‘You won’t see me, I was playing a wall-flower,’ but rest assured Daphne was there, in Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie.
‘I’m in a scene with June Whitfield when everyone is dancing.’ This is clearly described by Jennifer Saunders as, ‘some kind of late-night lesbo party’ and Daphne’s sitting to left of screen with a fancy glass of champagne in her hand!
‘It’s meant to be the South of France but was shot in a hotel in London.’
They did have fun.
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Trailer for the award-winning short thriller ‘Cold Caller’ starring Daphne Neville, Philip Cook and Peter Stenson
“An elderly couple encounter a mysterious ‘cold caller’. Convinced of his credentials, they invite him into their home with unexpected consequences.”
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Daphne has had another busy year, giving talks on otter conservation and appearing in a number of feature films including ‘Ab Fab’ the movie, and the new ‘Bridget Jones’ as well as ‘The Crown’ for Netflix. She is currently presenting ‘The Pensioners Guide to the UK’ produced by Rumpus Media for Channel 4.
Next week Daphne is off to BBC Manchester to appear in a new quiz programme, before flying off to film in Amsterdam.
Romsey Agricultural and Horse Show. Pic: Daphne Neville with Rudi the Otter
Having recently appeared in Broadchurch, playing Charlotte Rampling’s ancient mother, Daphne Neville has just finished filming Cold Caller, a short film by Philip Cook, shot on location in the Cotswolds.
It is a chilling tale shot by Matt Bigwood and produced by George Collings. Daphne plays Marjorie, an old lady who receives a call from a certain security expert who does not take his gloves off when he accepts a cup of tea.
It has been fun following the development of this film in the press and on Facebook.
It is currently in post-production.
The body is still to be found.
On Wednesday 12th November Daphne appeared with Rudi the Otter on Channel 4’s morning programme ‘Daily Brunch’ chatting about otter conservation with Dr Daniel Allen and the presenters Tim Lovejoy and Simon Rimmer.
Brunch at Princess TV that day consisted of spicy tilapia salad – “an’otter version of fish”.
Rudi much enjoyed going to the TV studios at Whitley’s shopping centre in Bayswater, where the daytime TV programme is recorded.
To watch the item please click on Channel 4 catch-up. It is on after the first break.
Daphne Neville appears at the beginning of this trailer for The Invisible Woman, directed by Ralph Fiennes.
‘Truly, Mr Dickens,’ she assures him. ‘It is never so alive as when it is spoken by its author.’
The hectic scene featured at the start of this official trailer was shot on location at Harrow School where Daphne’s grandson was a pupil. Her wig was originally made for Judi Dench, she rather liked the bonnet and had a wonderful driver.
Written by Abi Morgan, and also starring Felicity Jones and Kirsten Scott Thomas the film has been described as ‘brilliantly acted, vibrantly alive… ‘
Since the movie trailer has been watched nearly 4,800,000 times, we have great expectations.
For more stills of Daphne appearing in costume dramas please click here.
An Otter Garden Party was held at Baker’s Mill, Frampton Mansell in Gloucestershire on Sunday 30th March from 4.00-6.00pm in aid of the IOSF ~ ‘International Otter Survival Fund’.
We are raising money to release into the wild two orphaned British otters rescued from the recent floods near Newbury and invited people to bring their friends to meet our tame otters Belinda and Rudi. Dogs on leads were very welcome, tea and cakes were served and a raffle with fabulous prizes was held by the Oak and Furrows Rescue Centre. The weather was warm and everyone enjoyed walking around the gardens by the historic lake. The River Frome, which flows down the Golden Valley from Baker’s Mill, was in full spate and many people walked home along the Thames and Severn Canal.
Sophie Neville was signing copies of her book Funnily Enough, which describes life with the tame otters at Baker’s Mill.
Thanks to everyone’s support about 150 people came along and we raised nearly £500, which was wonderful. Most people arrived on foot, which was impressive since Baker’s Mill is really in the middle of nowhere.
For information on the next Otter Open Day please email: Daffyneville@yahoo.com
If you missed the event but would like to make a donation please click here for the IOSF site.