Fenella Fielding

English actress Fenella Fielding

Fenella Fielding — "England's first lady of the double entendre" — is an English actress, popular in the 1950s and 1960s. She is known for her seductive image and distinctively husky voice.
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'A thoroughly entertaining failure': the return of Muriel Spark's mega-flop
Guardian (UK) - about 1 month
Her savage send-up of the London intelligentsia was panned by critics. But could Doctors of Philosophy now be about to hit its prime? On Tuesday 2 October 1962, a play by Muriel Spark was premiered at the New Arts Theatre Club in London. It was called Doctors of Philosophy and its cast included Fenella Fielding and Kathleen Breck. In fact, the play has six central parts for women; the remaining three characters are men who, in a typically Sparkian flourish, are all called Charlie. Despite the fact that Spark wrote a number of audio dramas, and that many of her novels have been adapted for the stage and screen – most famously The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie – it was her one and only original work for the stage. At the time, Spark’s fame was flaring. She had just published Miss Jean Brodie. She was working on another of her most celebrated books, The Girls of Slender Means. But Doctors of Philosophy received mixed reviews. Kenneth Tynan, writing in the Observer, thought it like “a late...
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Betwixt! Trafalgar Studio 2, London - The Independent
Google News - about 7 years
By turns ickle-girl ditsy and drag-queen sultry, she's a tongue-in-cheek fusion of her renowned Audrey from Little Shop of Horrors and our own Fenella Fielding as the Princess, the Enchantress and, best of all, a siren Nymph who is affronted when
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Bewdley Festival line-up revealed - Kidderminster Shuttle
Google News - about 7 years
The seductively-spoken Fenella Fielding will join Nigel Anthony and Nickolas Grace in Dearest Nancy, Darling Evelyn. Nancy Mitford and Evelyn Waugh, known to John Betjeman, Cecil Beaton and the Windsors, were two of the most remarkable literary figures
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Carolyn Hitt: Worker is leading the foundation of a make-up rebellion - WalesOnline
Google News - about 7 years
Foolishly imagining a sooty-lashed look would give me something of the sparkle of Cheryl Cole I ended up with the sinister style of Fenella Fielding in Carry On Screaming. Indeed, on catching sight of myself in the mirror at the end of the night,
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Time Shift, BBC Four - The Arts Desk
Google News - about 7 years
The fruity, naughty narration of Fenella Fielding, the jazzy soundtrack ("Puttin' on the Ritz"), hyperbolic statements proclaiming luxury hotels "the ultimate urban symbol of wealth and power", the emphasis on the illicit activities which took place
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TV review: The Apprentice and Timeshift: Hotel Deluxe - The Guardian
Google News - about 7 years
Fenella Fielding narrates Timeshift: Deluxe Hotel (BBC4) in a voice that is mischievously ancient. ("Ha, still working!" is its silent descant. "Retirement is for wimps! Eighty-three years old and I still give that Mariella a run for her husky money
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Time for Woman Talk with Jacqui & Cleo - Milton Keynes Today
Google News - about 7 years
They will be performing, along with Fenella Fielding, Toni Kanai, Deborah Findlay, Claire Bloom and Martha Shrimpton. Real quality comes in at a reasonable price too, with tickets at just £15. Now if only the sun comes out to play,
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Cleo's garden party - Jazz Journal
Google News - over 7 years
This year's programme includes Cleo Laine, Fenella Fielding, Jacqui Dankworth, Scott Hamilton, The Bateman Brothers Jazz Band, Alan Barnes, Charlie Wood Trio, Lillian Boutté, Mônica Vasconcelos, Gary Potter, Mark Bassey (pictured), Malcolm Earl-Smith
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Fenella Fielding
  • 2011
    Age 83
    Fielding wrote the foreword to Carry On Actors (The Complete Who's Who of the Carry On Film Series) by Andrew Ross in 2011.
    She is a patron of the theatre charity The Music Hall Guild of Great Britain and America. In 2011 she also appeared in the third series of the CBBC children's sitcom The Legend of Dick and Dom, in an episode called "Land of the Luvvies", where she played Lotte Lawoo, the head of the Luvvies.
  • 2006
    Age 78
    In 2006, she toured Ireland in The Vagina Monologues.
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  • 1974
    Age 46
    In the theatre, she was in, among other things, Alan Ayckbourn's Absurd Person Singular at the Criterion Theatre, London, directed by Sam Walters, in 1974, and Fallen Angels at Watford, directed by Kim Grant.
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  • 1969
    Age 41
    She was a guest on The Morecambe and Wise Show on four occasions between 1969 and 1972.
  • 1959
    Age 31
    By 1959 she was appearing with Kenneth Williams in the comedy revue Pieces of Eight, written by Harold Pinter and Peter Cook.
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  • 1954
    Age 26
    Fielding began her acting career in 1954, concentrating on stage theatrical productions.
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  • 1934
    Age 6
    Most sources formerly cited 1934 as her year of birth, but findmypast.co.uk shows that the birth of Fenella M. Feldman was registered in the first quarter of 1928 and that the actress was in fact born in 1927.
  • 1927
    She was born in 1927 as Fenella M. Feldman in London, of Romanian/Russian Jewish descent, the daughter of Tilly (née Katz; 1902–1977) and Philip Feldman.
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