Irene Handl & Peter Sellers | ‘The Critics’

Irene Handl appeared in supporting roles in more than 100 British films, mostly comedy character parts such as slightly eccentric mothers, grannies, landladies, and servants.

She was a passionate lover of rock and roll, especially the work of Elvis Presley, and was president of the Lewisham branch of the Elvis Presley fan club. She was also a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, and one of Britain’s most avid champions of Chihuahuas, being inseparable from the pair that she owned.

In other words, she loved Chihuahuas and Elvis and scarifying indictments of the ruthless, amoral class system into which she was born….probably!

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