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1879 - 1967
The actress Margaret Halstan began her acting career with appearances at amateur theaters before she made her professional stage debut at the Haymarket Theater in 1895 where she appeared in the play "Trilby".
Henceforward her roles became bigger and finally she became a leading actress and the took part in plays like "Hamlet" (1896), "Antony and Cleopatra" (1897) and "The Taming of the Shrew" (1897).
At the turn of the centruy she joined Frank Benson's group where she
impersonated numerous roles in plays of Shakespeare and she took part in
nearly all classics of this writer.
Als an accepted stage actress she came in contact with the film in 1916
for the first time and she made her screen debut with "A Bunch of Violets"
As a trained theater actress the transition to the sound film was no
problem for her and till 1965 she acted in front of the camera time and
Other movies with Margaret Halstan: