Margaret Maud Tyzack CBE (born 9 September 1931), is an award-winning British actress.
Tyzack was born in Essex, England, the daughter of Doris (née Moseley) and Thomas Edward Tyzack. She grew up in West Ham (now Greater London). She attended the all-girls’ St Angela’s Ursuline School, Newham, and is a graduate of RADA.
Tyzack is noted for her classical stage roles, having joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1962. She received an Olivier Award in 1982 for a revival of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and a Tony award in 1991 for the play Lettice and Lovage, in which she appeared in both the London and Broadway productions opposite Dame Maggie Smith. In 2008 she received acclamation for her portrayal of Mrs St Maugham in a revival of Enid Bagnold’s The Chalk Garden at the Donmar Warehouse, London, for which she won the Best Actress award in the Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards and the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in 2009. In 2009… read more