Following the recent passing of Susannah York at the weekend, JJ has asked us to post this message:
I was greatly saddened to hear of the recent death of Susannah York. I had the pleasure of working with her on the Norfolk Coast short. Not being a pro actor I was slightly nervous about the whole thing but she put me completely at ease.
During one scene when I was supposed to be talking to her I kept on fluffing my lines and just couldn’t manage to remember them, such as they were, so she said to me ” Do what Marlon did .(she had worked with Brando on Superman) He just pinned the words on my front and read them off.” Well that saved me a bit of bother.
After that I invited her to come to one of our gigs at Shepherds Bush Empire which she said she thoroughly enjoyed .
A lovely lady. Total respect. JJ