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Dame Edith Evans (1888-1976)

  1. Freda Jackson, Henry V, 1944.     John Gielgud suggested Edith as Mistress Quickly - while pushing himself as the French King. Laurence Olivier, starring and directing, did not accept either notion.
  2. Peggy Ashcroft, Sunday Bloody Sunday, 1970.     Despite having spent their veteran careers with and surrounded by gays, many a veteran actress - like Dame Edith and the future Dame Thora Hird - snobbishly complained that director John Schlesinger’s demi-gay project was too risqué and declined to be  Glenda Jackson’s mother.  Dame Peg enjoyed risk. 
  3. Ruth Gordon, Harold and Maude, 1971.    There were obviously quite a few possible Harolds, but surely Ruth was the only possible Maude - even if shecouldn’t drive a car.Not quite. Director Hal Ashby chatted up every funky old bird still breathing and insurable... Peggy Ashcroft, Elisabeth Bergner, Gladys Cooper, Edwige Feuillère, Mildred Natwick, Dorothy Stickney.

 

 





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