I had gotten so cold that I had to go to Roger Moore’s dressing room. This interview is about 23 minutes in length.-'Frankenstein, Dracula and Me: A Conversation with Veronica Carlson' - This is a 13 minute interview with Veronica Carlson from 2001. It was in the studio. She married William Carlson on October 5, 1946 and he preceded her in death in 2008. My favorite time was working at Hammer. People wish they could have met him or they were lucky to have once met him. If I wanted to sunbathe nude, though, I’d do it where no one could see me, except maybe a passing helicopter-and then I’d run for cover. I had to run in completely dressed and dry and just go through it. I sort of sailed away from the business. I felt that very keenly. And, of course, when the force of that water hits you, it takes your breath away and you just take it from there. Jimmy was a lighthearted, serious man–an adorable man–but he just had to have this nudge-nudge, wink-wink humor in the film. Veronica Carlson: I always have been, since I was a very little girl. He is very dignified. It took her will to live away eventually. I knew what was going to happen. I went to art school when I was 16, then to college and got a bachelor’s degree. I kept trying to interject with: “Wouldn’t this be a good…” They’d say: “No, that wouldn’t be a good idea.” It was like I wasn’t there. Every convention I go to, I’m asked about Peter. One of the pictures ended up in a London tabloid, which was brought to the attention of then head of Hammer films, Sir James Carreras. It’s impossible not to love Peter. “My husband was very ill,” she explained. Veronica Carlson: I was a great fan of Hammer. Her big break, though, came after posing for a series of photographs in which she was frolicking on a beach in a bikini. That moment, I felt true fear. Veronica carlson is one of the successful actress. Archives photographiques Horror Pictures. I was very torn at the time and I didn’t want to think about it. Tim Burton’s Beetlejuice is a spooky comedy horror, showcasing more of the Director’s trademark bizarre imagination.. Adam (Alec Baldwin) and Barbara (Geena Davis) are a happily married couple, living in their dream house. Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (1969) I do portraits. “But that only helped him in the part of Dracula. But when I graduated, I saw an ad in the paper for a small role in a film that was being made at Pinewood Studios. He was very approachable. So, I didn’t go to the daily rushes. I admire beauty and good looks in a dispassionate way. One of the best sequences in any Hammer film is in Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed, when the water pipe bursts in the garden and exposes a corpse. [2] She also appeared in the Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) episode "The Ghost Who Saved the Bank at Monte Carlo" in 1969 and an episode of The Saint ("The Man who Gambled with Life") with Roger Moore and also an episode of Department S ("The Double Death of Charlie Crippen"). Reactions: ... Frankenstein Event of 2019 - As a new year rushes in, full of promise, we glance back at the year just spent and note that Frankenstein truly is forever. Hammerhead (1968) You just have to laugh at these things. I even asked Terry if I could die with my eyes open and he said: “Certainly not, darling, that would never get past the censors.” So, I had to die with my eyes closed. She now lives in South Carolina with her husband and three children and is a professional painter. During her youth, her father’s Air Force career frequently prompted the family to “move around a lot.” And acting was not her first love. “He had been an editor before he had become a director, and he knew exactly what he was doing. Anyway, that’s another story. Patricia Cutts, who played the lead, had some weight issues and the directors would get cross with her. Veronica Carlson: I had a photograph of me coming out of the waves in a white bikini on the front page of a tabloid newspaper. Films d'horreur 1920 - 1980. Freddie was very kind, very patient and very gentle. “He’s majestic. Born as Veronica Mary Glazer,[1] Carlson spent most of her childhood in Germany where her father was stationed. I donated that portrait and it went for a very nice sum to raise money for pancreatic cancer research. “It has to be cold, because otherwise you’d just get even colder.” I thought they were lying…that is so not true. Veronica also had a small role in The Best House in London (1969) a bedroom farce with David Hemmings. Veronica Carlson: Everybody is. She came back to our home and we entertained her. The Ghoul (1975) Jimmy Carreras (a Hammer executive) saw that photograph and said he wanted me in his next Hammer movie. I don’t recall him even saying, “Hello.’ I just remember this wild laughter. He got on so well with Peter (Cushing). Veronica Carlson: I was so upset about that situation because I took Hammer seriously. Once again, she was directed by Freddie Francis. So I stood back against the wall and pretended I wasn’t there. We couldn’t wait for the evening show, because we also had evening classes. But I’m not a voyeur. How would you describe the working atmosphere on a Hammer movie set? It seemed uncharacteristic for Frankenstein. That was fun. She was surrounded by family.Ronnie was The crew was so obliging. He wasn’t really given a lot to say. Imposing. I was a bit afraid to approach him, but I found him to be the exact opposite. Terry protested at great length, but he was overruled. In art school, nude models were everywhere. It was a very convivial, lighthearted atmosphere, though very serious when we were working. *That was a great thrill,” said Carlson. How did you prepare for this scene? View Veronica Carlson’s profile on LinkedIn, the world's largest professional community. I walked into Saltzman and Broccoli (the Bond producers) to be interviewed and they said: “Oh, we’ve got our blonde girl.” But that all fell through because I wasn’t going to walk away from my happy family, not at all. Veronica carlson born 18 september 1944 in yorkshire england is an english model and actress famous for her roles in hammer horror films. Verona "Ronnie" CarlsonGillett, WI - Verona Mae "Ronnie" (Brazeau) Carlson, age 89, Gillett, was reunited with her husband Fritz on Thursday, February 28, 2019. I thought it was so degrading to Hammer and he knew I felt this way. She did a play in Coventry once and because I lived in Coventry at the time, I went to see her. His dressing room had the deepest bath in it. It was whichever Bond film was being made when the Horror of Frankenstein was being made. Always on the lookout for beautiful actresses to be terrorized by Frankenstein or Dracula, Carreras contacted Carlson’s agent and gave her a screen test. Veronica Carlson: I think it was in the script and the sets were absolutely extraordinary. Veronica Carlson Interview: Monster Bash 2019. Directed by Joshua Kennedy. As the production was nearing completion, Carreras arrived on the set and announced that a rape scene-with Cushing assaulting Carlson-should be added to the film, insisting “there isn’t enough sex in this picture!” According to rumor, the financers (Warner Bros) was, of course, of great distress to me,” said an embittered Carlson, “as it was to Terry. She segued into Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (1969) supporting Peter Cushing and a very young Simon Ward, This entry in the series was helmed by Hammer’s premier director, Terence Fisher. She had a small role in a 1975 episode of Public Eye playing Ingrid, the German girlfriend of Knaggs, a wanted bankrobber/gangster, played by Ray Lonnen. He was very tactful. It was a sort of “laughing at Hammer” reaction. Sadly, Veronica gets very little to do as Elizabeth, and her character is made to appear silly by her crush on the Baron, who has no interest in her. I don’t remember which Bond film it was. There was no grumbling. I bent forward in pain and poked him in the eye with my batwing headdress. Sep 18, 2020 - Explore Veronica Carlson's board "2019 paint night", followed by 176 people on Pinterest. Veronica Carlson: The only setting I was really nervous about was when I was being carried up to the castle on that mountain. He is aloof. The ad mentioned that you had to know judo or karate. He has a lovely, dignified face. Carlson emerged from a 24 year retirement to star in the 2019 film House of the Gorgon [3]alongside fellow Hammer film stars Caroline Munro, Martine Beswick, and Christopher Neame. Of course, the only way my character could get from her house to see her boyfriend was to go across the rooftops, so people wouldn’t see her as they walked through the street. Femme Fatales v01n01, I love that film! English-seeming youth frolic in a Carpathian pub, especially barmaid Zena (Barbara Ewing), ambitious student Paul (Barry Andrews) and virginal Maria (Veronica Carlson), in Hammer Films' Dracula Has Risen From The Grave, 1969. My friends and I used to skip school to see them. He was very helpful, very supportive; he’d remind me why I was there, what my character had done before, and he would ask me how I would like to react, what my reaction would be to the given situation. I don’t dwell on things I can’t change. Another thing that made me nervous was careening through the woods at the top of that carriage trying not to fall off. You always get people that sneer at horror films anyway. As soon as Jimmy hit the set, he was a serious director. 126 talking about this. He was the right guy at the right time. James Carreras, the boss of Hammer Films, saw one of her photographs in a newspaper and offered her a role opposite Christopher Lee in Dracula Has Risen from the Grave (1968). Directed by Jimmy Sangster, who wrote the original film, the comic version cast 30-year old Ralph Bates in the role of Baron Frankenstein. Smashing Time (1967) ( Log Out /  So, I went for an audition and I ended up with Dracula Has Risen from the Grave. The sets didn’t look very high. Se Veronica Carlsons profil på LinkedIn, världens största yrkesnätverk. He discussed things with me. Vampira (1974) He did do a reshoot of a scene with me if he didn’t like the result in the rushes the next day, like when I had to walk and see my boyfriend drinking that beer on the stem in the cafe. Go