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Up Front with Bond, Carry On & Hammer Horror girl Valerie Leon

By: Anders Frejdh
Valerie Leon Forever Carrying On event 2017
Long-time FSWL supporter and friend Valerie Leon, the ever-glamorous icon of the 1970s who've had a brush with James Bond twice, makes her Live At Zédel debut on 9th November 2017.

During her career, Valerie Leon has been associated with three British film series that have all become cults - James Bond, Carry On and Hammer Horror - and was the face of one of the most successful advertising campaigns in British history; the Hai Karate series.

She appeared in six Carry Ons, two Bond films - The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) with Roger Moore and Never Say Never Again (1983) with Sean Connery - and had a dual starring role in Blood from the Mummy's Tomb.

Leon worked with Michael Caine in the original The Italian Job, Richard Harris and Richard Burton in The Wild Geese and took whipping lessons to prepare for her role as Tanya the Lotus Eater in Revenge of the Pink Panther with Peter Sellers.

Leon made her West End debut in Funny Girl with Barbra Streisand at London's Prince Of Wales Theatre.

Valerie Leon Forever Carrying On event 2017
The presentation is all about Valerie's life and work during the golden age of film and television, and is illustrated with vintage material from her association with some of the 70s classics.

"Leon gave us an insight to her long and varied career and we realised why she still tops the bill as one of the UK's most glamorous and articulate thespians" - Encore Magazine

Following the presentation, Leon will be available to sign photographs.

For dinner or a light bite to eat before or after the show, Brasserie Zédel is located just across the foyer from Crazy Coqs.



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