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Why Gregory's Girl Dee Hepburn turned her back on fame - because she didn't want to strip off
- Gregory’s Girl told story of a schoolboy’s unrequited love for a classmate
- Dee Hepburn, now 51,was talent spotted in Glasgow department store
- Won central role as Dorothy despite being an unknown actor
By Frances Hardy for the Daily Mail
Published: 04:28 GMT, 9 February 2013 | Updated: 04:38 GMT, 9 February 2013
Dee Hepburn played Dorothy in the 1981 film Gregory's Girl
Thirty-two years ago, an unassuming, low-budget British film received the kind of rapturous worldwide reception usually accorded to Hollywood blockbusters.
Gregory’s Girl told the simple yet universal story of a schoolboy’s unrequited love for a fellow classmate. The central characters were played by two unknown Scottish actors, John Gordon Sinclair and Dee Hepburn, and the film became one of the best-loved ever. In last week’s Radio Times, film critic Barry Norman listed it among his 49 finest movies ever made.
You might imagine such a film would have heralded distinguished acting careers for its main protagonists — and indeed for John Gordon Sinclair who played the gawky and sexually inexperienced Gregory, it did.
Dee Hepburn, however, who took the role of Dorothy, the film’s pin-up and the object of Gregory’s infatuation, chose a contrary path: she resisted the lure of Hollywood. She said she just wanted to stay close to the family she loved and raise children of her own.
But there was more. As well as her longing for home comforts, this week Dee revealed another, darker reason for her change of heart. At the peak of her fame, she was inundated with requests for nude film roles. Deeply uncomfortable, she turned her back on stardom forever.
The film cast Dorothy as a nascent leader, a pioneer who joins the school football team, ousting Gregory from his position as striker. Dee, in contrast to her on-screen alter ego, has never been ambitious. Indeed, she says she was consumed by fear when, at 19, she landed the role after she was talent spotted while dancing in a commercial for a Glasgow department store.
She was not stage-school trained. Neither did she possess the precocity that so often accompanies young talent. She went to a ‘rough’ comprehensive school and her charm resided in her tomboyish innocence.
‘I was sick with nerves,’ she remembers. ‘I didn’t have a lot of self-belief. In fact, I was very shy. I had to hop on a bus to train with Partick Thistle (the football team) to see if I’d look physically believable as a footballer, and I thought: “I just can’t do this.”
‘Dorothy was so much more confident and very much more focused than I was.’
Dee Hepburn (left), 51, from East Kilbride, as she is now, and right, in her role as Dorothy, a pioneer who joins the school football team, ousting Gregory from his position as striker in the film Gregory's Girl
She assumed that the film would prove no more than a modest success. She says she has watched it only three times and disliked both her appearance and performance when she first saw herself as Dorothy.
Nothing had prepared her for the fanatical reception it received, or the disruptive — and at times sinister — impact it would have on her ordinary life.
‘I went to the London premiere, but I detested my appearance onscreen. I suppose I’m hyper-critical, but I wanted to go back and do it all again, but better. You never think you’ve done a good job. You always want to go back and perfect things.
‘I remember almost not being able to watch myself. It was awful. We’d no indication it would be the success it was. I just hoped people wouldn’t boo or walk out.
‘But then this great big gentleman behind me started laughing. He was howling with laughter, and then everyone else started.
Dee says she was consumed by fear when, at 19, she landed the role after she was talent spotted while dancing in a commercial for a Glasgow department store
Nothing had prepared her for the fanatical reception the film received, or the disruptive — and at times sinister — impact it would have on her ordinary life
‘Even then I didn’t realise how big it would be; not until I got home to my wee council house in East Kilbride and the whole of the world’s Press seemed to be there outside waiting to talk to me.’
Today Dee, 51, lives with second husband Dewar Docherty, 43, a team leader in a corrugating plant, barely a mile from the ‘wee council house’ in which she grew up. She has two children — Cassie, 20, who works in a call centre, and Stephen, 21, a trainee business consultant, from her first marriage.
Her childhood was a happy one. She lived with her beloved dad Bobbie, a dental technician — who died four years ago — her mum Madeline, 81, who still lives a stone’s throw away, and her four sisters (she is the second-youngest of five).
