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NEAGLE, Anna

neaglePlain old Marjorie Robertson to the Home Office of course, but as half of the Wilcox-Neagle dream team, she dominated British cinema around wartime. And wasn’t she needed! Churchill was a man of many parts, but his ‘come hither’ looks left something to be desired. Fortunately, enter the erstwhile Marge. Period roles as Queen Vic and Nell Gwyn vied with more contemporary heroines like plucky pilot ‘Johnnie’ Johnson and the Allied-liberating Nurse Edith Cavell. In short, you want stoic female heroism with a touch of smouldering glamour? Call Dame Anna, and set your gaze for the middle distance as the orchestra heroically swells.

FINEST HOUR: Well, take your pick, but her depiction of guess who in The Lady With The Lamp wasn’t to be sniffed at.

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