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The corsets I wore in The Railway Children are still in my undies drawer, a prized relic of my favourite film.

The corsets I wore in The Railway Children are still in my undies drawer, a prized relic of my favourite film.

I was a sickly child, contracting tuberculosis at the age of five. ---->>>

I had promised my husband never to accept another engagement. It was hard. It was not a very happy time for me. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

I got a divorce eleven years later on the grounds of cruelty, which is still not easy in England. ---->>>

I've had a very strange life. Whenever I've married, I've married for life. But things have gone desperately wrong. ---->>>

They wanted Guy Middleton instead of Kenneth More, and even Kay Kendall wasn't their first choice! ---->>>

Well, I suppose that, in a sense, every screen role is a favourite with me. ---->>>

While making Genevieve, I learned there could be a lot more to a film than just acting in it. ---->>>

I looked at films as a career from necessity but all I have really wanted is my home and children. The two things just do not work out together when one has to leave home at 5.30 am in the morning to go to the studio. ---->>>

After all, a job isn't worth doing unless you enjoy it. ---->>>

But I had promised my husband never to accept another engagement. It was not a very happy time for me. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

So I regard my part in Genevieve as a real challenge. ---->>>

Until Genevieve I had tended towards the more dramatic type of role. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: English
Born: 09-17, 1920
Birthplace: Hampstead, London, England
Die: 2012-11-25
Occupation: Actress
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Dinah Sheridan (17 September 1920 – 25 November 2012) was an English actress with a career spanning seven decades. She was best known for the films Genevieve (1953) and The Railway Children (1970); the long-running BBC comedy series Don't Wait Up (1983–90); and for her distinguished theatre career in London's West End (wikipedia)