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Bluebells

Bluebells

Bluebells are the thing that holds most resonance for Judy Parfitt when she’s away from home – and not just the odd one or two, but whole fields of them on the Sussex Downs near her home.

“When I’m working abroad for any length of time and think of England I imagine a morning walk with a view of the Downs and a field of bluebells. I accept it’s essentially a romantic vision but to me it is England. I always think of that wonderful scene in Howard’s End with the field of bluebells.”

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Bluebells

Judy Parfitt

Actress

Often cast in aristocratic film and TV roles, Judy Parfitt is also a polished stage actress. Her screen roles include Maria Thins in ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’ and Mildred Layton in ‘Jewel in the Crown’. Born in Sheffield, she now lives in Sussex.