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Overview (1)

Date of Birth 4 August 1943Ilford, Essex, England, UK

Mini Bio (1)

Georgina Hale is an accomplished stage actress who has made many memorable forays in cinema. Most notably in the films of Ken Russell including her performance as Alma Mahler, in a wonderful and visually rich biopic on the composer Mahler (1974) which she won a BAFTA (British Academy Award) for. Two other standout performances were in Russell's notorious The Devils (1971) and the Twiggy musical The Boyfriend in which she deliciously plays Fay, camping it up, in a backstage lesbian sub plot. She has made in-joke cameos in two further Russell films: Lisztomania (1975) and Valentino (1977). Unfortunately roles were not forthcoming after her BAFTA win (who knows why?) and she made some pretty bad movie choices such as the film version of the tacky Joan Collins novel The World Is Full of Married Men (1979) and McVicar (1980) as well as the occasional stunner such as Butley (1974), written by playwright Simon Gray. Georgina has appeared in many of Gray's stage plays (many have been filmed for British television with her starring) along side Alan Bates and Glenda Jackson and continues to work in British theatre. Georgina has made many appearances as guest star in television series including: Upstairs, Downstairs (1971), The Protectors (1972), Ladykillers (1980), Minder (1979), Boon (1986), One Foot in the Grave (1990), Murder Most Horrid (1991), The Vicar of Dibley (1994), three episodes of Doctor Who (1963) and many many more. She has starred in two television series: Budgie (1971), a successful series in the seventies, and in the early nineties a cult children's series based around a witch like figure called T-Bag. Most recently she has appeared in a comic role in Preaching to the Perverted (1997) in which her character points out that sometimes one has to debase one's self to further one's career. This film may not further her career (at age 55 she does a Sharon Stone under-table leg trick) but it will add to her growing reputation as one of the UK's favorite cult actresses.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: strangeboy76@hotmail.com

Personal Quotes (2)

I say to any young actress they should make sure they can do something else, or, if they make money, invest it wisely, because once they hit middle age it gets very tough out there. - Interview with Neil Cooper from Glasgow Herald, 5 March 2002
Once I reached 51, my life drastically changed. The parts aren't there, the people you've worked for have retired or died, and there's nothing. Four years ago I tried to change my agent, and 11 agents turned me down. One told me they didn't take actresses over 45 because it was too depressing to talk to them on the telephone. You felt as though you'd never been an actor. I had periods where I wondered if I'd actually done all these things, or whether it was somebody else. - Interview with Neil Cooper from Glasgow Herald, 5 March 2002

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