Nanette Newman (born 29 May 1934), is an English actress and author.
Born in Northampton, England, she was educated at Sternhold College, the Italia Conti Academy stage school and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London.
An actress who made the most of her talents, notably in the films directed by her husband, Bryan Forbes, she made her first appearance in film as a teenager in Personal Affairs in 1953. There followed a number of period roles, including the heroine in The Wrong Box (1966), The Raging Moon (1970) as the girl in a wheelchair in The Madwoman of Chaillot (1969), and in International Velvet (1978).
From a variety background, she acted on stage and became well known for TV ads for Fairy Liquid. The author of thirty children’s books and six cookery books, she won the Cookbook of the Year Award with The Summer Cookbook, and presented a children's television cooking show in the mid 1970s called Fun Food Factory.
Married to Director Bryan Forbes since 1955, she became a West Ham...
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Captain Nemo and the Underwater City is a 1969 British film, featuring the character Captain Nemo and some of the settings of Jules Verne's novel Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. It was written by Pip and Jane Baker and stars Robert Ryan as Nemo.It is considered a follow-up film to the 1954 film 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and 1961's Mysterious Island.In this story, Nemo rescues a group of survivors from a sinking ship and takes them to his underwater city, a self-sustaining utopian colony with communitarian inhabitants. He will not allow them to leave his colony and return to civilization, but they finally escape in their urge for personal freedom.The movie starts off on a ship caught in a storm. The vessel sinks. As several of its passengers begin to drown divers bring them to the Nautilus. From there they are taken to a magnificent underwater city led by Nemo. In addition to its Utopian lifstyle the people also discover much of the city is made of gold. Two...,
The Whisperers is a 1961 novel by Robert Nicolson. It was made into a 1967 film by Bryan ForbesIt tells the story of an impoverished old woman living alone in a seedy apartment who lives in a fantasy world in which she is an heiress. When she discovers stolen money hidden by her son, she believes her fantasy has come true.The movie was adapted by Bryan Forbes from the novel by Robert Nicolson. It was directed by Forbes. It stars Dame Edith Evans, Eric Portman, Nanette Newman and Gerald Sim.Edith Evans was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress, and won the BAFTA Award, the Silver Bear award at the Berlin International Film Festival, the National Board of Review award, and the New York Film Critics Circle award, all for Best Actress....
The Wrong Box is a 1966 British comedy film made by Salamander Film Productions and distributed by Columbia Pictures. It was produced and directed by Bryan Forbes from a screenplay by Larry Gelbart and Burt Shevelove, based on the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne. The film is notable for using intertitles to describe the action, a technique usually associated with silent films.It stars a number of Britain's best comic actors of the time, including John Mills, Ralph Richardson, Michael Caine, Peter Cook, Dudley Moore, Peter Sellers, Irene Handl and Tony Hancock.The plot concerns two brothers (John Mills and Ralph Richardson) who are the last surviving members of a tontine, an investment scheme set up many years before in which the last surviving member stands to receive a fortune. This sets up the premise with Mills' character trying to kill Richardson's, by various fantastical means. Michael Caine plays Mills' grandson, a dim-witted medical student, and Peter Cook...,
The Wrong Arm of the Law is a 1963 black-and-white British comedy movie starring Peter Sellers, directed by Cliff Owen and written in part by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson. Though not an Ealing Studios production, it is in the whimsical, gently satirical manner associated with Ealing's output, and features many familiar British comic performers.
The plot, set in London, concerns a gang of criminals from Australia, who impersonate officers of the law to perpetrate robberies. Local gang leader Pearly Gates (Sellers), who operates from the cover of a French couturier, finds his takings cut severely, and blames rival crook Nervous O'Toole (Bernard Cribbins). When it emerges that they are both being scammed by the same gang, they join forces, along with Lionel Jeffries' Police Inspector "Nosey" Parker, to bring the so-called "I.P.O mob" to justice. Nanette Newman provides the love interest, the ubiquitous John Le Mesurier plays a senior policeman, and a young Michael Caine has a small and...
The League Of Gentlemen is a 1959 British crime film, directed by Basil Dearden. It was based on the 1958 novel by John Boland, and was adapted by Bryan Forbes. The film was made through Allied Film Makers in just two months and was distributed by the Rank Organisation, premièring in 1960.
It was one of the first English films to have all the elements of the successful 1950s U.S. heist films, although with a distinctly English tinge. It was the most successful British film of the year.
A fully restored edition of the movie was released as a Special Edition DVD in the UK in 2006. Extra features on the DVD included a South Bank Show documentary.
It is night-time on an empty street. A manhole cover opens from below, and out climbs Lieutenant-Colonel Norman Hyde (Jack Hawkins) immaculately dressed in a dinner suit. He gets into a Rolls-Royce and sets off home. There he prepares various envelopes each containing a copy of an American crime paperback entitled The Golden Fleece, one-half of...,
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