Dedications: My four late friends Rory, Stan, Bryan, Jeff - shine on you crazy diamonds, they would have blogged too. Then theres Garry from Brisbane, Franco in Milan, Mike now in S.F. / my '60s-'80s gang: Ned & Joseph in Ireland; in England: Frank, Des, Guy, Clive, Joe & Joe, Ian, Ivan, Nick, David, Les, Stewart, the 3 Michaels / Catriona, Sally, Monica, Jean, Ella, Anne, Candie / and now: Daryl in N.Y., Jerry, John, Colin, Martin and Donal.

Monday, 3 May 2010

Lynn Redgrave RIP

Lynn was so funny in so many things, but I love SMASHING TIME - its an essential '60s movie for me, we had a lot of fun seeing it in 1967 - where she and Rita Tushingham are two Northern girls Brenda and Yvonne arriving in Swinging London: "We're here, we're here"! Then there's GEORGY GIRL, her Baba in Desmond Davis's film of Edna O'Brien's THE GIRL WITH GREEN EYES, and later, after a lot of work in America, her hilarious role in GODS AND MONSTERS, that affecting scene in KINSEY with Neeson and THE WHITE COUNTESS with Natasha and Vanessa. I saw her on the stage too in 1970 in a hilarious play with Richard Briers THE TWO OF US where they played various different characters in several sketches. She will indeed be missed.

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