Some of you may not know, but I am big in Hollywood. In fact, I am big wherever I go!
I was recently contacted by a Hollywood Agent, who I suspect was interested in me replacing Daniel Craig as James Bond. As they could not guarantee to film on location at Milford on Sea, to their great disappointment, I declined.
Anyway, whilst chatting ot my new agent friend, it became evident that the gentleman in question knew Frances Fisher. For those that don’t know, Frances is an American stage, television and film actress, who was born in Milford on Sea on 11th May 1952.
She has played leads in 30 plays and has 102 film and television credits to date, including Oscar-winners Unforgiven and Titanic (Best Ensemble Nomination). She played her idol Lucille Ball in the 1991 television-movie Lucy & Desi: Before the Laughter. Ms. Fisher has eight films to be released in 2013; most anticipated is Stephenie Meyers'The Host. Ms. Fisher won The Drama-League Best Ensemble Award for Caryl Churhill's Three More Sleepless Nights, and recently the AC Cinefest Best Actress Award for Pandora's Box.
Favourite collaborations: Arthur Miller, Elia Kazan, Norman Mailer, James Cameron, Paul Schrader, Paul Haggis, Christopher Guest and Katherine Hardwicke.
Frances has a daughter, Francesca, with actor Clint Eastwood, and when she is not working, is actively lending her name and support to numerous political and humanitarian causes such as Peace Over Violence, The Creative Coalition, and the Pink Party for Cancer Research. She served 10 years on the National Board of the Screen Actors Guild, and is a board member of The Environmental Media Association, and a member of Amnesty International, The Actors Studio and Women in Film.
She has not done bad for a ‘Milford Girl’ has she. Anyone out there remember Frances from her time in the village? (Having seen her in a film does not count!)