She acted in William Shakespeare's play, "The Winter's Tale," at the Phoenix Theatre in London, England with John Gielgud, Diana Wynyard, Flora Robson, Brewster Mason, Lewis Casson, John Moffatt, John Whiting, Paul Hardwick, George Howe, George Rose, and Richard Gale in the cast. Peter Brook was director.
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Virginia McKenna OBE | Virginia
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"There are some roles you can put out of your mind the moment you get home. But not this one. (Violette Szabo in Carve Her Name with Pride
(1958)) It's the part of a life time.
Has written several books: "On Playing with Lions" (1976), "Some of My Friends Have Tails" (1970), "Beyond the Bars: The Zoo Dilemma" (1987), "Into the Blue (1992), "Journey to Freedom" (1997) and, most recently, her autobiography, "The Life in My Years" (2009).