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Daphne Neville appearing in Country Life magazine with her tame otter

Daphne Neville at her home near Cirencester in the Cotswolds with Rudi, her tame Asian short-clawed otter

~ Country Life magazine, 11th September 2019 ~

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September 11, 2019 · 2:07 pm

A talk on Otters at Nature in Art

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Daphne Neville and her otter Rudi have been busy meeting visitors to the Cotswolds. Nature in Art is a fabulous gallery celebrating wildlife art in any number of different guises. It can be found in Twigworth on the Tewkesbury road out of Gloucester. More info here
Animals from The Durrells

Picture: COPYRIGHT John Lawrence 07850 429934

Daphne has been a film and TV actress since 1969. Since the early 1980s she has combined her career with conservation work with otters. This occasion prooved a wonderful chance to actually meet an otter and find out about the thirteen different species of otter from one of their most enthusiastic champions.

Nature in Art is 2 miles north of Gloucester on A38 SatNav Postcode: GL2 9PG

To see what else is on a Nature in Art, please click here

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An interview with Daphne Neville

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Daphne was interviewed recently about her home in the Cotswolds, which has often been used as a film location. After a number of television advertisements and drama serials such as Dark Secret and House of Elliot used the house, Daphne appeared in Cold Caller, an award-winning short film that made good use of the lake. You can read more about it here. 

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Rudi-the-Otter who lives in an enclosure above the converted mill, appeared in the movie Scottish Mussel. He played both himself and his mate in series two of The Durrells and featured in BBCTV’s Natural World Series where he was used to show how otters can smell underwater in the documentary entitled ‘Super-charged Otters’. You can see more photos of filming with the tame otters here.

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Daphne is campaigning for ‘Animal alert’ whistles to be fitted onto vehicles. They prevent pets and wild animals from being run over. They can be obtained cheaply from Amazon.co here

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Daphne’s hand-reared otter Rudi has become quite a TV star

Daphne has been busy filming with her tame otter Rudi starred in the BBC TV Natural World series ‘Suppercharged Otters’ with Charlie Hamilton James, who he is investigating in Mark Wheeler’s photograph above.  To read more about this, please click here or go to the Otters page on this website.

Rudi also appeared in the second series of ‘The Durrells’ as both the male otter Gerald Durrell captured on Corfu, and his mate. To read more about this, please click here.

Daphne Neville with Rudi the Otter in The Durrells

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