Sunday, 15 May 2016
Forever Carrying On with Valerie Leon
Carry On legend Valerie Leon will be speaking about her time as a Carry On girl in London later next month. Valerie, who starred in six classic Carry Ons, will be presenting an illustrated talk at the Leicester Square Theatre Lounge on 26 June.
The talk will provide an affection tribute to six of the main Carry On team and the event will be hosted by Robert Ross. After the talk Robert and Valerie will continue the conversation and take questions from the audience. This will be the first public presentation of Valerie's new Forever Carrying On tribute.
Valerie Leon is of course known to many for her iconic performances in six classic Carry Ons. Following small parts in the wonderful Carry On Up The Khyber and Camping, Valerie was promoted to more eye-catching supporting roles in Again Doctor and Up The Jungle the following year. After a gap of two years Valerie returned to Pinewood to film two further films with the team - Carry On Matron in 1971 and Girls, her final Carry On in 1973.
Away from the Carry On films, Valerie has also appeared in two James Bond films - The Spy Who Loved Me with Roger Moore in 1977 and Never Say Never Again with Sean Connery in 1983. She also took the leading role in the 1971 Hammer Horror classic, Blood From The Mummy's Tomb. During a long career Valerie has also starred alongside the likes of Peter Sellers, Ronnie Corbett and The Goodies.
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Forever Carrying On with Valerie Leon will be at the Leicester Square Theatre Lounge on Sunday 26 June from 4pm.