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BLACKMAN, Honor

blackmanThe standard breakdown goes with Honor: pre- and post-telly film roles. Before getting it together with the bowler hat, she notched up a fine and sultry roster of parts, from the less-than-promising horse-related death of Fame is the Spur through smuggling comedy Green grow the Rushes, Titanic tragedy A Night to Remember and underrated crime thriller Serena among many others. After taking those judo lessons she was, of course, *that* punningly-named Bond girl, and straddled every genre from Gatling gun westerns like Something Big to Brit horror such as decidedly nutty babysitter basher Fright.

FINEST HOUR: Being the best thing in another horror, mansion inheritance murderthon The Cat and the Canary, as the sporty, acidic and possibly lesbian pal of Olivia Hussey.

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  1. Richard Davies

    August 11, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    She’s fairly good in The Square Peg, keeping down to business among Norman Wisdom’s tomfoolery.

  2. Glenn Aylett

    January 5, 2020 at 4:12 pm

    Pussy Galore was a continuation of Cathy Gale, with added flying skills, and nothing wrong with that as she was the best Bond girl of the sixties and light years ahead of the more usual eye candy. ( Diana Rigg could have been so much better in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service).

    • THX 1139

      January 5, 2020 at 11:05 pm

      Diana Rigg was perfect in OHMSS, because of the sequence where Bond is being chased at the ice rink and he tries to hide – he’s really scared. Then Tracy skates up and says, hello, what’s wrong? He thought he’d been caught and the relief is enormous. It’s one of the best moments in all of Bond, he actually seems human: saved by a woman! I love that film.

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