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Actress Susannah York has died, aged 72

the_boy_syrup

LE
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She was the blue-eyed English rose with the china-white skin and cupid lips who epitomised the sensuality of the swinging Sixties. Sexy and demure by turn, Susannah York, who died yesterday from cancer at 72, held a generation of male admirers in her thrall.

Her wide-ranging career, which won her both a Bafta and an Oscar nomination, oscillated between powerful portrayals of either the dutiful woman or the wanton wife. The zenith of her career was surely her roles as Thomas More's daughter in A Man For All Seasons, in 1966, and her passionate performance as the feisty section officer who took on Kenneth More in the acclaimed film Battle of Britain in 1966.
 
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She was the blue-eyed English rose with the china-white skin and cupid lips who epitomised the sensuality of the swinging Sixties. Sexy and demure by turn, Susannah York, who died yesterday from cancer at 72, held a generation of male admirers in her thrall.

Her wide-ranging career, which won her both a Bafta and an Oscar nomination, oscillated between powerful portrayals of either the dutiful woman or the wanton wife. The zenith of her career was surely her roles as Thomas More's daughter in A Man For All Seasons, in 1966, and her passionate performance as the feisty section officer who took on Kenneth More in the acclaimed film Battle of Britain in 1969.
Fixed that for you. She tore a strip off Warrant Officer Warwick too in the same film.

"Battle of Britain" also starred Lovejoy (Ian McShane) as an enlisted pilot. Good stuff. :cyclopsani:
 
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Fixed that for you. She tore a strip off Warrant Officer Warwick too in the same film.

"Battle of Britain" also starred Lovejoy (Ian McShane) as an enlisted pilot. Good stuff. :cyclopsani:
Classic movie. Loved the scene between the British diplomat and his opposite number from Germany, who tries to persuade him that Britain has no chance of resisting the Nazis...

"The last little corporal who tried to cross the channel did'nt do so well. So don't dare give us orders. Not until you're marching down Whitehall - and even then we won't listen!"

An RAF Officer tells an NCO to use captured Luftwaffe personnel to clean up the debris caused by an air raid on one of the RAF bases.

"What about the officers, sir?"

"Give them a bloody shovel!"
 
#8
The first pic Syrup posted looks like Mrs Seagull 1.0.

However I'm sad to hear of Ms York death.

Im sure she was in "they shoot horses don't they?" Beautiful if I remember rightly and very talented.
 
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I met the woman. She rented a cottage from me about 5 years ago. It was booked under the name of Fletcher, her real name, so imagine my surprise to see one of the masterbatory fantasies from my youth arrive to pick up the keys.

She had two west highland terriers that got on very well with my lurcher. We went on several walks together but not far as her lungs were shot to bits. Her idea of breakfast was a couple of cigarettes.
 
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She was the blue-eyed English rose with the china-white skin and cupid lips who epitomised the sensuality of the swinging Sixties. Sexy and demure by turn, Susannah York, who died yesterday from cancer at 72, held a generation of male admirers in her thrall.

Her wide-ranging career, which won her both a Bafta and an Oscar nomination, oscillated between powerful portrayals of either the dutiful woman or the wanton wife. The zenith of her career was surely her roles as Thomas More's daughter in A Man For All Seasons, in 1966, and her passionate performance as the feisty section officer who took on Kenneth More in the acclaimed film Battle of Britain in 1966.
Nice (if unattributed) extract from the Sunday Telegraph there. For me, she will always be the gorgeous, wronged Sophie Western in Tom Jones; she also played a minor role as Guinness' daughter in Tunes of Glory, another '60s classic. I'm sure that oh-so-sweet smile is now lighting up the halls of Valhalla.
 
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Nice (if unattributed) extract from the Sunday Telegraph there. For me, she will always be the gorgeous, wronged Sophie Western in Tom Jones; she also played a minor role as Guinness' daughter in Tunes of Glory, another '60s classic. I'm sure that oh-so-sweet smile is now lighting up the halls of Valhalla.
I remember watching that for the first time and being surprised at just how "dark" a film it was, with it's references to water-boarding, PTSD and suicide. Brilliant performances from all concerned.
 
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Waterboarding? You've got me stumped there (as Ponting probably didn't say). It's years since I saw that film, but I can't remember anything in it approaching Gitmo goings-on. Elucidation, please!
 

old_fat_and_hairy

LE
Book Reviewer
Reviews Editor
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A sad loss to what was a good time in British films. I met her too, when she lived in Cambridge some years ago. I was sent to see her when she reported a minor theft and was pleased to see that she was as attractive in real life as on the screen and a very nice lady too. She made a good cup of tea.
 
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Waterboarding? You've got me stumped there (as Ponting probably didn't say). It's years since I saw that film, but I can't remember anything in it approaching Gitmo goings-on. Elucidation, please!
The new Col talks about how he was captured by the Japanese; they tortured him by putting a bag over his head, then pouring water on it so he felt like he was drowning. The only thing that kept him sane was thinking about coming home and taking command of his Regiment.

Disclaimer: it's been years since I saw this movie and could be recalling it completely wrong.
 
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The new Col talks about how he was captured by the Japanese; they tortured him by putting a bag over his head, then pouring water on it so he felt like he was drowning. The only thing that kept him sane was thinking about coming home and taking command of his Regiment.

Disclaimer: it's been years since I saw this movie and could be recalling it completely wrong.
OK, fair enough. Back on topic, the fair Susannah was just as scrumptious in Tunes of Glory as any of her later films; I first saw it as a kid and fell head over heels for her. As you, FMOP and sunoficarus have already said, it was a terrific picture and one that should be better known. Sod it, I'm going to dig out my DVD of it tonight and shed a quiet tear to her memory!
 

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