|Chapter title||Carol White: The Bardot of Battersea|
|Editors||Petrie, D., Williams, M. and Mayne, L.|
Largely forgotten by audiences both at home and abroad, Carol White, the ‘Bardot of Battersea’ was for a short period, one of the most well known actresses of her generation in the 1960s. Early film roles (Carry on Teacher, 1959 and Never Let Go, 1960) led to her debut in the television adaptation of Nell Dunn’s Up the Junction in 1965, directed by Ken Loach. This gave rise to her starring in her second of the iconic television Wednesday Plays, where she played the main lead in Cathy Come Home (1966) and then in the film Poor Cow (Ken Loach, 1967).
|Keywords||Carol White, British, 1960s, Realism, Feminist, History|
|Book title||Sixties British Cinema Reconsidered|
|Publisher||Edinburgh University Press|
|Published||31 Mar 2020|