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Mary MacLeod obituary

13 June 2016 7:28 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Actor best known for appearances in the Lindsay Anderson films If …. and O Lucky Man!

Mary MacLeod, who has died aged 78, was a prolific character actor whose face was more familiar than her name. She left her most lasting impression in two of the establishment-baiting films of the director Lindsay Anderson.

First, she secured herself a place in screen history when she played the housemaster’s wife Mrs Kemp in the private school satire If …. (1968), starring Malcolm McDowell, in which she walked naked down a corridor and into the boys’ dormitory. It was only the second time that the British Board of Film Censors, as it was then named, had passed full-frontal female nudity (the first was in Blow-Up in 1966). The BBFC did a trade-off, agreeing to allow this in exchange for the deletion of male full-frontal nudity from a shower scene.

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Mary MacLeod obituary

13 June 2016 7:28 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Actor best known for appearances in the Lindsay Anderson films If …. and O Lucky Man!

Mary MacLeod, who has died aged 78, was a prolific character actor whose face was more familiar than her name. She left her most lasting impression in two of the establishment-baiting films of the director Lindsay Anderson.

First, she secured herself a place in screen history when she played the housemaster’s wife Mrs Kemp in the private school satire If …. (1968), starring Malcolm McDowell, in which she walked naked down a corridor and into the boys’ dormitory. It was only the second time that the British Board of Film Censors, as it was then named, had passed full-frontal female nudity (the first was in Blow-Up in 1966). The BBFC did a trade-off, agreeing to allow this in exchange for the deletion of male full-frontal nudity from a shower scene.

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- Anthony Hayward

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Bill Nighy to star in 'Triple Word Score'

25 May 2016 2:13 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Comedy-drama scripted by Frank Cottrell Boyce.

Bill Nighy, one of Britain’s best loved character actors, is to star in Hurricane FilmsTriple Word Score, a new feature scripted by Frank Cottrell Boyce (Hilary and Jackie, 24 Hour Party People).

The film is in the growing slate of features to be executive produced by Gibson & MacLeod - the outfit behind Hurricane FilmsEmily Dickinson biopic, A Quiet Passion.

Triple Word Score will mark the directorial debut of Carl Hunter who has collaborated extensively with Cottrell Boyce on various other ventures including an award winning children’s book and an online narrative project.

The supernatural comedy-drama follows the story of a father (Nighy) searching for his missing son, with whom he shared a passion for the board game Scrabble. The film is a journey of mystery, self-discovery and hope.

Shooting will take place this summer in the UK - in Liverpool and West Lancashire.

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- geoffrey@macnab.demon.co.uk (Geoffrey Macnab)

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