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Dame Joan Collins: Exclusive archive photos show star filming Subterfuge in Dorking

A young Joan Collins, now Dame Collins, filming Subterfuge in Westcott, Dorking, in January 1968
Westcott in Dorking welcomed a host of film stars including a young Joan Collins nearly 50 years ago when scenes for the movie, Subterfuge, were filmed in the village.
These photographs from the Surrey Advertiser archives show the striking actress alongside other big names of the day including Gene Barry, Richard Todd and Tom Adams.
Dame Joan, these days a patron of the Surrey charity Shooting Star Chase, was pictured on set at the wheel of a white Mercedes, wearing a smart outfit and patterned headscarf.
A make-up artist was at her side, ready to touch up her eye make-up as the scenes were shot.

The story featured in the Surrey Advertiser and County Times on January 27 1968 and alongside it, just one photograph of the filming was published.
Now, 48 years since the filming took place, we are publishing some of the unpublished shots for Get Surrey readers to enjoy.
At the time the story reported that the actors were recording a sequence for the new spy drama at Churchgate House in Westcott.
Gene Barry on set with Richard Todd
The article said: "This beautiful example of Elizabethan architecture is the home of Trevor Wallace, chairman and managing director of Intertel (VTR) Services Ltd, the company producing the film.
"Mr Wallace, also executive producer of the film, lived in the house when he was a child. Since then his wish was to buy the property, and seven months ago he did just that.
It's a wrap! The elegant Joan Collins at the wheel of a Mercedes-Benz during filming in Westcott, Dorking
"The film is being made because Mr Wallace believes the action of this spy drama is highly topical at this stage of international espionage."
The article went on to reveal a brief synopsis of the film about a top-line Pentagon official, who travels to England to find a leak in British intelligence. Actor Richard Todd played the head of British intelligence and other stars who appeared included Susannah Leigh, Scott Forbes and Colin Gordon.
Debonair American actor Gene Barry even hoped to fit in some shopping during his trip to England, with a plan to purchase handmade shirts and shoes.
Dame Collins showed her support for Shooting Star Chase when she opened its Weybridge charity shop in October 2013, donating designer clothing and handbags to be sold at the store.
A make-up artist on set with the young Joan Collins
The iconic actress and bestselling author will return to Surrey next month for her one woman show at G LiveGuildford.



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