Susan Hampshire heads for Wymondham

THE Regal Experience Group will be screening the 1964 musical Wonderful Life for the next classic film show at the old Wymondham Regal, now part of the Ex-Service's Club.

THE Regal Experience Group will be screening the 1964 musical Wonderful Life for the next classic film show at the old Wymondham Regal, now part of the Ex-Service's Club.

Susan Hampshire, who starred in the movie with Cliff Richard and The Shadows, is set to make a personal appearance at the screening, on Sunday, April 19 at

2.30pm.

Ms Hampshire made her first film appearance at the age of nine and went on to star with the likes of Albert Finney in Night Must Fall, Stewart Granger in The Trygon Factor, Richard Attenborough and Laurence Olivier in David Copperfield and Tony Curtis in Monte Carlo or Bust.


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She made two films for Disney - The Three Lives of Thomasina and The Fighting Prince of Donegal - and also starred in Living Free.

She made her debut on the stage in Expresso Bongo and won wide acclaim on the small screen with her portrayal of Fleur in The Forsyte Saga, as well as her roles in other costume dramas such as the First Churchills, Vanity Fair and The Pallisers. In more recent times, she also starred in Monarch of the Glen.

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Her autobiography Susan's Story, which will be a prize in the raffle, charts her struggle with dyslexia. A keen gardener, she is a fan of Peter Beale's Roses at Attleborough.

Many local people will remember Ms Hampshire as a joint presenter of Anglia's The Midday Show from the time the station opened in 1959 until she left for the West End and Follow That Girl.

Tickets to see Wonderful Life are available from Maureen Dodman on 01953 605593 or Michael Armstrong on 01953 603246 and at the Wymondham Heritage Museum. Prices are �4.50 (�3.50 concs).

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