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The Incredible Sarah

Director: Richard Fleischer

Screenplay by Ruth Wolff

One triumph ... one man ... one scandal ... was never enough when you were Sarah Bernhardt.

Every so often, an actor or actress will achieve a fame which transcends any memory of their work, and he or she becomes synonymous with the word "star." Sarah Bernhardt (1844-1923) was one such person. A commanding performance by Glenda Jackson towers over this episodic drama chronicling the early life of legendary stage actress Bernhardt. The film follows Bernhardt's career trajectory from her early years on the French stage, through a period of celebrity and notoriety, until an early comeback at the age of 35. The film begins when Bernhardt wins a Comedie Francaise audition as a teenager in 1860 and vows, "I shall be the greatest actress that ever lived." What follows is a sampler of the more bizarre aspects of Bernhardt's career -- from giving birth to a nobleman's son out of wedlock, to her proclivity towards sleeping in a coffin, to her insistence on being paid after every performance in gold. Interspersed throughout the film is Jackson as Bernhardt performing excerpts from La Passant, Phedre, La Dame aux Camelias, and King Lear.

The entire cast included:

Glenda Jackson ... Sarah Bernhardt
Daniel Massey ... Victorien Sardou
Yvonne Mitchell ... Mam'selle
Douglas Wilmer ... Montigny
David Langton ... Duc De Morny
Simon Williams ... Henri de Ligne
John Castle ... Damala
Edward Judd ... Jarrett
Rosemarie Dunham ... Mrs. Bernhardt
Peter Sallis ... Thierry
Bridget Armstrong ... Marie
Margaret Courtenay ... Madame Nathalie
Maxwell Shaw ... Fadinard
Patrick Newell ... Major
Gavin Grainger ... Assistant

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MORE INFO ON GLENDA JACKSON: Glenda May Jackson, born 9 May1936) is a twice Academy-Award-winning Britishactress and politician, currently Labour Member of Parliamentfor the constituency of Hampstead and Highgatein the London Borough of Camden.

She was born in Birkenheadon the Wirral, where her father was abricklayer. She attended theWest Kirby County Grammar School for Girls, then worked for two years in a Bootspharmacy store, before studying atRADAinBloomsbury.

She has one son by her ex-husband, Roy Hodges whom she married in 1958 and divorced in 1976.

Having studied acting atRADA, Jackson made her professional stage debut in Terence Rattigan's Separate Tables in 1957, and her film debut in This Sporting Life in 1963. Subsequently a member of theRoyal Shakespeare Companyfor four years, she worked for directorPeter Brookin several productions, including ofPeter Weiss'Marat/SadeasCharlotte Corday. Jackson also appeared in the film version.

Fame came with Jackson's starring role in the controversial Women in Love (1969) for which she won her first Academy Award for Best Actress, and another controversial role as Tchaikovsky's nymphomaniac wife in Ken Russell's The Music Lovers added to her image of being prepared to do almost anything for her art. She confirmed this by having her head shaved in order to play Queen Elizabeth I of England in theBBC's 1971 blockbuster serial, Elizabeth R. Her portrayal of Elizabeth I is considered unparalled in accuracy by Elizabethan scholars. She received two Emmy Awards for her work in this series. She also appeared on the Morecambe and Wise Show in 1971, playing Cleopatra in a comedy sketch which is generally recognised as one the funniest sequences in British TV history. This led to many other appearances on the show, including the Christmas Shows of 1971 and 1972.

Filmmaker Melvin Frank watched this and saw her comedic potential and offered her the lead female role in his next project. She earned a second Academy Award for Best Actress for this particular comic role in A Touch of Class(1973), and Eric and Ernieapparently sent her a telegram saying: 'Stick with us kid, and we'll get you a third!'. She also portrayed Queen Elizabeth in a film about the life of Mary, Queen of Scotsand she has been recognised as one of Britain's leading actresses. In 1978, she was made aCommander of the Order of the British Empire.

The Glenda Jackson Theatre, on the Borough Road campus ofWirral Metropolitan College, Birkenhead, was named after her in 1983. It closed in 2003, and was demolished byWirral Council, to make way for a new housing estate, in 2004.

