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PORTER, Nyree Dawn

porterShe didn’t just go straight from being the daughter of a Kiwi butcher to The Forsyte Saga, you know. She had a whole lavish ’60s of small but increasingly well-formed parts, including an often overlooked comedic stint partnering Michael Crawford in Two Left Feet and Charlie Drake in The Cracksman. Post-Soames, horror beckoned with a role as the hapless tutor to bastard divorcee Christopher Lee’s kid in The House that Dripped Blood, and…

FINEST HOUR: …comedy and horror combined as she became possessed by a snuff box elemental in From Beyond the Grave. ‘You denied me life!’

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