Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Farewell to Dora Bryan

Dora Bryan has died at the age of 91. She had a long life, made difficult later on by illness. As the BBC tribute suggests, she specialised in scene-stealing cameos rather than great roles.

We have already seen her as Rose, the tart with the heart of gold, in The Fallen Idol. So here she is as the mother at the start of A Taste of Honey. She also took part in cinema's greatest train chase in Great St Trinian's Train Robbery.

Trivia fans may be pleased to learn that one of the children singing the song is Hazel Blears' brother.

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