She retired from acting in order to enter theHouse of Commonsin the1992 general electionas the Labour MP forHampstead and Highgate. After the1997 general election, she was appointed a junior minister in thegovernmentofPrime MinisterTony Blair, with responsibility forLondon Transport, a post she resigned before an attempt to be nominated as the Labour Party candidate for the election of the first Mayor of London in 2000. The nomination was eventually won by Frank Dobson, who lost the election to Ken Livingstone, the independent candidate. In the 2005 general election, she received 14,615 votes, representing 38.29% of the votes cast in theconstituency.

As a high profile backbencher she became a regular critic of Blair over his plans to introduce top-up fees. She also called for him to resign following the Judicial Enquiry b yLord Hutton in 2003 surrounding the reasons for going to war inIraqand the death of government adviser Dr. David Kelly. Jackson was generally considered to be a traditional left-winger, often disagreeing with the dominant Blairite governing centre-left faction in theLabour Party.

By October 2005, her problems with Blair's leadership swelled to a point where she threatened to challenge the Prime Minister as a stalking horse candidate in a leadership contest if he didn't stand down within a reasonable amount of time. On 31 October2006, Jackson was one of 12 Labour MPs to backPlaid Cymru and the Scottish National Party's call for an inquiry into theIraq War.

Her constituency boundaries will change dramatically at the next election. Gospel Oak and Highgate wards will become part of Holborn & St Pancras, and the new Hampstead& Kilburn ward will cross the border into Brent to include Brondesbury, Kilburn and Queens Park wards (from the old Brent East and Brent South seats). She revealed in an interview that she will stand for the next election.

MORE INFO ON MICHAEL CAINE: Sir Michael CaineCBE (born Maurice Joseph Micklewhite, Jr.; 14 March 1933) is anEnglishfilm actor. Caine has appeared in more than 100 films, and is one of only two actors to have been nominated for an Academy Award for acting (leading or supporting) in every decade since the 1960s (Jack Nicholson is the other). He became known for several notable critically acclaimed performances, particularly in the late 1960s, '70s and '80s in films such as Zulu (1964), The Ipcress File(1965) ,Billion Dollar Brain (1967) and others a s Harry Palmer, the woman-chasing title character inAlfie(1966), The Italian Job (1969), Get Carter(1971), The Man Who Would Be King(1975), Educating Rita(1983), Academy Award-winning performances for supporting actor in Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) and The Cider House Rules (1999), asNigel Powersin the spoofAustin Powers in Goldmember(2003), and more recently asAlfred Pennyworth, the butler from Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. Caine was knighted in 2000 by Que

en Elizabeth IIin recognition of his contribution to cinema. He is noted for retaining his strong cockney accent

Caine was born inRotherhithe,Southeast London, the son of Ellen Frances Marie (néeBurchell), a cook andcharlady, and Maurice Joseph Micklewhite, Sr., a fish market porter. Caine's father was of partRomani (Gypsy)ancestry and aCatholic, though Caine was raised in hisProtestantmother's religion.

He grew up inCamberwell,England, and during World War II wasevacuatedto North Runcton, inNorfolk.In 1944 he passed hiseleven-plusexam, winning a scholarship toHackney Downs Grocers School. After a year there he moved to Wilson's Grammar School (nowWilson's School) nearCamberwell Greenwhich he left at sixteen after gaining aSchool Certificatein six subjects. He then worked briefly as a filing clerk and messenger for a film company inVictoria Streetand the film producerJay LewisinWardour Street. From April 1952 to 1954 he didNational Servicein theBritish Armyas aFusilierin theRoyal Fusiliers, serving at theBAORHQ inIserlohn,Germanyand in combat in theKorean War.

When Caine first became an actor, he adopted thestage name"Michael Scott". His agent soon informed him, however, that another actor was already using the same name, and that he had to come up with a new name immediately. Speaking to his agent from a telephone box inLeicester Squarein London, Caine looked around for inspiration, noted thatThe Caine Mutinywas being shown at the Odeon Cinema, and decided to change his name to "Michael Caine". He has joked in interviews that had he looked the other way, he would have ended up as "MichaelOne Hundred and One Dalmatians".

