On 28th May 2019 the memorial service for actress Fenella Fielding, who of course readers will know provided the 'Village Voice' in 'The Prisoner', and also appeared alongside Patrick McGoohan in an episode 'Danger Man', took place.
The service, organised by her best friend Simon McKay, took place at the Actor's Church in Covent Garden, and was attended by dozens of famous names from stage and screen (including William Gaunt, Myriam Margoyles, Liza Goddard, Valerie Leon, and many others) with 'Prisoner' crew member Tony Sloman and Rick Davy of The Unmutual representing the world of 'The Prisoner'.
Readings were performed by Barry Cryer, Giles Brandreth, Mark Kermode and others, and there were musical and variety performances from the likes of Anita Harris, Dame Cleo Laine, Andy Bell, Wang Chung, and David McAlmont and others.
All of these joyous and respectful tributes were interspersed by performances from the students of LAMDA and the Sylvia Young Theatre School, and exerpts from Fenella's unmistakable voiceover work, including many of her 'The Prisoner' announcements. A plaque at the church was also unveiled in Fenella's honour.
Fenella was a wonderful actress and a remarkable woman, and the memorial was a fitting tribute to her. May she Rest in Peace.
Photo, left, (c) Bruce Frumerman.