Maria Aitken


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Maria Aitken was born on September 12, 1945 in Dublin, Ireland as Maria Penelope Katharine Aitken. She is an actress and writer, known for A Fish Called Wanda (1988), Spider (2002) and Asylum (2005). She has been married to Patrick McGrath since December 28, 1991. She was previously married to Nigel Davenport and Richard Durden. See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. See more awards »

Known For

(1988)
Spider Producer
(2002)
Asylum Claudia Greene
(2005)
Fierce Creatures Di Admin
(1997)

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 2005 Asylum
Claudia Greene
 1999 The Bench (TV Movie)
Millicent
 1998 Jinnah
Edwina
 1997 Fierce Creatures
Di Admin
 1995 Gentlemen Don't Eat Poets
Lavinia Freebody
 1994 Love on a Branch Line (TV Mini-Series)
Lady Flamborough
- Ain't She Sweet (1994) ... Lady Flamborough
- I Can't Give You Anything But Love, Baby (1994) ... Lady Flamborough
- I Wonder Where My Baby Is Tonight (1994) ... Lady Flamborough
- Yes Sir, That's My Baby (1994) ... Lady Flamborough
 1992 The Good Guys (TV Series)
Colette Clayton
- Tooth (1992) ... Colette Clayton
 1990 The Fool
Lady Amelia
 1990 The Return of Shelley (TV Series)
Vanessa Rose-Scott
- Second Best Man (1990) ... Vanessa Rose-Scott
 1990 A Bit of Fry and Laurie (TV Series)
Marjorie
- Episode #2.3 (1990) ... Marjorie
 1988 A Fish Called Wanda
Wendy
 1988 Melba (TV Mini-Series)
Gladys de Grey
- Episode #1.8 (1988) ... Gladys de Grey
- Episode #1.7 (1988) ... Gladys de Grey
- Episode #1.6 (1988) ... Gladys de Grey
- Episode #1.5 (1988) ... Gladys de Grey
- Episode #1.4 (1988) ... Gladys de Grey
 1986 Half Moon Street
The Hon. Maura Hardcastle
 1984 Poor Little Rich Girls (TV Series)
Kate Codd
- The Gentlemen Caller: Part 2 (1984) ... Kate Codd
- The Gentleman Caller (1984) ... Kate Codd
- Tit for Tat (1984) ... Kate Codd
- The Oriental Chest (1984) ... Kate Codd
- Lonely as a Crowd (1984) ... Kate Codd
 1980 Bedroom Farce (TV Movie)
Susannah
 1980 Company and Co (TV Series)
Samantha Company
- In Concert (1980) ... Samantha Company
- Watch the Birdie (1980) ... Samantha Company
- Miss Lorelei Brown (1980) ... Samantha Company
- Saturday Night Favour (1980) ... Samantha Company
- A Little Confidence (1980) ... Samantha Company
 1979 Ripping Yarns (TV Series)
Mrs. Otway
- Whinfrey's Last Case (1979) ... Mrs. Otway
 1979 Play for Today (TV Series)
Ellie Bloom
- Don't Be Silly (1979) ... Ellie Bloom
 1978 Armchair Thriller (TV Series)
Jemima Shore
- Quiet as a Nun: Part 6: Death and Decision (1978) ... Jemima Shore
- Quiet as a Nun: Part 5: Powers of Darkness (1978) ... Jemima Shore
- Quiet as a Nun: Part 4: Witness and Wills (1978) ... Jemima Shore
- Quiet as a Nun: Part 3: The Black Nun (1978) ... Jemima Shore
- Quiet as a Nun: Part 2: The Chapel (1978) ... Jemima Shore
 1973-1978 Crown Court (TV Series)
Jane Gillespie / Jocelyn Bennington
- White Lies: Part 3 (1978) ... Jane Gillespie
- White Lies: Part 2 (1978) ... Jane Gillespie
- White Lies: Part 1 (1978) ... Jane Gillespie
- Saboteur: Part 1 (1975) ... Jane Gillespie
- No Smoke Without Fire: Part 3 (1973) ... Jocelyn Bennington
 1977 Moths (TV Movie)
Lady Dolly
 1977 Romance (TV Series)
Lady Dolly
- Moths (1977) ... Lady Dolly
 1976 Out of the Trees (TV Movie)
 1975 Making Faces (TV Series)
Ros
 1975 Aquarius (TV Series documentary)
Maria
- The Three Marias (1975) ... Maria
 1975 Goose with Pepper (TV Movie)
Pat
 1974 The Onedin Line (TV Series)
Lady Isobel Jenner
- Port Out, Starboard Home (1974) ... Lady Isobel Jenner
 1973 Crime of Passion (TV Series)
Chantal
- Chantal (1973) ... Chantal
 1973 Scotch on the Rocks (TV Series)
Sukey Dunmayne
- Phase 5 (1973) ... Sukey Dunmayne
- Phase 4 (1973) ... Sukey Dunmayne
- Phase 3 (1973) ... Sukey Dunmayne
- Phase 2 (1973) ... Sukey Dunmayne
- Phase 1 (1973) ... Sukey Dunmayne
 1972 The Edwardians (TV Mini-Series)
Jean Conan Doyle
- Conan Doyle (1972) ... Jean Conan Doyle
 1972 The Regiment (TV Series)
Dorothy Saunders
- Christmas at the Cape (1972) ... Dorothy Saunders
- Dragon's Teeth (1972) ... Dorothy Saunders
- A Gentleman from Europe (1972) ... Dorothy Saunders
- Gentlemen in Khaki Ordered South (1972) ... Dorothy Saunders
- A Perfect Day (1972) ... Dorothy Saunders
 1972 Joy (TV Movie)
Adele
 1972 Justice (TV Series)
Lady Beste
- A License to Build Your Own Money (1972) ... Lady Beste
 1971 Mary, Queen of Scots
Lady Bothwell
 1970 ITV Sunday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Doctor
- The Exiles: Jennie (1970) ... Doctor
 1969-1970 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
The Young Countess / Gwen Toynbee
- The Style of the Countess (1970) ... The Young Countess
- Murder: Double Negative (1969) ... Gwen Toynbee
 1970 Codename (TV Series)
Mrs. Petrie
- Appointment in Prague (1970) ... Mrs. Petrie
 1970 Manhunt (TV Series)
Madame Leonard
- Degrade and Rule (1970) ... Madame Leonard
 1969 Take Three Girls (TV Series)
Antonia
- Requiem for Cello in SW3 (1969) ... Antonia
 1969 Counterstrike (TV Series)
Mother
- Nocturne (1969) ... Mother
 1969 The Gold Robbers (TV Mini-Series)
Val
- The Kill (1969) ... Val
- The Cover Plan (1969) ... Val
- The Arrangement (1969) ... Val
 1969 Some Girls Do
Robot Flight Attendant (uncredited)
 1967 Doctor Faustus
Sloth (uncredited)
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Show Show Self (8 credits)
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Other Works:

She acted in John Dighton's play, "The Happiest Days of Your Life," in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Barbican Theatre in London, England with John Cater, Peggy Mount, Paul Greenwood, and Griffith Jones in the cast. Clifford Williams was director. See more »

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Trivia:

Younger sister of former British Conservative Cabinet minister Jonathan Aitken, daughter of Conservative MP Sir William Aitken, and great-niece of Lord Beaverbrook. See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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