Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Happy Birthday Madeline Smith!

 

Many happy returns to the delightful Madeline Smith who celebrates her birthday today. Madeline is probably best remembered for her roles in the James Bond film, Live and Let Die and Carry On Matron although she has a wide, diverse career dating back to the late 1960s.

Starting out as a model at the Lucie Clayton School of Modelling, Madeline worked at the legendary Biba fashion boutique in Kensington before being spotted for her first film part. Several starring roles in Hammer Horror films followed before Madeline found her niche in comedy. Over the years she has appeared with the likes of Frankie Howerd, The Two Ronnies and Leslie Phillips. On stage and in film Madeline has worked with legends such as Vincent Price, Peter Cushing and Sir Alec Guinness.   

These days Madeline is a very welcome presence at fan conventions and special screenings of some of her wonderful films. An engaging, warm and friendly person, I had the great pleasure of meeting Maddie at a recent talk she gave about her career. You can read about that here 

 

I also interviewed Madeline last year - you can read that again here 

Whatever Maddie is up to today, I hope she has a lovely birthday. 

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