The corsets I wore in The Railway Children are still in my undies drawer, a prized relic of my favourite film.
I was a sickly child, contracting tuberculosis at the age of five.
I got a divorce eleven years later on the grounds of cruelty, which is still not easy in England.
I had promised my husband never to accept another engagement. It was hard. It was not a very happy time for me.
I've had a very strange life. Whenever I've married, I've married for life. But things have gone desperately wrong.
Well, I suppose that, in a sense, every screen role is a favourite with me.
While making Genevieve, I learned there could be a lot more to a film than just acting in it.
Over my desk hangs a poster from The Railway Children that my husband had framed for me. It is so lovely to see the children smiling as they run down the railway track.
After all, a job isn't worth doing unless you enjoy it.
But I had promised my husband never to accept another engagement. It was not a very happy time for me.
I actually enjoy wearing the corsets required in some period films.
It was one of the marvellous feelings of the film, having the music going in your head while doing scenes.
So I regard my part in Genevieve as a real challenge.
They wanted Guy Middleton instead of Kenneth More, and even Kay Kendall wasn't their first choice!
Until Genevieve I had tended towards the more dramatic type of role.
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