Born Friday 17 September 1920, died Sunday 25 November 2012
What a thrill it was to play opposite Maurice Evans in this brilliant, dazzling musical, based on the life of two of the greatest personalities in stage history.
After all, a job isn't worth doing unless you enjoy it.
Well, I suppose that, in a sense, every screen role is a favourite with me.
So I regard my part in Genevieve as a real challenge.
Until Genevieve I had tended towards the more dramatic type of role.
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.
The corsets I wore in The Railway Children are still in my undies drawer, a prized relic of my favourite film.
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.
I got a divorce eleven years later on the grounds of cruelty, which is still not easy in England.
But I had promised my husband never to accept another engagement. It was not a very happy time for me.
They wanted Guy Middleton instead of Kenneth More, and even Kay Kendall wasn't their first choice!
I was a sickly child, contracting tuberculosis at the age of five.