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Film star Dinah Sheridan dies aged 92

25 November 2012 4:35 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Actor was best known for her roles as the mother in The Railway Children and the 1953 comedy Genevieve

The film star Dinah Sheridan, who played the mother in The Railway Children, has died. Sheridan, 92, who also starred in the 1953 film comedy Genevieve, died peacefully at her home in Northwood, Middlesex on Sunday surrounded by her family, said her agent Gareth Owen.

Sheridan, the mother of actor Jenny Hanley and politician Sir Jeremy Hanley, was considered the quintessential English rose because of her elegance and understated beauty.

She was born Dinah Nadyejda Ginsburg in Hampstead, north London, in 1920 to a Russian father and German mother who were photographers to the royal family. Her first stage role came at the age of 12 and she subsequently went on tour as Wendy in Peter Pan which starred Charles Laughton as Captain Hook. Her film break came shortly and she appeared in such films as »

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'Railway Children' actress Dinah Sheridan dies, aged 92

25 November 2012 11:13 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Dinah Sheridan has died, aged 92. The film star was perhaps best known as the mother in The Railway Children in 1970. Her agent Gareth Owen confirmed that she died peacefully in her sleep at her Northwood, Middlesex home on Sunday morning (November 25) surrounded by her close family. Born Dinah Nadyejda Ginsburg in 1920, she was the mother of actress and Magpie star Jenny Hanley and politician Sir Jeremy Hanley. Her first role was Wendy in a stage version of Peter Pan as a 12-year-old, before breaking into films as a teenager. One of Sheridan's most prominent parts was in the 1953 comedy Genevieve opposite (more) »

- By Tom Eames

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Today in Horror History: Hammer Double Feature

8 October 2012 4:00 PM, PDT | FEARnet | See recent FEARnet news »

On October 8, way back in 1970, Hammer Films released a double bill of The Horror of Frankenstein and Scars of Dracula.

Horror of Frankenstein is one of many Hammer frankenfilms and falls into the mon-com category (monster comedy). Co-written and directed by Jimmy Sangster, Horror of Frankenstein stars Ralph Bates as Victor Frankenstein. Bates was cast to give the movie “youth appeal” and is portrayed as the young, sexy-pants version of the old standard. Kate O’Mara of Hammer’s The Vampire Killers, plays his housekeeper/bed warmer. David Prowse who is best known as Darth Vader in Star Wars portrays the square-headed, muscle-bound monster, who could easily be a WWF star today. He played Frankenstein for Hammer one more time, in Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell.

The general gist of the story is when Victor Frankenstein isn’t killing neighbors to piece together his monster, he’s frolicking with his maid. »

- Sara Castillo

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Cinema Retro Covers The "Bond In Motion" Gala At The National Motor Museum, Beaulieu

16 January 2012 4:09 PM, PST | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

By Dave Worrall 

Photos copyright Mark Mawston. All rights reserved. 

Britt Ekland with the Aston Martin Vanquish from Die Another Day outside the entrance.

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The 50th anniversary of the James Bond film series got off the grid yesterday (Sun 15th) with the official launch of 'Bond in Motion: 50 Vehicles, 50 Years', an exhibition of OO7-related vehicles at the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu in Hampshire. To commemorate this historic turning point in the Bond franchise, Eon Productions (the Bond film-makers) and the motor museum (celebrating its 40th anniversary this year), have put together the largest official collection of famous James Bond vehicles the world has ever seen.

Sunday also saw Eon kick-start the 50th anniversary with many special features in British newspapers and magazine supplements including The Mail on Sunday and The Sunday Mirror.

Before opening to the public on January 17th, the »

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