Thursday, 13 September 2018

RIP Fenella Fielding.



Known mostly for her appearances in the Carry On films, Ms Fielding was amongst that great portfolio of British film 'character actors'; roles for whom have now been almost exclusively relegated to TV.

Back in 1971 Ms Fielding offered 'An Evening With....' performance in a small room above The William Cobbett pub' in Farnham. For someone of her calibre, it seemed a strange location for a show. There must have been about 20 people (max) in the audience. It was a very intimate affair.

Lady Magnon was heavily pregnant at the time, and we laughed so much during the show, that she was later rushed to hospital, where our oldest son soon arrived. 

I can never hear her name, or see her photo, without linking those two events.

Ms Fielding died on Tuesday, aged 90.

p.s. If you believed her to have been Marty Feldman's sister (as I did for a while); she wasn't. It was just a bit of 'Fake News'.



19 comments:

  1. Ah, someone with the same first name mentioned something that I did not absorb. That must have been who she was talking about. Ninety is not a bad age to reach.

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  2. She was such a funny lady, played the femme fatale beautifully, so sad, but a good age to go....

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    1. She was hilarious on the night we went to see her. We didn't stop laughing!

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  3. She had a beautiful voice with purrfect diction. Great memory of her for you.

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  4. I never saw her in the Carry On films (On the whole not my cup of tea) but I fell in love with her back on the 60s simply because of her mellifluous voice and her wonderful command of the English language.

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  5. She was born a Feldman so guess that is how the story about being related to Marty came about. In fact her brother Bas was a Tory member of the House of Lords.

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    1. As one time it was taken for granted that she was Marty's sister. Of course she wasn't; she moved in far loftier circles.

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  6. I must have missed her at the William Cobbett. I really fancied her when I was a kid.

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    1. She has such a sexy voice, it was difficult not to fancy her.

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  7. I remember her voice and her eye makeup.

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    1. She was very distinctive, if not a classic beauty.

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  8. I saw her in so many things in my cinema going days - a lovely woman.

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    1. One forgets how widely her career spanned. She turned-up all over the place!

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  9. A voice like poured chocolate.

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