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Gladys Emily MERREDEW

Female 1905 - 1972  (66 years)


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  • Name Gladys Emily MERREDEW 
    Born 5 Jan 1905  3 Edith Rd, Selhurst, SRY Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 1972  Sittingborne RD Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I3172  Merredew
    Last Modified 16 Sep 2015 

    Father Arthur Edward MERREDEW,   b. 8 Sep 1869, Croydon, SRY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1945, Brighton, SSX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Agnes Emily LAWSON,   b. C1877, Woolwich, KEN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 13 Aug 1898  St.John's,Brixton,SRY Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F1304  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Frank Alfred Bernard COOK,   b. C1900 
    Married C1930  Hampstead RD Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Divorced C1932  TNA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Last Modified 16 Sep 2015 
    Family ID F1306  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Bernard (John) LEE,   b. 10 Jan 1908, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 1981, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 29 Jan 1934  Register Office, Hampstead. Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Last Modified 16 Sep 2015 
    Family ID F1307  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Production Notes for Live & Let Die 1972/73
      This time round, there were some question marks over which of the regular supporting cast were going to return. The script made no mention of Q so for the first time since his debut in From Russia With Love [1963], so Desmond Llewelyn would not be appearing. Lois Maxwell was on hand as the ever-adoring Moneypenny, but the recent tragic death in a fire of Bernard Lee's wife, Gladys Merredew, left some doubt as to whether the long-running M actor would be available. Kenneth More, a good friend of Roger Moore, offered to appear as M but only if his fee was passed on to the grieving Lee. In the end, Lee turned up for his short appearance, M venturing out of his office to visit 007 at his apartment. With studio filming over, the crew set of for New York where the Harlem scenes were filmed.

      Old Tamensians: A History and News Archive 1900-1999

      1934: The Annual Dinner was held at the 'Florence Restaurant' on Piccadilly Circus with a bevy of well-known entertainers: Miss Gladys Merredew (comedienne and also married to Bernard Lee, 'M' in the later James Bond films), Miss Bertha Wilmott (wireless comedienne) the Western Brothers (cads and film star comedians who also sang with the Billy Cotton Band among many) and Mr Norman Long (the wireless artist and generally regarded as the first entertainer to be 'made' by radio). For the first time, a microphone was installed. G.F Hoddinot, of Holton, a recent OT died aged 17, and J.A Fortnam, of Thame, died aged 24.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1934] GROb 2a, GRO index, (Croydon), 1905/1 2a 300.
      Sub district West Croydon, 5 Jan 1905, 3 Edith Road, Gladys Emily, girl, father Arthur Edward Merredew, mother Agnes Emily Merredew formerly Lawson, occupation of father, Commerical Traveller, informant A E Merredew, mother,of 3 Edith Road, Selhurst, 13 Feb 1905.

    2. [S2003] GROd 5f, GRO index, (Sittingbourne), 1972/1 5f 1915.
      born 5 Jan 1905

    3. [S2782] GROm 1d, GRO index, (Lambeth), 1898/3 1d 569 (Reliability: 3).
      St John's Church, Brixton 13 Aug 1898 Arthur Edward Merredew age 28, bac, clerk of Cambridge Hall, Croydon son of James Merredew deceased & Agnes Emily Lawson age 21 sp of 8 Fresham? Rd dau of Charles Henry Lawon surveyor wit. Chas. H Lawson & J Hintworth Fermee??

    4. [S2612] GROm 1a, GRO Index, (Hampstead), 1930/1 1a 1097.

    5. [S2892] TNA, The National Archives, (J77).

    6. [S2784] GROm 1a, GRO index, (Hampstead), 1934/1 1a 1218.
      Cert. Register Office, Hampstead, 29 Jan 1934 John Bernard Lee, 26 bac, actor, of 90 King Henry's Rd, father Edmund James Lee, (dec) - actor & Gladys Emily Cook formerly Merredew, 28, divorced wife of Frank Alfred Bernard Cook, of 78c Belsize Park Gardens, father Arthur Merredew - commercial traveller, printers (retired) both signed he as Bernard Lee and she as Gladys Cook. wit. Gordon Hall & N Merredew by licence.