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Celebrating Angela Scoular, 1945-2011

Celebrating Angela Scoular, 1945-2011

Not just the bubbliest of Bond girls, she epitomised exquisite young languor

Soopah!: Angela Scoular with Barry Evans in 'Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush'United Artists
In Clive Donner’s 1968 Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush, which was released on DVD earlier this year, Barry Evans plays Jamie, a Stevenage sixth-former whose rush to lose his virginity leads him into a series of muted misadventures with girls. They are played by the likes of Adrienne Posta, Judy Geeson, Sheila White and Vanessa Howard. Jamie is randy but sweet, scarcely a rake, and Donner’s jocular film transcends its Swinging Sixties sex comedy label by getting under the skin of teenage doubt and desire. Geeson, playing the luscious blonde Jamie idealises, is the nominal female lead, but the most captivating performance was given by the delicately featured Angela Scoular, then 23 - and exquisite.
When it came to espousing sexy, soignée languor, Angela Scoular had no peers

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