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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 #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

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