I've been waiting for a boxset of the whole series to appear and it STILL hasn't happened yet. This link is for one of the two Sam threads here (where we can continue to moan about it's elusiveness!): Sam - Britmovie - British Film Forum
name='cully']In that pic posted by Cornershop, a very young Susan Skipper is almost unrecognizable as the young girl seated on the floor. I have to admit I wouldn't have picked her out without the cribsheet of the TV Times cast!
I was going to post this at 'Actors Creating Magic ...' (and might still do, as that thread
needs a 'bump'), but Cully has inspired me to enlarge what I think is a wonderful picture:
The Bourne family at home: Nanny (Jean Taylor-Smith), Anne (Jennifer Lonsdale), Alice (Joyce Carey),
Vicky (Susan Skipper, kneeling), Phyllis (Kate Coleridge), Helen (Susan Engel), Arthur (Philip Latham),
Liz (Sally Osborn) and Charles Ashley (Cyril Luckham), carpet (Axminsters - "home of fine carpets")
You may recall the excitement I felt in an earlier post at (belatedly) seeing Susan Engel
in the photo.
Apparently she was a recurring character in The Lotus Eaters
with Ian Hendry and Wanda Ventham,
and that makes it even more essential viewing for me. There were also important parts in Armchair
, Doctor Who
and We'll Meet Again
- all on DVD. Susan was on TV as recently as 2005
This is from the haunting cafe scene in the classic Charlie Bubbles
(1967), where she played 'Nanny':
There is actually another Susan Engel [II]
, a multi-talented lady who is
an actress, writer, director, producer, costume designer AND editor!
One of the films she did most of those things for was a short called Bubbles