Caine's acting career began inHorsham,Sussex. He responded to an advertisement for an assistant stage manager for the Horsham-based Westminster Repertory Company. This led to walk-on roles at the Carfax Theatre. After several minor roles, Caine came into the public eye as the upper-classBritish armyofficerGonville BromheadVCin the 1964 filmZulu. This proved paradoxical, as Caine was to become notable for using aregional accent, rather than thereceived pronunciationhitherto considered proper for film actors. At the time, Caine'sworking-classCockney, just as withThe Beatles'Liverpudlianaccents, stood out to American and British audiences alike. Zulu was closely followed by two of his best-known roles: the spyHarry PalmerinThe Ipcress File(1965), and the woman-chasing title character inAlfie(1966). He went on to play Palmer in a further four films,Funeral in Berlin(1966),Billion-Dollar Brain(1967),Bullet to Beijing(1995) andMidnight in Saint Petersburg(1995). Caine made his first movie in the United States in 1966, after an invitation from Shirley MacLaine to play opposite her inGambit.During the first two weeks, whilst staying at theBeverly Hills Hotel, he met long term friendsJohn Wayneand agent"Swifty" Lazar.

After ending the 1960s withThe Italian Job, withNoel Coward, and a solid role as an RAF fighter pilot, Squadron Leader Canfield, in the all-star cast ofBattle of Britain(1969), Caine entered the 1970s withGet Carter, a British gangster film. Caine was busy throughout the 1970s, with successes includingSleuth(1972), oppositeSir Laurence OlivierandThe Man Who Would Be King(1975), co-starringSean Conneryand directed byJohn Huston) was under contract with Charles Bronson and Jill Ireland-Bronson. Then in 1978, he starred in theThe Silver Bears, an adaptation of Paul Erdman's (1974) novel of the same name.

By the end of the decade, he had moved to the U.S., but his choice of roles was often criticised "€"he admitted to and has since made many self-deprecating comments about taking parts in numerous movies he knew to be bad strictly for the money. Caine was averaging two films a year, but these included such failures asThe Swarm(1978),Ashanti(1979) (which he claimed they were the worst two films he ever made),Beyond the Poseidon Adventure(1979),The Island(1980),The Hand(1981) an a reunion with hisSleuthco-starLaurence OlivierinThe Jigsaw Man(1982) (which he also presumably claimed it was another worst film he ever made). Although Caine also took better roles, including aBAFTA-winning turn inEducating Rita(1983), anOscar-winning one inHannah and Her Sisters(1986) and aGolden Globe-nominated one inDirty Rotten Scoundrels(1988), he continued to appear in notorious duds likeJaws: The Revenge(1987) andBullseye!(1990); his appearing in so many bad films made him the butt of numerous jokes on the subject. Of the former, Caine famously said "I have never seen the film, but by all accounts it was terrible. However I have seen the house that it built, and it is terrific."[11]His other successful films (either critically and/or financially) were the 1978Academy Award-winningCalifornia Suite, the 1980Golden Globe-nominatedslasher filmDressed to Kill, the 1981war filmEscape to Victory, the 1982 filmDeathtrapand the 1986Academy Award-nominatedMona Lisa.

The 1990s were a lean time for Caine, as he found good parts harder to come by. His one great output of the decade was when he played Ebenezer Scrooge in the critically-acclaimedMuppet Christmas Carol(1992). He played the beleaguered stage director Lloyd Dallas in the film adaptation ofNoises Off(1992). He also played a villain in theSteven SeagalflopOn Deadly Ground(1994). He was in twostraight to videoHarry Palmer sequels and a fewtelevision movies. However, Caine's reputation as apop iconwas still intact, thanks to his roles in films such as The Italian Job and Get Carter. His performance in 1998'sLittle Voicewas seen as something of a return to form, and won him aGolden Globe Award.

Michael Caine at The Dark Knightpremiere in support of his role in the film as the butler Alfred.

Better parts followed, includingThe Cider House Rules(1999), for which he won his second Oscar,Last Orders(2001),The Quiet American(2002) and others which helped rehabilitate his reputation. Several of Caine's classic films have beenremadeto appeal to new, younger audiences, includingThe Italian Job,Get Carter,Alfie, andSleuth. In the2007 remakeofSleuth, Caine took over the role Laurence Olivierplayed in the1972 version, andJude Lawplayed Caine's original role. Caine also starred inAustin Powers: Goldmember(2002) as Austin's father. In 2005, he was cast asBruce Wayne's butlerAlfred Pennyworthin the first production of the new Batmanfilm series. In 2006, he appeared in the filmsChildren of MenandThe Prestige, in 2007 he appeared inFlawless, while in 2008 he reprised his role as Alfred inChristopher Nolan's critically acclaimed Batman sequel,The Dark Knight.

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