Person    | Female  Born 11/3/1907  Died 19/8/1981

Jessie Matthews, OBE

Actor, singer and dancer. Born into a large family in Berwick Street. Made her name in theatre and in the 30's was Britain's favourite musical film star. Post-war her career flagged but in 1963 she got the title role in the long-running radio series 'Mrs Dale's Diary' and became a household name all over again. Died Eastcote, London. The picture source web site tells her story, emphasising the salacious.

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Jessie Matthews, OBE

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Jessie Matthews

Unveiled by Ruthie Henshall and Andrew Lloyd Webber on 3 May 1995. Jessie Mat...

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Spirit of Soho Mural

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Elstree Film Studios

Elstree Film Studios

The studios have a complex history: Elstree Studios is a generic term which can refer to several current and defunct British film studios and television studios based in or around the towns of Bore...

Media, Cinema, TV & Radio

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Shirley Anne Field

Shirley Anne Field

Actor. Born Shirley Broomfield in Bolton, Lancashire. She started her career as a glamour model. Laurence Olivier chose her to play the prime female role in the film 'The Entertainer' and she also ...

Person, Cinema, Theatre, TV & Radio

1 memorial
Peter Greenaway

Peter Greenaway

Film director and screenwriter. Born in Newport, Monmouthshire. He trained as a muralist before turning to films. His best known works include 'The Draughtsman's Contract' and 'The Cook, the Thief,...

Person, Cinema, Wales

1 memorial
G.P.O. Film Unit

G.P.O. Film Unit

A subdivision of the former General Post Office, (The equivalent of the modern British Telecom/Post Office/Royal Mail). Headed by John Grierson, it was set up to produce documentary films mainly re...

Group, Cinema

1 memorial
Tommy Trinder

Tommy Trinder

Actor and comedian. Born Thomas Edward Trinder at 54 Wellfield Road, Streatham. His career started in music halls and graduated to West End theatres, films and television. He was the first compere ...

Person, Cinema, Theatre, TV & Radio

1 memorial