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Hall of Fame

STONE, Marianne

stoneThis little exercise is all about exploring the folk who populate lower ends of the bill as much the stars, and Marianne Stone, veteran of nearly 200 films and never ranking higher than tenth place in the credits of any of them, has become our talisman for the hard-working bit-part actor. You name the unglamorous part, she’s played it: secretaries, charwomen, mad old bats, reporters, waitresses, ‘women in pub’ and so on. You’ve seen at least a dozen of her films, even if you don’t know it.

FINEST HOUR: The first victim of Jack the Ripper in the eponymous film, chatting animatedly to an organ grinder’s monkey before the Gladstone bag emerges from the pea soup.

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  1. grimwig

    December 23, 2009 at 3:27 am

    Sadly no longer with us:

    http://bit.ly/86tR9K

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