News & Updates
I'm really looking forward to attending Chiller this weekend. Not only will I be with my friends Martine and Veronica but I'm excited to see Christopher Neame again as we've not seen one other since Dracula AD 1972. It's always a great event so if you are able, come along and say hello; we promise not to bite!
The newsletter will be sent to the printers early next week when I get back from Chiller.
Love Caroline xx
23rd Dec 2016
My dear friend Caitriona Fitzsimons, my beautiful daughter Georgina Dugdale and the talented director Jason Read make a wonderful combination. Please check out this fabulous short film - I might be a little bias, but I think it's fab! http://becomingshortfilm.weebly.com
16th June 2015
So very saddened to hear about the passing of my friend Christopher Lee. He truely was The Icon of Horror and just about every other genre out there. He had amazing presence on and off screen and he inhabited every role he played. He certainly made a huge impact on me as a young actress, I found him amazingly inspirational to work with in Dracula AD 1972. He leaves behind him a huge legacy of work in a long illustrious career. The film world will be a less illuminated place without him although his light will still shine on screen forever. RIP Christopher
27th April 2015
I did an interview recently for a BBC Radio 4 documentary called Black Aquarius (Archive on 4: Black Aquarius) about the occult revival from the 1960s and 70s through popular culture. It was broadcast on Saturday 25th April but is still available to listen again on the BBC iPlayer
11the January 2015
So sad to hear about the parting of my dear friend and mentor Brian Clemens from his sons Sam and George. Brian was a true writing genius with his figure always on the pulse of what was happening. He was my wonderful director in one of my personal favourite film roles in Captain Kronos Vampire Hunter. He leaves us a huge catalogue of writing and screen credits including the highly commercial and successful The Avengers, The New Avengers and The Professionals. Also: Adam Adamant Lives!, The Champions, The Protectors, The Persuaders!, The Golden Voyage of Sinbad, Dr Jekyll & Sister Hyde and Captain Kronos. He was extremely instrumental in me getting the role of Margiana in The Golden Voyage of Sinbad. He'll be sorely missed by his loving, strong family, friends and peers alike. Nobody had a bad word to say about him. He was a tireless professional, always seeking perfection and his superior knowledge of film and television made him unique. He was also one of the kindest and funniest men I knew and I'm proud to call him my friend. Ever the gentleman with a twinkle in his eye. I will miss you Brian
I’m proud to announce that I have become a trustee of the Ray & Diana Harryhausen Foundation. The aim of the Foundation is to preserve and promote the vast body of work achieved by Ray in his lifetime and also to encourage gifted young animators in the profession. The anniversary of Ray's passing is today (7th May) and I look forward to celebrating his wonderful talent through my contribution as a trustee. If you are interested in finding out more about the Ray & Diana Harryhausen Foundation, you can visit their website. You can also keep up to date with their projects and events by following them on Facebook or Twitter
I've recently been shown an old footage which I believe has become available from Pathe News. It's called Body Paint and thought I'd share it with you if you've not already seen it. It was filmed such a long time ago (1967). We were lucky with the weather and during that time the Serpentine wasn't too merky. I think the young man doing the painting was an up and coming male model. I don't think he'd done it before by the looks of it and I'd certainly not had it done before or since! Body art was just emerging at that time and having a background in art, I thought "why not give it a whirl".