Monday, 16 September 2013

Familiar Faces: Number 1:
Megs Jenkins
How often, when watching a film, do you spot a familiar face and think Where have I seen them before? We all do it, then spend the rest of the film just waiting to fire up the laptop and 'IMDB' the film to find out their name. A few clicks later and you've got a list of all their onscreen appearances.
If you spend enough time watching old British films you soon realise there was a small group of actors and actresses who could always be relied upon to put in a solid performance in a minor role.
And this regular feature will help to celebrate the lesser known stalwarts of British cinema.
First off, we offer you Megs Jenkins: You need a chubby, friendly-faced lady to play a barmaid, nurse or housekeeper? Then look no further - she's your girl:
Jenkins & Patricia Roc - Millions Like Us (1943)
With Rosamond Johns in The Lamp Still Burns (1943)
with Robert Griffith and Jenny Laird, in Painted Boats (1945)
in 'The Man in the Sky' (1956)
The Passionate Stranger (1957)
Green for Danger (1946)
Secret People  (1951)
with Bruce Seton & Liam Redmond in The Cruel Sea (1953)

Indiscreet (1958)
with Deborah Kerr in The Innocents (1961)
in another medical role, as the ward sister in 'Bunny Lake is Missing' (1965)

Oliver (1968)

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