School for Scandal

Simon & Francoise

I had a fantastic time yesterday filming my friend actress Françoise Pascal at the 400 Studios in Shepherds Bush. Françoise – best known in Britain for her saucy role as French sexpot in LWT’s sitcom Mind Your Language (1977-1979) – also appeared in a slew of cult British films in the 1960s and 1970s, including Norman J Warren’s Loving Feeling (1968), There’s a Girl in My Soup (1970), Soft Beds, Hard Battles (1973) and Keep It Up Downstairs (1976). In the latter movie she starred alongside Mary Millington, and off-screen the two actresses became friends. I was interviewing Françoise for a couple of featurettes to be included on the upcoming DVD releases of Pete Walker’s School for Sex (1968) and Vernon Sewell’s Burke & Hare (1972). Françoise absolutely hated making one of the films, but adored the other. Can you guess which was which…

Photograph strictly © Simon Sheridan 2015

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