Wymondham Regal pays tribute to Margaret Lockwood

A star of the silver screen will arrive in Wymondham next month to pay tribute to the late actress Margaret Lockwood.

Actress Jean Kent, 90, is scheduled to appear at a screening of The Wicked Lady at the Regal Experience on November 6.

The movie was Gainsborough Studio's most commercially successful film of the 1940s and Jean, who lives in Suffolk, had a cameo role.

She also starred in classics such as Trottie True and The Browning Version.

Once Britain's biggest box office star, Margaret died in 1990 aged 73.

In The Wicked Lady, she played Lady Skelton who has an affair with a ruthless highwayman played by James Mason set in the days of King Charles II. Patricia Roc and Griffith Jones also star.

Two short supporting films – The Elephant Will Never Forget in 1953 depicting the last day of the London trams and The Countrywomen from 1942 which shows how the Women's Institute in East Anglia helped the war effort – will also be shown.

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There will also be a display dedicated to Margaret's glittering career.

The screening will take place at the Regal Cinema from 2.30pm.

Tickets costing �5 for adults or �4 for concessions are available from Maureen Dodman on 01953 605593, Michael Armstrong on 01953 603246 or on the door.

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