To Next page to check our most recent updates about Veronica Carso’s Estimated Net Worth, Biography, Age, Height, Weight, Body Measurements, Salary, Income … They were like two kids together when they got together, super senses of humor really. She attended the Thetford Girls' School and later the High Wycombe College of Art and Technology, where she studied art and participated in college amateur productions. See more ideas about canvas painting, night painting, art painting. Change ), Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window), Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window), Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window), Veronica Carlson “Hammer’s Blonde Beauty”, The Lair of the White Worm (1988) Retrospective. I think if I’d had Terry first, I would have been very, very nervous. Were there any particular challenges for the actors? Veronica Carlson: Yes, but I was then under contract to Hammer for the final film I agreed to do. I know you’re a big fan of his. A young woman must save herself and … I always remembered that. Hammer Legend, Veronica Carlson, Joins Night of the Devil. Carlson says a lot of the same things she does in the more current interview in the extra's. ( Log Out /  Sol got involved with my paintings. “and I got distracted by that. He stood up and said: “I shall expect all of you back in class later when you’ve watched the film. He gave me all the impetus and input into my reaction. She went on to star in two further Hammer Horror films, Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (1969) and The Horror of Frankenstein (1970). 4,829+ views. Veronica carlsons height 5 6 weight unknown. FILMOGRAPHY It became an unhappy situation in so many ways. I’ve got a portrait I’ve just completed of Peter and Vincent (Price) together and had it made into prints. You co-starred with Hammer’s two biggest stars: Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing. I was very well aware of this and I was trying not to stiffen up in Eddie’s arms to make it difficult. He gave me an eye line, too, during the filming of Dracula Has Risen from the Grave and I’ll never forget that. My first school report was: “Veronica loves to draw.” I’ve always wanted to paint. Veronica Carlson: I had each director at the right time. That was my very first film.”. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Two years after I got married, I had my first child.”. There were no problems. Dracula Has Risen from the Grave (1968) Veronica Carlson (born 18 September 1944 in Yorkshire, England) is an English model and actress, famous for her roles in Hammer horror films. Jimmy (Sangster) knew that. This was in London. Femme Fatale Friday: Veronica Carlson Posted by Professor Brian O'Blivion at 9:14 AM. The Ghost Who Saved the Bank at Monte Carlo, 2001 Carlson interview at Rusty Whites Film World, Veronica Carlson interview at Classic Film & TV Cafe, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Veronica_Carlson&oldid=947767038, Wikipedia articles with PLWABN identifiers, Wikipedia articles with SUDOC identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 28 March 2020, at 10:12. And it happened so arbitrarily. Veronica Carlson, who was born in Yorkshire England on September 18, 1944, began her brief acting career with minor film and television roles. I just love to work at my easel when life permits me to. He recoiled with his hand over his eye! ( Log Out /  What I did like was rehearsing for two weeks and then we’d do the shoot on Saturday. I was to look up and see Dracula and (director) Freddie Francis held up his hand behind the camera and said: “This is your eye line.” And then this beautiful voice said: “No, Freddie, I will be her eye line.” And Christopher stood right there and he acted off camera as if he was on camera. And the last thing I did, The Ghoul (1975) was the closest thing I could find. classicfilmtvcafe Do you think Horror of Frankenstein would have fared better if it had been marketed as the dark comedy it was? His reputation preceded him. Read their resumes and watch their demo videos. ... YouTube ∙ 2017. You make assumptions about people and I found how wrong I was. Working with Peter Cushing was wonderful. There was one portrait, sold at Bray Studios, of Ralph Bates after he passed away. ... pcasuk cushing christmas competitions 2019 number 5# now live! He was a gentle director with no bossing and no shouting. They didn’t put us in any danger. Veronica returned to Pinewood Studios for the Tyburn Production of THE GHOUL. Carlson was born in the ancient town of York, in the north of England. Veronica Carlson: It was a joy. I don’t know why. “The first time I met David Niven was on the set,” Carlson remembered. I had always been a fan of Hammer horror films. Had you seen any Hammer films before that movie? I got the role. “As it happened, I had to wear this batwing headdress. I just wanted a stable life. It wasn’t just my husband, but at that time there was more sex coming into the movies, more nudity, and I just didn’t want to be part of it. You starred in films directed by Hammer’s two best-known directors: Terence Fisher