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Has she gone into producing films then?
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Has she gone into producing films then? Not yet, but she had been looking into it. (She had a website for her company, Hammer Glammer Films Ltd., but I think it's no longer online.) Back in (I think) the Eighties, she had interested Cubby Broccoli in her first novel, Cuckoo Run. He optioned the film rights and Ingrid had hoped to play the lead character, Nina Dalton, in the thriller. But Eon decided to stay focused on doing 007 and Broccoli ultimately let the option lapse. I've sometimes wondered how she might have done with the role of Ayesha, had Hammer done more films based on H. Rider Haggard's SHE novels. (Although, unlike the Hammer versions, Ayesha had raven hair.) With those melancholy eyes, I think Ingrid could have brought some degree of sympathy to the character.
Has she gone into producing films then?
Feb 8 10 7:17 PM
Ingrid Pitt is very very unwell.
She showed up at a Doctor Who convention I went to last Sunday.
I knew she was ill & not altogether rational following her stroke, she was
pretty bad last time I saw her a few years back, but still I was shocked.
She’d just come out from Intensive Care (!!!) & the organisers warned us to
be gentle with her.
It was pitiful, she really should not have been there. The
organisers were unhappy, it looked like no-one had told them how bad Ingrid
really was. I’m not sure who agreed to her turning up – her or her quiet hubby
hovering in the background. It might have been her, she’d brought all her usual
tat just in case.
She came in breathing heavily with someone on each arm
propping her up & faced with a set of 5-6 steps to the stage she whined ‘I
can’t do this!’. On stage she behaved like a grumpy child, obviously confused &
kept loudly interrupting the others.
She didn’t respond to the Interviewer’s simple question. Any
memories of 'Warriors of the Deep'?: ‘No!’. Then she started asking him things like
‘Who are you?’ & ‘What are you doing here?’.
Really disturbing was her preoccupation with death. When
someone began talking about their character’s death scene, Ingrid
interrupted loudly ‘No no I don’t like you story!’. Asked about 'Warriors' director
Pennant Roberts she gave a hazy account of him making a speech at a memorial
service ending with ‘so every time I pass the funeral home I think of Pennant
but (shuddering & pulling her coat round her) I don’t like to think about
The signing afterwards became a relay race as they wanted Ingrid out
ASAP. They took the item, rushed it to Ingrid & back again. While we
understood why it was happening everyone still felt cheated that they’d taken
the money & were now trying the sympathy vote to get out of earning it.
Looking at her site now I know there’s no way she can be
writing any of it & anyone who’s been chatting to her via email is being conned.
She shouldn’t be doing this. She should be in a home giving
some obviously much needed care. If whoever is pushing her to attend events
doesn’t stop soon she won’t be with us much longer.
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Mykol Gantt08 wrote:
Actually after reading her autobio I think it's Ingrid more than anyone else who keeps insisting on appearances even when she's not well.
Feb 13 10 11:52 AM
anyone who’s been chatting to her via email is being conned.
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I'm glad to hear she's doing better. Thanks for the good news.
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I learned some new swear words when Ingrid was told she would have to scrap 80,000 words.
Thanks for sharing that latest, Richard! Over the weekend I finally got my hands on the Hammer Glamour book, as well as the Hammer DVD from the FANEX Files (which has some great onscreen comments from the actress). Both were a belated Valentine's Day gift to myself.
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