PRODUCTION DIARY #14: Judy Matheson – From Bristol Old Vic to Twins of Evil & Hammer Horror (Part 2)

Time to unwrap a wonderful Christmas present… As a special festive treat here’s part two of our PRODUCTION DIARY with the lovely Judy Matheson, the star of Twins of Evil, The Flesh and Blood Show, Z Cars and Blakes 7, to name but a few. Continue reading “PRODUCTION DIARY #14: Judy Matheson – From Bristol Old Vic to Twins of Evil & Hammer Horror (Part 2)”

PRODUCTION DIARY #12: Judy Matheson – From Bristol Old Vic to Hammer Horror (Part 1)

Judy Matheson, Elstree Studios

Judy Matheson, the star of Twins of Evil, The Flesh and Blood Show, Z Cars and Blake’s 7 joined us at Elstree Studios to record an interview for our upcoming Peter Cushing documentary. Afterwards we chatted about her life and career from starting out as a jobbing actress to her appearances in some of the UK’s most iconic films and cult TV series. Continue reading “PRODUCTION DIARY #12: Judy Matheson – From Bristol Old Vic to Hammer Horror (Part 1)”

PRODUCTION DIARY #10: Valerie Leon & Madeline Smith on Hammer Films, Carry-On & James Bond

Our PRODUCTION DIARY this week features two great actresses. Valerie Leon and Madeline Smith have been at the heart of British film and television since the 1960s and have appeared in the three biggest film franchises ever to come out of the UK, Hammer Films’ Gothic shockers, the classic Carry-On series and the record-breaking James Bond films. Continue reading “PRODUCTION DIARY #10: Valerie Leon & Madeline Smith on Hammer Films, Carry-On & James Bond”

PRODUCTION DIARY #9: Derek Fowlds – At the Heart of British Telly, from Basil Brush to Heartbeat

Derek Fowlds has been at the heart of British film and television since the 1960s, not least of all when he entered our homes on the BBC as Mr Derek, the side-kick to the irascible Basil Brush. It’s a role he admits that he was not keen to continue after the first series. He was a serious actor, after all. A graduate of the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. But the pressure to find work persuaded him to take-on the second series and he never looked back. Continue reading “PRODUCTION DIARY #9: Derek Fowlds – At the Heart of British Telly, from Basil Brush to Heartbeat”