Pamela Franklin

  1. Ann Davies, Doctor Who #10: The Dalek Invasion of Earth, TV, 1964. Pamelawas due to be Jenny in the resistance group helping Doc1 William Hartnell tackle the Daleks in… 2164. She was, however, on a movie roll… co-starring with Dirk Bogarde, Marlon Brando, Bette Davis, John Hurt, Maggie Smith. Davies later married actor Richard Briers (aka The Chief Caretaker/Kroagnon in #145: Paradise Towers, 1987). Their daughter also acts: Lucy Briers.
  2. Olivia Hussey, Romeo and Juliet, UK-Italy, 1967. The first version where the stars were close to the ages of Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers.  Leonard Whiting and Olivia were 17 and 15. At MGM, circa 1935, Leslie Howard and Norma Shearer were, ridiculously, 43 and 35!  Italian director Franco Zeffirelli saw 500 hopeful Juliets, including Hollywood’s Kim Darby, Anjelica Huston and Bernadette Peters and the UK’s Jenny Agutter, Angela Cartwright, Sarah Douglas, Pamela Franklin, Susan George, singer Lulu (Phil Collins and Paul McCartney had been seen for Romeo!), Jane Seymour, Madeline Smith, Sally Thomsett and the model Twiggy. He then fell (literally) for the Argentine-born Hussey: “the unrequited love of my life.” Zeffirelli had to obtain permission for the scene as Olivia was 15.  “But in Europe a lot of the films had nudity,” she said. “It wasn’t that big a deal. Leonard wasn’t shy at all! and I just completely forgot I didn’t have clothes on.” And yet, (a) she found herself legally banned from seeing her own nudity in the London premiere as she was under 18 and (b) by 2023, Hussey and Whiting (in their 70s) were suing Paramount for having their “child abuse” nude scenes and causing them suffering all their lives!!! .     Olivia grew up to join the Stars Wars, play the mothers of Jesus and Norman Bates and the life of Mother Teresa.
  3. Candace Glendenning, Nicholas and Alexandra, 1970.   Twenty-three young Brits (including  two becoming real-life lovers of two different Doctor Whos!) were seen for the four daughters of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia in this, alas, ponderous account of their of their tragic lives. Jenny Agutter, Janina Faye, the Yokohama-born Pamela Franklin, Candace Glendenning, Olivia Hussey and Lord Bangor’s daughter, Lalla Ward, were tested for the third daughter of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia: Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna. The entire royal family was assassinated in 1918. (Hussey was selected by Franco Zeffirelli over Agutter, Franklin and Ward  for his 1967 Juliet), 

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