British actress Glenda Jackson is playing the title role in a film about legendary actress, Sarah Bernhardt, which is soon to be released.
CU Sign Pinewood Studio, UK PAN TO entrance.
CU Actress Glenda Jackson speaking.
CU Portrait of actress Sarah Bernhardt PULL BACK TO MCU Jackson continuing speaking.
Scene from film 'Sarah'. (5 shots)
'Sarah' will have its world premiere in the United states on friday, November the 5th.
GLENDA JACKSON: "I honestly don't know, I mean, I've read a great deal about her and thought about her quite a lot. And it must have been, I think, that she made every member of the audience believe that she was individually speaking, or rather speaking as an individual, that her performance was totally and utterly for them alone, because, I hate using the word charisma, but I'm sure it was a charismatic effect that she had on people, because, it is amazing that I think you could go to virtually any country in the world today and say Sarah Bernhardt to people who would never dream of going inside a theatre, and they would be able to counter with'oh she was an actress, wasn't she?' And that is an amazing achievement."
REPORTER: "Do you think there was something physical abut her appeal as well?"
JACKSON: "You mean her actual appearance? Well I think so. She must have been an amazingly striking figure, with her red hair. And she was extremely clever in her choice of colours. And I think she used herself extremely well, I mean she didn't rest simply on her voice, although that was extraordinary, I gather, but that she was very aware of suing herself physically on the stage, which in itself in its own time was quite extraordinary and rare."
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Background: British actress Glenda Jackson is playing the title role in a film about legendary actress, Sarah Bernhardt, which is soon to be released. The film, simply called 'Sarah', was made by the readers Digest Organisation at the Pinewood Studios near London.
At the studios recently, Miss Jackson talked about Sarah Bernhardt's success. The actress, who died in 1923, is widely acknowledged as one of the best ever.