Actress known for roles in Bridget Jones’s Diary and Jack Brown and the Curse of the Crown. Also known for her role as Laura West in the ITV sitcom The Upper Hand. She died in a car crash in London in 1998.
About Honor Blackman in brief
Honor Blackman was an English actress, widely known for the roles of Cathy Gale in The Avengers, Bond girl Pussy Galore in Goldfinger and Julia Daggett in Shalako. She is also known for her role as Laura West in the ITV sitcom The Upper Hand. Blackman’s film debut was a nonspeaking part in Fame Is the Spur. She had roles in the films Bridget Jones’s Diary and Jack Brown and the Curse of the Crown. In the late 1970s, she toured Australia and New Zealand with Michael Craig and Colleen Clifford in the comedy play Move Over, Mrs Markham. In 2005, she developed a one-woman show, Word of Honor, which premiered in October 2006. In 2007, Blackman took over the role of Fraulein Schneider in Cabaret at the Lyric Theatre in London’s West End. She played Hera in Jason and the Argonauts, which featured stop-motion animation by Ray Harryhausen.
In 1983, she appeared in a film of Agatha Christie’s The Secret of Juno, starring Rita Veyer and Rita Adversary. In 1972, she and Richard Basehart played a pair of Shakespearean actors who commit murder in the crime series Columbo. She also appeared in the film adaptation of The Secret Of The Golden Notebook, in which she played the lead role of Lady Macbeth. She died in a car crash in London in 1998. She was buried in a private ceremony at St Paul’s Cathedral, London, with her husband and three children. Her funeral was held at St James’ Church, Ealing, on the day after her 90th birthday. Her husband and two children were also buried in Ealing on the same day. She has a daughter and a son, both of whom were born in the 1970s and 1980s, and a step-son, who is also an actor.