(November 1947, January 1948, & March 1948) She acted in William Shakespeare's play, "The Taming of the Shrew," at the Old Vic at the New Theatre in London, England with Trevor Howard (1947), John Clements (1948), Mark Dignam, Patricia Burke, Bernard Miles, Rosalind Atkinson, George Rose, Peter Copley, Harry Andrews, Kenneth ...
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Larry [Laurence Olivier
] saw me when I was at the Mercury, doing a revival of the Mask of Virtue, the play in which Vivien Leigh had made her name. Apparently they had come to see the play and then asked me to do a test for Henry V - I didn't even know Larry was filming it. Larry also asked Janet Burnell who was playing my mother to test for the Queen, and we both got the parts. It had been ...
Asherson's serendipitous casting as French Princess Katherine in Henry V
(1944) was the result of Olivier fearing that 'Vivien Leigh was too big a star and might eclipse his own performance in the title role'.