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    Does anyone know who was the girl/actress? in the Gainsborough Pictures sign off at the end of their films (just watched "The wicked lady")I think the original painting of this scene by Thomas Gainsborough was an actress too but not sure?



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    I think Glennis Lorimer was the actress who was the "Gainsborough Lady". She also appeared in films, most notably Will Hay's 1939 comedy "Ask a policeman".



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    Thanks Mike, that was quick

    Was she the only one or did they use different actress/actors .I seem to recall a few actor logo british film companies, Rank, they (i think)used different actors, Anglo Amalgamated had an actor, Charles Atlas type as a logo



    Can anyone recall any more?

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    I used to live around the corner from the studios that were set next to the Union Canal New North Rd Islington in the 40s. I remember seeing funny dressed people (extras) popping into the local pub for a quick half. I was about 6-7.



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    name='A Pemberton']Thanks Mike, that was quick

    Was she the only one or did they use different actress/actors .I seem to recall a few actor logo british film companies, Rank, they (i think)used different actors, Anglo Amalgamated had an actor, Charles Atlas type as a logo



    Can anyone recall any more?


    I think Gainsborough used various actresses over the years, and certainly Glennis Lorimer was the main one, as Mr T says, see Glennis Lorimer



    However, a painting was also used for some films - which, er, didn't therefore turn towards the audience and bow her head!



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    Any chance to share with people, one of my all times favorite French actresses:

    CHARLOTTE GAINSBOURG

    film.guardian.co.uk/interview/interviewpages/0,6737,797919,00.html







    As for Ms. Lorimer, I don't have a picture of what she looks like, and don't remember her in Ask a Cop , even if it was a larger role than she was accustomed to.

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    name='WiseFilms']Any chance to share with people, one of my all times favorite French actresses:

    CHARLOTTE GAINSBOURG

    Guardian Unlimited Film | Interviews | Interview: Charlotte Gainsbourg


    She's a bit young to have ever appeared in any Gainsborough films




    As for Ms. Lorimer, I don't have a picture of what she looks like, and don't remember her in Ask a Cop, even if it was a larger role than she was accustomed to.
    I think that her appearance as the Gainsborough lady in their title sequence was her best known role.





    After posing for a while, she bows her head a bit and smiles at the audience - or something like that.



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    Then there's her appearance in Crown vs. Stevens (1936).

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    name='JamesM']Then there's her appearance in Crown vs. Stevens (1936).


    As I said, nothing that she's well known for :



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    Well she certainly made an impression as PC Graham Moffat's bird in "Ask a Policeman"! Harbottle was after her too!

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    name='A Pemberton']Does anyone know who was the girl/actress? in the Gainsborough Pictures sign off at the end of their films (just watched "The wicked lady")I think the original painting of this scene by Thomas Gainsborough was an actress too but not sure?



    Thanks


    There is an early version from the 1920's at the start of films like'The Return of the Rat' from 1929 featuring Ivor Novello. This is different to the latter version that your refer too

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    I remember an episode of the Morecambe & Wise Show,where before one of Ern's plays,the Gainsbrough Picture was shown,but instead of Glennis Lorimer it was Henry Cooper

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    She's a bit young to have ever appeared in any Gainsborough films
    So What!...



    It's not even the same spelling as the venerable Studio. Whatever!

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    name='WiseFilms']So What!...



    It's not even the same spelling as the venerable Studio. Whatever!


    What Gainsborough picture was this lady in? I am guessing it was not one of the silent ones :

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    Perhaps one for the London members, can anyone clear up which Borough the site falls/fell within? Some say Hackney, others Islington. I presume there may have been mergers and boundary changes down the years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DB7
    Perhaps one for the London members, can anyone clear up which Borough the site falls/fell within? Some say Hackney, others Islington. I presume there may have been mergers and boundary changes down the years.
    Do you have its address?



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    It states this in the Wiki discussion:

    " It should be noted that many references to the studio describe them as Islington; this is due to the confusion with the N1 postcode, and they may have been called Islington Studios during their lifetime. However, the actual site is wholly within the London Borough of Hackney, in Poole Street."



    Which begs the question, why refer to them as Isllington Studios?



    Think I'll have to delve into the bookshelf.

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    Status, I suppose - like Elstree Studios are so called even though they are down within Boreham Wood; literally the wrong side of the railway tracks in this case...



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    This is from the Islington .gov site:



    " One of the greatest film directors of all time, Sir Alfred Hitchcock, (1899-1980), began his legendary career at Islington Studios, in Poole Street (just over the borough border). "

    Film Stars



    So I'm guessing for some reason they were called Islington but located in Hackney?

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    Well I am sure the critics could have had several field days with quota output from somewhere known as Hackney(ed) Studios...



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