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Veronica Hurst


Born - 11 November 1931, Valletta, Malta
Died - 15 November 2022

Glacial, honey-blonde British actress (born in Malta, but brought up in South London) with 'English rose' complexion, well thought of in the 1950s. But, lacking the grittiness of her contemporary Virginia McKenna, she was largely confined to gentle leading roles in co-feature adventures. Born Patricia Wilmshurst, she made her debut in Laughter in Paradise (1951). Other films include Angels One Five (1951), The Yellow Balloon (1952), Will Any Gentleman...? (1953), Storm Over Africa/Royal African Rifles (1953), The Maze (1953), Don't Blame the Stork! (1954), Bang! You're Dead (1954), The Gilded Cage (1955), Peeping Tom (1959), Dead Man's Evidence (1962), Live It Up (1963), Licensed to Kill (1964) and The Boy Cried Murder (1965), her last, although she continued acting on TV for another decade. Her two marriages, to actor William Sylvester and TV director Ian Fordyce, both ended in divorce, although not before giving her four children. She died from natural causes.