Saturday, March 28, 2020

PRESS FLASHBACK : SUNDERLAND ECHO .. MAY 14TH 1953 ..

Ever since she entered the world of films, Joan has been a regular and most popular subject for the press.. This article from Sunderland Echo from May 1953 when Joan was appearing on cinema screens all over the UK in 'I Believe In You'...

Friday, March 27, 2020

PHOTO FLASHBACK : HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS FOR JOAN!


This little seen shot features Joan spending quality time with children Tara, Katy and Sacha at home in London in 1974...

Thursday, March 26, 2020

TV FLASHBACK : HOUR MAGAZINE .. JANUARY 30TH 1986 ..


Over the decades Joan has appeared on many many chat shows and is still a most popular guest whether its early morning or well into the evening. This promo shot was for an appearance on the long running daily syndicated lifestyle chat show hosted by Gary Collins from 1980 to 89. Joan appeared on the show 8 times, with this appearance to promote the mini series 'Sins' in 1986...

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

TV FLASHBACK : HIDDEN HOLLYWOOD - TREASURES FROM THE 20TH CENTURY FOX VAULTS .. AMC .. 1997 ..


Joan has hosted many specials over the years and as a lover of classic films, she was thrilled to be host 'Hidden Hollyood - Treasures From The 20th Century Fox Vaults' a 1997 release for AMC which featured a selection of rare and classic outtakes from Hollywood classics.. This photo was used to promote the special.. As there was so many clips to chose from, a 2nd special 'Hidden Hollywood 2' narrated by Joan was released in 1999..

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

FILM FLASHBACK : GERRY .. BURTON FOX FILMS .. 2018 ..


While we await Joan's latest feature film 'The Loss Adjuster' , here is a lovely shot of Joan from her recent award winning short film 'Gerry'...

Monday, March 23, 2020

PHOTO FLASHBACK : MICHAEL CAINE BIRTHDAY.. JULY 1990 .. LANGANS BRASSIERE ..


Joan chats to George Harrison at a birthday party for Michael Caine in 1990 held at Langans Brassiere in London..

Sunday, March 22, 2020

TV FLASHBACK : FUTURE COP .. PARAMOUNT TELEVISION .. 1976 ..


Joan has appeared in many tv series throughout the years, many now classic, but some forgotten about.. This still features Joan as Eve Di Falco in a short lived series from 1976 called 'Future Cop' which starred Ernest Borgnine and only ran for 6 episodes plus a pilot. It featured Borgnine as Officer Joe Cleaver who is teamed up with Officer Haven, who happens to be a robot! 
Joan's episode is called 'The Kansas City Kid' and can be found on a limited edition dvd of all episodes which you can order here!
FUTURE COP COMPLETE SERIES DVD .. ORDER HERE!



Saturday, March 21, 2020

FILM FLASHBACK : DARK PLACES .. 1973 .. ANGLO- EMI / CINERAMA .


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At this stage the majority of Joan's films are available on dvd or blu-ray, however a handful are still elusive including an interesting 1973 shocker called 'Dark Places' in which Joan stars with a wonderful British cast including Christopher Lee, Robert Hardy and Herbert Lom.. One hopes this worthwhile chiller will appear at some stage...

Following the death of Andrew Marr, an aging inmate at the St Columba’s asylum, Edward Foster ( Robert Hardy ) travels to the small town of Marr’s Halt and claims ownership of the Marr’s Grove estate in the will. Sarah Mandeville ( Joan ), sister of the town doctor, volunteers to be his housekeeper so as to inveigle herself into Foster’s trust, later becoming his lover. Unknown to Foster, Sarah and her brother Ian ( Christopher Lee ) are seeking to obtain the £210,000 that is supposed to have been hidden somewhere in the house. They contrive to fake a series of hauntings to make Foster doubt his sanity. As he begins to ‘see’ things around the house, Foster becomes overrun by memories of what happened the past, of how Marr was planning to leave his wife ( Jean Marsh ) with the babysitter Alta ( Jane Birkin ) only to befall a terrible fate.

Friday, March 20, 2020

PHOTO FLASHBACK : A JOAN OF MANY FACES! .. ..


As we learn to live without live events and we will be starved of the latest glamorous arrivals of Joan, its now a good time to go back into the archives. This wonderful portrait from 1958 was a feature for top magazine 'Esquire' and it featured 4 portraits inside of Joan's dream roles on screen.. They were Katherine in 'The of The Shrew', Helen Pettigrew in 'Berkeley Square', Polly Brown in 'The Boyfriend' and of course Cleopatra.. 

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

TV UPDATE : GOOD MORNING BRITAIN .. MARCH 10TH 2020..




Joan now back in London from Los Angeles, dropped into Television Centre to chat with good friend Piers Morgan about her thoughts on the current health emergency gripping the globe.. We hope everyone stays safe and continue to be healthy.. You can view some of the interview above..
Joan on set with Piers & Susannah