“Do you know, I believe we should all behave quite differently if we lived in a warm, sunny climate all the time.” Laura Jesson.
Celia Johnson (born in Richmond, 1908) as Laura Jesson in the film Brief Encounter, 1945. Based on a play by Noel Coward (1936) and directed by David Lean. Cinematographer, Robert Krasker.
Synopsis: Suburban housewife, Laura, meets Doctor Alec whilst on a shopping trip. A romance begins. And ends. Rachmaninoff plays. There is a great railway cafe, which is actually a studio. Noel Coward makes the station announcements.
Celia Johnson went to school in Hammersmith and, in 1926, attended RADA. Iain Fleming was her brother-in-law.
This is the first square of my London Pairs Patchwork. It is a patchwork of papers gleaned from the pavements of the city in which I live. There are sixteen squares making up the whole piece. You can see it here.
The square was cut from ‘London Philharmonic Orchestra 2015/16 Concert Season’. Southbank Centre.
The patchwork is now in my shop.