and Freddie Francis. He was so approachable, so easy going. Veronica Carlson: I didn’t really. She was a very sad lady. But we’d get all this out of our sy during rehearsals so that when we got in front of the camera, we’d be very serious and professional.”, Before dropping out of the business, Carlson appeared in Vampira (1974); (released in the US as OLD DRACULA). I just thought the film’s innuendos mocked Hammer rather than celebrated it. He didn’t want me to go to the rushes because he said I was too critical of myself. He expected me to know more than perhaps I actually did. But this was sort of sitting up and begging for it. He would give me my morning hug. How did you become interested in painting? Is it true that you were almost cast in a James Bond film? Terry was there, with his foot on one step, leaning and saying: “How do you want to kill her, Peter?” And Peter was saying: “I’ve given that a lot of thought, Terry.” And then he proceeded to tell Terry how he wanted to kill me. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. title details and video sharing options. When the director asked me if I knew judo, I took this girl next to me by the straps of her costume and threw her over my head! And the minute it was done, Terry said, ‘Cut! What can you tell us about it? With Caroline Munro, Martine Beswick, Veronica Carlson, Christopher Neame. And he trod on my big toe, which hurt! Veronica's Obituary Our beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister passed away Friday, May 17, 2019 with her children by her side. I was so young, naive and inexperienced at the time.” Carlson has vivid memories of Christopher Lee. now playing Dracula Has Risen From The Grave -- (Movie Clip) You're Looking Pretty. The fire department was there. https://0themastercylinder0.com/2019/12/18/veronica-carlson-hammer-heroine Crossplot (1969) He would talk about the scene that we were going to do and made me feel totally relaxed and comfortable. When I went into my next film, Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed, Terry Fisher was a sterner director with me. David Niven played Dracula, with a supporting cast that included Hammer starlet Linda Hayden (TASTE THE BLOOD OF DRACULA). bag blu ray hammer films box set and classic cushing drama prizes! I expected Christopher to be a very aristocratic, rather aloof, dignified man. Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (1969) is my favorite of the Hammer Frankenstein series; due largely to Peter Cushing’s performance and the dark humor that pervades the film from the opening scene with the burglar who inadvertently breaks into the Baron’s laboratory heading off further experimentation at that location. I was not unhappy about that. We worked on that together and he resolved the problems as best he possibly could. Page française Bonnie was born in Bay City on June 30, 1926 to the late William and Margaret (Powers) Rosebush. 352 Followers, 367 Following, 12007 pins - See what Veronica Carlson (cjvcarlson) found on Pinterest, the home of the world's best ideas. Carlson was one of the 4 main characters in the TV thriller series, Spyder's Web (1972), along with Anthony Ainley, Roger Lloyd-Pack, and Patricia Cutts. I think Patricia died not long after that. The cast included fledgling star John Hurt and Peter Cushing as a tortured soul who is saddled with a cannibalistic son. I was lucky then because I gained confidence. Pussycat, Pussycat, I Love You (1970) But George Pravda (Dr. Brandt) had to be put on a board with ropes to help me pull him. He and Ralph had this wickedness about them, like a couple of nauges. I’ve found I can do good things with this gift I have. That shows the kind, thoughtful man that Christopher Lee really is. I can’t stand it!’ And he turned his back and left. She is an actress. She’d had a huge tragedy happen in her life, which I won’t discuss. Veronica Carlson (born 18 September 1944 in Yorkshire, England) is an English model and actress, famous for her roles in Hammer horror films. I happened to have such knowledge, so I thought I’d try out for the role. That’s how it seemed to me. I gripped the bar on the coach tightly with my hands. I’d sit there at lunch time sometimes and just have to walk away. What was it like working with them? My friends in college loved them, too. I didn’t have the strength to pull him out of that mud. Carlson’s departure from films was influenced by a variety of reasons. Carlson went into semi-retirement after marrying and moving to the United States. I worked with some wonderful actors and actresses in that series, so that was educational and I learned a lot. There was no dissent. But what he did, he did perfectly because he is a perfectionist.”, The Dracula film was another enormous hit for Hammer and its distributor Warner Bros, assuring Carlson’s future with the company. My first real role was in Dracula Has Risen from the Grave and Freddie Francis was endlessly kind and patient. “I wore trousers to the studio, and when I got there, I found that about 200 other women were there, all scantily clad in swimming costumes. His widow, Virginia Wetherell, was there. Carlson