Theirs was a dependably close-knit family: ‘We’d sit on the settee in front of the coal fire and play cards or watch a movie. Mum and Dad worked hard. We were an everyday working-class family.’
Then Dee’s sudden celebrity disrupted this life of prosaic and secure routine, and she discovered that adulation can have menacing corollaries. She acquired a psychopathic stalker.
‘In those days you just looked in the phone book and found the number. I started getting calls from this weird guy threatening to attack me. He’d say that he’d seen me and he would recount exactly where I had been. It was horrible.
‘One day, he said: “You’re too clever. I can’t get hold of you. I’m just going to have to kill you.” We phoned the police. Today they would have made much more effort to track him down. They never found out who he was, but things like that don’t go away, do they?’
A man she dubbed ‘the mad cyclist’ also pursued her. ‘He’d cycle to our house and come to the door then push past my mum to get in. You dealt with this sort of thing on your own then.
‘She’d say, “Away you go!” and shove him out. But he was persistent. He’d come back and stare over the garden fence when I was sunbathing in my bikini.
‘Even when I moved home he found me. It made me wary; frightened.’
Dee’s sudden celebrity disrupted this life of prosaic and secure routine, and she discovered that adulation can have menacing corollaries. She acquired a psychopathic stalker
Dee, meanwhile, had won a Variety Club actress of the year award for her portrayal of Dorothy. But then the offers of work that had begun to accrue took a more sexual turn.
She was approached to play the lead role opposite Oliver Reed in the film Castaway. She declined. She also rejected Bolero, a film about a woman’s sexual awakening, which starred Bo Derek.
In both cases, she objected to the fact that she would have been required to strip off. When I ask why — after all, many aspiring young actresses would have seized the chance of such lucrative work — her answer reflects her uncompromising sense of right and wrong.
She says: ‘I wouldn’t have wanted to do anything my parents wouldn’t have been proud of. It was amazing how many roles I was offered that involved nudity and sex, and I don’t want to seem as if I’m taking the moral high-ground, but I didn’t want to sell myself in that way.
'I started getting calls from this weird guy threatening to attack me. He’d say that he’d seen me and he would recount exactly where I had been. It was horrible', she said
'When you come from a solid, working-class family with good, old-fashioned ethics, the idea of nudity in a film is shocking. There were so many phone calls to my agent asking would I consider this or that. My first question was always: “Does it involve taking my clothes off?” Then she’d say: “Yes, but . . .” And she’d persuade me to meet the director and we’d discuss how it could be a little less blatant.
‘But I never felt comfortable with the compromises. I loved the real-life story of the castaway who went to live on a desert island, but the idea of being scantily clad on it with Oliver Reed did not appeal.’
Hollywood agents courted her and tried to entice her to the U.S. with promises. ‘They said, “Come out and we’ll make you a star” but you hear stories of little Scottish girls who go over and do nothing. I wasn’t going out on a promise.
‘My agent must have despaired. I used to wish I wouldn’t get these offers. I had no burning ambition. I just wanted to do my job and stay where I was. This is where my home is and there is something nice about being home.’
She did, however, have a brief stint as an émigré southerner when she moved to Cheltenham with her then fiancé, former Motherwell footballer Brian Ruane, who worked there as a pharmaceutical salesman.
For three years, from 1984, when she was based in Gloucestershire, she also had a part in ITV soap Crossroads, as the motel’s neurotic receptionist. There was no danger of nudity there. But the hours were exacting — six-day weeks and Sundays spent learning lines — and Dee’s heart was not in it.
Moreover, she knew she wanted children and had no intention of entrusting their care to a nanny.
Meanwhile she was approached to play the lead role opposite Oliver Reed in the film Castaway. She declined. She also rejected Bolero, a film about a woman’s sexual awakening, which starred Bo Derek
‘You look ahead. You think: “If I’m planning to settle and have children, I don’t want a stranger bringing them up. I don’t want them coming up with little sayings and mannerisms that are someone else’s.” If you can be at home when they’re small, that’s ideal.’ In the event, her relationship with Brian foundered and she returned to East Kilbride and met Neil Rossiter, a financial consultant, whom she married in 1991. It was a brief, unhappy marriage and it lasted four years.
