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Dedicated to the work of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger and all the other people, both actors and technicians who helped them make those wonderful films.

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Letters about Roger Livesey

I made a film with Roger's wife when I was 7 or 8 playing Jean Simmons as a child and Ursula Jeans (Rogers wife) played my mother. [This was The Woman in the Hall (1947)]

Both Ursula and Roger were very very kind to me and gave me a huge bear (at least 4ft long) called "Mr Bruno" (that was in the film) as a present when the film was over.

When Roger and I did The Pallisers I believe Ursula had just died, and Roger was heartbroken (he must have been in his 70's). He often brought strawberries or vegetables to rehearsal from his garden. He was very kind, very gentle and a perfect gentleman with beautiful manners and a unique voice.

    Susan Hampshire

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