She acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Much Ado About Nothing," at the Old Vic Theatre (Royal Victorian Hall) in London, England with Baliol Holloway, Frank Vosper, Dame Edith Evans, Duncan Yarrow, John Garside, Esmond Knight, Neil Porter, and Nell Carter in the cast. Andrew Leigh was director.
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Dame Margaret Rutherford
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[on co-starring with Alastair Sim
in The Happiest Days of Your Life
(1950)] I found doing the film a bit tiresome. Film actors are, by nature, more complicated than stage actors. Mr Sim is a brilliant actor but most competitive.
While filming "The Virgin and the Gypsy" in 1969 Rutherford, who was playing a deaf old grandmother, suffered frequent memory lapses causing filming delays. This resulted in her being replaced by Fay Compton. Unfortunately Rutherford never made another film.