went into semi-retirement after marrying and moving to the United States. ( Log Out /  Shirley Jones, Sherry Jackson, and Veronica Carlson Q and A session at MANC 2012. Veronica Carlson & Simon Ward in Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (1969). She emerged from a 24 year retirement to star in the 2019 film House of the Gorgon alongside fellow Hammer film stars Caroline Munro, Martine Beswick, and Christopher Neame. I even introduced him to my parents. “Terry had a great sense of film,” Carlson smiled. We’d not much shooting left to do. Many of your American fans are unfamiliar with your 1972 TV series Spyder’s Web. That’s how it was decided best to do it. I must have thought he was very nice, because I asked him if he would sit for a portrait and he agreed to do so. What about Peter Cushing? I was not particularly happy on that one. He was not aloof. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ” But then when you were up there, looking down, it seemed an awful lot higher–but I enjoyed doing those scenes. CREDITS/REFERENCES/SOURCES/BIBLIOGRAPHY The Horror of Frankenstein (1970) Posts about Veronica Carlson written by platinumal. I’ve never forgotten that. We decided the better class to skip was the afternoon one, so we did. The Best House in London (1969) Who came up with the idea for the marvelous rooftop sequences in Dracula Has Risen from the Grave? But that’s how popular Hammer films were and how much we enjoyed them. The Hammer Glamour quotient is more than ably filled by Kate O'Mara and Veronica Carlson. I said: “Well, I hope you’ve made it warm water.” “No, that’s not a good idea,” they said. You’ve still got yours to go.” He let us off with a rather stern warning. Veronica Carlson was an actress who had a successful Hollywood career. The film was called The Magnificent Two (1967), a comedy with Morecambe and Wise. You can’t act to a hand. It was just a happy family. How would you compare the two of them? Veronica Carlson (born 18 September 1944 in Yorkshire, England) is an English model and actress, famous for her roles in Hammer horror films.. Born as Veronica Mary Glazer, Carlson spent most of her childhood in Germany where her father was stationed. Either the jokes were a bit bawdy or my stomach was hurting from laughing so much because they were so funny. pcasuk christmas competition 4# … He asked if I liked the thought of doing something a certain way. My reaction was immediate, and I’m afraid, uncontrolled. I donated a portrait of Peter Cushing to Whitsable, to his secretary so she could auction it. He and Ralph (Bates) got on like a house on fire. None of it was perilous, of course. When James Carreras, the boss of Hammer Films, spotted her picture in a newspaper, he cast her to star opposite Christopher Lee, who terrorized her as Dracula in Dracula Has Risen From the Dead (1968). I remember the first day’s shooting, I was sitting down on some steps and Peter was alongside me. “Jimmy was tremendous fun,” laughed Carlson. O'Mara gets to make the bigger impression as the Baron's maid/mistress. Two people who just recoiled from each other!”. Anyway, the water was just as cold the second time. He would let you know when you did something he didn’t like. “Just as deep, just as professional as the other directors I’d worked with, but with a wonderful sense of humor. I thought my teeth were going to break, they were shattering so hard. ‘Dracula has risen from the grave’. That shows you how relaxed I was around him. I did several of the ladies that have worked for Hammer that were commissioned by a gentleman from Switzerland. Beetlejuice (1988) Time for a change of pace for this year’s Halloween Horror Fest. That was the only time I’d ever seen him walk off the set. There was one occasion when we knew there was a new Hammer film coming out and two or three of us just decided to skip class that day and go see it. I didn’t want that to be that way. He was one of the kindest, most sensitive people I have ever met in my life. In her mid-twenties, Carlson played a few minor parts in films and television programmes. It took him a long time to recover from the illness that he had. In those days, there were two films and, prior to the second one coming up, we looked around the theater and half the class was there and unfortunately, so was the professor. Veronica carlson full body measurements not available right nowwe will update once we get the correct information. Everyone likes Peter Cushing.”. Veronica Carlson: Happy, very happy. find out more about veronica carlson and her work also featuring peter cushing, the pcas series 'women in gothic' here! We both just laughed. Peter was a sweet, lovely man to work with. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. “I went to art school.” Carlson recalled with a crisp British accent. The Horror of Frankenstein (1970) was Carlson’s next film for Hammer, a black comedy spoof of the company’s first international hit, The Curse of Frankenstein (1957). I have always been so very grateful. It was like listening to a bedtime story of how they were going to kill me. 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