Familiar Faces: Number 1:
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)|
|Green for Danger (1946)|
|Secret People (1951)|
|with Bruce Seton & Liam Redmond in The Cruel Sea (1953)|
|with Deborah Kerr in The Innocents (1961)|