fitzalan-Howard, 17th Duke of Norfolk
Anne Constable-Maxwell

Lady Marcia Mary Josephine Fitzalan-Howard, better known as Marsha Fitzalan (born 10 March 1953) is an English actress.


Marcia Fitzalan-Howard is the third daughter of Miles Fitzalan-Howard, 17th Duke of Norfolk and Anne Fitzalan-Howard, Duchess of Norfolk. She was educated at the Convent of the Sacred Heart in Woldingham, Surrey.

She is divorced from the English actor Patrick Ryecart, by whom she has three children, and in June 2007 married her second husband Nick George.[1]

She was a sister-in-law of Sir David Frost, his widow being her elder sister, Lady Carina Fitzalan-Howard. Her brother is the current Duke of Norfolk and Premier Peer of England; another sister is married to the 5th Earl of Balfour. Among other relations, a niece Lady Kinvara Balfour is an English playwright.[2]


She trained at the Webber Douglas Academy.[3] Fitzalan had a varied career in television and film, her outstanding performance being Sarah B'Stard in the television comedy satire The New Statesman. Other television roles included appearances in Upstairs, Downstairs, Shelley, The Professionals, "Spymaker: The Secret Life of Ian Fleming" and Murder Most Horrid.

In 2014 she stood in for the Queen during rehearsals of the State Opening of Parliament. [4]


  1. ^ Rhodes, Michael "George/Fitzalan-Howard Engagement" [1] Google group Peerage News, 9 May 2007
  2. ^ Theroff, Paul. "Norfolk"[2] in his website An Online Gotha, part of The Theroff Files website, not recently updated.
  3. ^ Hayward 1996, p. 89
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  • Hayward, Anthony (1996). Who's Who on Television. London: Boxtree. ISBN 0 7522 1067 X. 

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