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  • Andrew
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    I went to school with Cathryn and was very sad to learn that she had died. I am surprised that there is no information anywhere to say what happened. I did a drawing of her when we were in school and have made it public on my facebook page Andrew Dyke Powell. She was beautiful.

  • wadsy
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    Thanks Tigon Man.

  • Tigon Man
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    Originally posted by wadsy View Post
    Does anyone know what happened to Peter Tilbury? He was much in demand as an actor & writer up until 2007 then he dropped off the radar!
    Peter is still around and living in Hampstead, London according to my research.
    I guess he is retired or semi retired now.

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  • wadsy
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    Does anyone know what happened to Peter Tilbury? He was much in demand as an actor & writer up until 2007 then he dropped off the radar!

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  • LeeF1179
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    I just watched her first film, Images. Does anyone know how she died?

  • Vande
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    Originally posted by Euryale View Post
    A little more about Michael Atkinson, Cornershop:

    He was born as Major Michael Atkinson (yes, that is his real first name!) in West Yorkshire on 25th March 1927. His father was Alec Atkinson, a police officer, and his mother was Doris Stott. Doris's father's first name was Major so she clearly passed it on to her own son. Michael graduated from RADA in 1946 and spent the next twenty years working in British theatre as well as making sporadic screen appearances. He went on a theatrical tour of Canada/USA in 1951-52 with various other actors such as Geoffrey Lumsden and John Woodnutt. It was from the shipping records that I found out that his first name was Major - of course initially I took to mean he'd served in the military!

    Here is Michael in an early theatrical appearance with Roland Culver, from The Sketch 28th September 1949:



    We know that Michael departed for South Africa in the mid-1960s, although he returned to Britain briefly around 1972 to appear on the stage.

    Whether Michael is still with us I don't know, but I can find no obituary and I can't see him in my admittedly limited access to South African death records, themselves not necessarily comprehensive. However, the Equity Annual Report for 2015 lists a Michael Atkinson on their 'in memoriam' page. I don't currently know which of our actors of that name it applies to.

    I guess there would be pictures of Michael in South African newspaper/magazine archives but I'm not subscribed to any. The only picture I've across is on this website - it's of Michael with stage director Roy Sargeant and novelist Mary Renault at the latter's home in Capetown:

    http://exhibits.stanford.edu/SAGR/browse/individuals

    As I said in the earlier post, the screen credits of the two Michael Atkinsons seem to have got somewhat tangled up at imdb. I think we can be sure that the Britsh credits post 1973 belong to Liverpudlian Michael and the South African ones to our Michael. I suppose an attempt should be made to sort it out but I agree with what Will said on another thread that it is a daunting task as the imdb process seems to be so arbitrary at the moment.


    E.
    Thank you. I have added the relevant information to separate the two actors to IMDb.

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  • Euryale
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    I have submitted it to imdb, agutterfan, but of course it may take a few days to appear. I don't know the precise date as I could find no probate record.

  • Euryale
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    She was indeed very beautiful, Wadsy!

  • agutterfan
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    Very sad news, liked her very much in "The Dresser" and "Love on a Branch Line". Will you update her IMDb page Euryale? The issue in question: https://www.equity.org.uk/media/3061...pring-2019.pdf
    Last edited by agutterfan; 8th November 2019, 07:02 PM.

  • wadsy
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    Such sad news. I remember her from the "Duel in Venice" episode in "Return of the Saint". She was so beautiful!

  • Euryale
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    Cathryn Harrison 1959-2018


    Cathryn in The Witches of Pendle, 1976

    The spring 2019 edition of Equity magazine reported the death of a Cathryn Harrison. I thought it can't possibly be the well-known actress of that name - the daughter of Noel Harrison, and granddaughter of Rex Harrison.

    But it is her - Cathryn's death was registered towards the end of last year in Plymouth, Devon under her married name of Laing.

    I'm sorry about her passing, she was a talented and attractive actress.

    Cathryn's filmography;

    https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0365518/...1?ref_=nv_sr_1


    E.

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  • Christine
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    Hello Euryale,

    I've been corresponding with an film historian (an academic who wishes to make contact) from California USA with regards to this former UK actress. And since my 1st post here I have since found she may have a daughter living up in Sheffield.

    From residing downunder, I found the 'Popplewell' name of her mother via the BMD free search site, and then reasoned she may have siblings born +/- either side of her birth year 1949 and found her brother Raymond. Did not know about her mother passing away in 2008! I went on the wrong track with her mother. I concluded that her mother died in 1968! and suspected this was the reason why Lynne dropped acting.

    I am certain Lynne is still amongst us and seems to reside in an apartment tower (in the UK you call them 'Flats') besides the Thames, in South West London.
    I have left it to my US contact to reach out to her via her family as he has the appropriate credentials to do so.

    It would be nice to see an accredited journalist/writer to do a short human interest story about Lynne and why she dropped out of acting should she wish to be interviewed.

    Christine
    Last edited by Christine; 4th November 2019, 01:47 PM.

  • googiefan
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    Mark O asked about Ann Lynn a while ago, does anyone know where she is now?

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  • Euryale
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    Originally posted by Luke 1972 View Post
    Does anyone know what became of the actress Beau Daniels ?

    According to IMDb, her last screen role was in the mid eighties in an episode of Miss Marple. No further details about her (date of birth, place of birth etc)

    Beau is a bit of a mystery but I think I've found her, based on a strong balance of probabilities.

    I believe that she was born as Phyllis Greta Daniells in Kingston-upon-Thames on 12th May 1922. As far as I can see, Beau Daniells made her stage debut in 1947. In 1950, she was appearing at the Priory Theatre, Whitley Bay. In the Tynemouth marriage records for 1950 we find Beau P. G. Daniells marrying John Esilman. The Tynemouth registration area includes Whitley Bay. That convinces me that Phyllis and Beau are one and the same person. Why she chose that name I don't know, but it seems to have been included in all her records thereafter. I don't know anything about John Esilman, but the marriage didn't last as he re-married in 1958. Beau married again (as Beau P. G. Esilman) in 1987 to Peter Pulverman. I think he must be the pianist of that name who is mentioned in The Stage newspaper a few times. Peter died in 1998.

    Beau Phyllis Greta Pulverman (name given on probate record) died in Surrey on 19th Oct. 1999.

    I'm pretty certain that is who Beau was (I've put it into the imdb, anyway! )


    E.

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  • Euryale
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    Originally posted by Tigon Man View Post
    Does anyone know what became of the teenage actors from Michael Winner's The Nightcomers (1972)?
    Verna Harvey was about 19 when the film was made in early 1971 and Christopher Ellis would have been about 13.
    Verna is listed as a producer on Imdb from a production from the early 90's, but I don't know if it's the same lady, as there is a long gap between this and her previous work in 1977.
    Verna now lives in California and continued to work in the film/television industry. Some details here:

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/vernaharvey

    She is married to screenwriter Bryan Gindoff. Verna is on facebook as Verna Harvey Gindoff. She made a comment on there some time back which suggests she wasn't terribly impressed with The Nightcomers!

    Verna has a son, Ben, with the British folk musician Roy Harper. In fact, she is a grandmother now!

    As to Chris Ellis, I have no clue. All I know is that he was born around 1956 and was living in Barnet in the 1970s.


    E.

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