Margaret Towner (October 1, 1920 – April 10, 2017) was one of the actresses in Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace.

She was married to actor Raymond Francis, of Carrington V.C. fame, and had three children with him, being one of them another actor, Clive Francis (A Clockwork Orange), who gave her two grandchildren, Harry and Lucinda.

She began acting in 1938, at 18 years of age, making guest appearances in different TV series. She acted in one chapter of crime series The Bill, and also in Keeping Up Appearances and Casualty, from 1993 to 1997.

She gained a role in the cult horror comedy film, The Wolves of Kromer (1998).

Then, she got a short but significant role in Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace. She was Jira, an old lady who is friends with young Anakin Skywalker.

Since then, she had returned to guest appearances in TV series, particularly My Hero in 2000 and Doctors in 2003. She volunteered her time for the Extreme Psychiatry course at King's College London.

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