Sunday, 1 May 2016


Today marks the birthday of a very special B'day girl, Joanna Lumley! She appeared as Peter Cushing's granddaughter, in quick bit of recasting for Hammer in The Satanic Rites of Dracula (1973) and also appeared in The Eagle's Nest episode of the New Avengers TV series.

The Eagles Nest,. the first of the new series and return of 'The New Avengers in 1976. The first episode established the new team, Gareth hunt as Mike Gambit, Joanna Lumley as Purdey and Patrick Macnee as John Steed and guest starred Peter Cushing.

Above, US publicity material: Joanna Lumley as Van Helsing's granddaughter, Jessica Van Helsing in Hammer Films 'The Satanic Rites of Dracula' (1973 Alan Gibson)

Joanna also made one other appearance in a Peter Cushing film, but not with Peter. Can you name that film?? If you can’t, no matter, but do join us in wishing Joanna a very Happy Birthday today!


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