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`My future mother-in-law burst into tears when she heard her son was to marry an actress. There's still something disturbing, I grant you, about the word "actress". If an MP or some other outstanding person plays fast and loose with an actress the world is unsurprised. She is certainly no better than she should be, and probably French...' As well as being a mother (to the actresses Sophie and Emma Thompson) and a devoted carer to her own mother and mother-in-law, Phyllida Law is also a distinguished actress, and Dead Now Of Course is the tale of her early acting career. As a young member of a travelling company, Phyllida learned to cope with whatever was thrown at her, from making her own false eyelashes to battling flammable costumes and rogue cockroaches. We find her in Mrs Miller's digs, which were shared with a boozy monkey bought from Harrods, an Afghan hound known as the `the flying duster', several hens and various children. Filled with funny, charming anecdotes, Dead Now Of Course paints a fascinating picture of life in the theatre - and at the heart of the story is an enchanting account of Phyllida's courtship with her future husband, the actor and writer Eric Thompson.
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A single-volume edition of two hugely charming and funny memoirs of family life - Notes to my Mother-in-Law' and How Many Camels Are There in Holland?' - by the inimitable Phyllida Law.

Phyllida Law: not being allowed to vote in indyref saved me agony - Herald Scotland

Phyllida Law has claimed not being allowed to vote in the recent Scottish independence referendum saved her agony. Law said that the indyref split was still a "huge problem that needs to be sorted out", before adding not being allowed to vote "saved me agony". The 82-year-old made the comments as she collected an OBE from the Queen for her services to drama and charity work, accompanied by her film star daughters Emma and Sophie Thompson. The veteran actress , who wore a tartan hairpiece to signify her Scottish roots, said she was "sure they got the wrong bird" after receiving the honour at Buckingham Palace. Born in Glasgow and was married to actor Eric Thompson until his death in 1982, Law began her career on the stage before moving in to television and film, including starring roles in The Time Machine, Unleashed and alongside her Oscar-winning... She has written two books, which she dedicated to her daughters, about her experience of caring for her mother-in-law and later her own mother, who both suffered from dementia. After collecting her honour she said: "I think they've got the wrong bird. She said she is currently writing a book of "very unfortunate anecdotes" from her time in the theatre before "those days are forgotten" but says she would consider more acting roles if the offer was right. She said: "The theatre is too much for me, I want to live a little - I haven't got that long left. Comments & Moderation We moderate all comments on Herald Scotland on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis. If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules. If you have a compaint about editorial content which relates to inaccuracy or intrusion, then please contact the editor here. Source: www.heraldscotland.com

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  • Phyllida Law: not being allowed to vote in indyref saved me agony

    11/11/14 ,via Herald Scotland

    Born in Glasgow and was married to actor Eric Thompson until his death in 1982, Law began her career on the stage before moving in to television and film, including starring roles in The Time Machine, Unleashed and alongside her Oscar-winning daughter 

  • Emma Thompson on the Barras, Bobby Carlyle and The Legend of Barney Thomson

    07/21/15 ,via Herald Scotland

    She was born in London but her mother, the actress Phyllida Law, hails from Glasgow and she spent a great deal of time in Scotland during her youth. “I was there a lot when I was growing up and until I went to school because my grandparents lived there

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RT @abdcare: Phyllida Law: my mother's #dementia had its funny side | via @Telegraph http://t.co/sPHn08uDu9 07/26/15, @MESchlagel
'How Many Camels Are There In Holland ? A book I really enjoyed... I laughed out loud. About dementia. Biographical Phyllida Law 07/26/15, @MESchlagel

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  • Notes to my Mother-in-Law

    HarperCollins UK. 2009. ISBN: 9780007351657,0007351658. 128 pages.

    ‘My mother-in-law Annie lived with us for 17 years and was picture-book perfect.’

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  • The Male Director Challenge: 2008 (Year 9 of 15)

    07/08/15 ,via Movie City News

    Grosser #11 – Sex and the City – Michael Patrick King – Series director. Grosser #13 – Mamma Mia! – Phyllida Law – Stage director. Grosser #21 – Four Christmases – Seth Gordon – Doc filmmaker who had also made shorts. Grosser #26 ...

  • Sex education for students is a public right, judge in California rules

    05/15/15 ,via TheSacramento Bee

    “It puts (school districts) on notice that they should be having a look at their curriculum and making sure they’re doing what they need to do by their students and by the law,” said Phyllida Burlingame, reproductive justice policy director for the ...

  • Sex education for students is a public right, judge in California rules

    05/15/15 ,via The Miami Herald

    Access to medically accurate and age-appropriate sex education is an important public right, Judge Donald Black has ruled ... doing what they need to do by their students and by the law,” said Phyllida Burlingame, reproductive justice policy director ...

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Phyllida Law - IMDb

Phyllida Law, Actress: The Time Machine. Phyllida Law was born on May 8, 1932 in Glasgow, Scotland as Phyllida Ann Law. She is known for her work on The Time Machine ...

Phyllida Law - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Phyllida Ann Law, OBE (born 8 May 1932), is a Scottish actress. Contents 1 Early life 2 Career 3 Film and television 4 Published works 5 References 6 External links ...

Phyllida Law - Biography - IMDb

Phyllida Law was born on May 8, 1932 in Glasgow, Scotland as Phyllida Ann Law. She is known for her work on The Time Machine (2002), Unleashed (2005)...

Phyllida Law: my mother's dementia had its funny side ...

Phyllida Law: my mother's dementia had its funny side A life on the stage, and marriage to the writer of 'The Magic Roundabout', equipped Phyllida Law with ...

Emotional ties with actress Phyllida Law, mum to actress daughters ...

Emotional ties with actress Phyllida Law, mum to actress daughters ...

Phyllida Law has worked extensively in television, including ...

Phyllida Law has worked extensively in television, including ...

Phyllida Law: 'I lost my virginity when I was 24, so it would be fun ...

Phyllida Law: 'I lost my virginity when I was 24, so it would be fun ...

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