Maureen Swanson at Blarney Castle

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Title

Maureen Swanson at Blarney Castle

Subject

Cork Film Festival, Maureen Swanson, Blarney Castle, Rank Organisation,

Description

This is a black and white photo of the Scottish actor Maureen Swanson at the Blarney Castle, Cork. She appears to be walking carefully down the stone steps of the steep spiral stairwell of the Castle. She is wearing an elegant coat adorned with a fur stole around her lower arms. In the background, we can see foliage through a small medieval window with metal bars.

Swanson (1932-2011) was a Scottish actor who featured in cinema as a contract player for the Rank Organisation, for a brief period during the 1950s, before she retired from acting on marriage to Viscount Ednam and becoming Lady Dudley. She has an extensive filmography for this period including Moulin Rouge (John Huston, 1952), A Town like Alice (Jack Lee, 1956), and The Spanish Gardener (Philip Leacock, 1956) opposite Dirk Bogarde. Swanson was involved in two libel cases following her relationship with the osteopath and artist, Stephen Ward (1912-1963), who would be a key player in the 1963 Profumo affair.

Creator

University College Cork, Cork Film Festival, RW Hammond

Source

Cork Film Festival Collection

Publisher

University College Cork

Date

1956

Contributor

RW Hammond

Rights

©RW Hammond. All rights reserved. Please credit Cork International Film Festival & provide a link back to this site.

Format

Photo
TIFF
JPEG

Language

English, eng

Coverage

1956
Cork, Ireland

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Photo

Physical Dimensions

165 x 219mm

Collection

Citation

University College Cork, Cork Film Festival, RW Hammond , “Maureen Swanson at Blarney Castle,” Cork International Film Festival Archive, accessed December 4, 2021, https://corkfilmfest.ucc.ie/items/show/33.