‘But I came out of it with my two lovely children and they became my prime focus,’ she says. She raised them alone until she married Dewar, whom she met in a local pub, seven years ago.
Home today is an immaculate four-bedroom terrace on one of East Kilbride’s few private estates.
She works now as a business development manager for a company that makes patient-lifting equipment.
It is as remote from acting as you could contrive to be, and I wonder if she regrets never having capitalised on her early promise. ‘I felt I satisfied my curiosity,’ she says. ‘I enjoyed what I did and I walked away of my own volition, which is the best way. I would like to have studied for a degree in medicine. But I’m not bitter and I don’t hanker after what might have been.’
She will, however, always remain synonymous with Dorothy to the legions of fans who love the film, although she has often found the attention she attracts irksome.
‘It’s nice to be recognised for the work you have done, of course,’ she says, ‘but I’ve lost count of the number of evenings I had out that were spoiled by guys pestering me.
She said: ‘I wouldn’t have wanted to do anything my parents wouldn’t have been proud of. It was amazing how many roles I was offered that involved nudity and sex. I didn’t want to sell myself in that way'
‘They’d usually had one drink too many and I was never very good at being straight with them. If I politely told them I’d like to get back to my friends they’d say: “So you think you’re something special. You’re too good for the likes of us, are you?”’
She shrugs and smiles. It is still unmistakably Dorothy’s smile — the slight imperfection of her teeth adding to her charm — and she still looks absurdly young.
Few people fail to recognise her even now; she remains Glasgow’s sweetheart and the cult status of the film that pitched her from nonentity to celebrity in a few short weeks has, if anything, arguably grown.
Although maturity has brought her more confidence, and she is warm and approachable, she remains reticent. Attention does not sit comfor-tably with her.
‘Middle-aged guys love telling me I was their first pin-up,’ she smiles. ‘The innuendo is embarrassing. I just don’t know what to say when they tell me that,’ she shrugs ruefully.
She says she was drawn to her husband because he did not want to talk about Gregory’s Girl when they met. ‘In fact he said he hadn’t seen it, and I thought: “Someone wants to talk to me because I’m me.”’
And the attention she elicits does not bother him. ‘He has a wee chuckle about it, actually,’ she says.
Hollywood agents courted her and tried to entice her to the U.S. with promises. 'but you hear stories of little Scottish girls who go over and do nothing. I wasn’t going out on a promise,' she said
The paradox is, of course, that in her small, tight-knit community Dee will always be a star. Had she embraced acting and migrated to London she would have acquired the anonymity she clearly craves; in East Kilbride she will forever be Gregory’s Girl.
Dee has not, perhaps inevitably, seen much of her co-stars, although in 2010 they met to mark the 30-year anniversary of the film’s inception. It was good, she says, to see John and Clare Grogan — who played her schoolmate Susan in the film and went on to pursue a showbiz career — and the years just melted away.
‘We could not believe that 30 years had gone in the blink of an eye; that we were all settled with our own children,’ she says.
Ah, the children. I wonder how Cassie and Stephen, born into a less innocent and more fame-fuelled world than their mum, feel about her decision to relinquish acting?
Dee smiles. ‘I get no thanks for giving up my career for them. They think I’m daft! They tell me: “Mum, we could have been mixing with the rich and famous.”
‘But I say to them: “Underneath they’re all ordinary people.”’
Dee Hepburn, for all that she inhabits a world remote from the glitter of celebrity, is actually more extraordinary that she realises.
She grew up in a gentler era before being famous became an end in itself. Gregory’s Girl is a reflection of that age; an elegy for youthful innocence and hope.
In many ways, Dee regrets its passing. ‘I suppose I’m an old-fashioned girl at heart,’ she says, ‘but what is most important to me is my friends and family.’
She is content now, to enjoy them along with her garden, golf and the scenery that surrounds her, and to leave ambition and adventure to her children.
‘I say to my kids: “Go and travel. See the world.” I want them to seize their opportunities. And they can do so with confidence because they know that when they want to come home, Mum will always be here for them.’
In many ways, Dee regrets its passing. ‘I suppose I’m an old-fashioned girl at heart,’ she says, ‘but what is most important to me is my friends and family’
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