The Cinema Museum, London

Georgina Hale 1943-2024

January 2024 · News

Glenda Jackson, Georgina Hale, and Ken Russell’s daughter, Vicky RussellWe were saddened to hear the news that Georgina Hale had died on January 4th. Georgina was a great supporter of The Cinema Museum and appeared here in several events alongside Murray Melvin and Robert Powell. She was also instrumental in helping to arrange two visits by her great friend Glenda Jackson.

Georgina’s career on stage, film and TV was outstanding – her movies with Ken Russell include The Devils, The Boyfriend, and Mahler, for which she won a best newcomer BAFTA (1975). On stage she was nominated for an Olivier Award for Steaming (1981), starred opposite Glenda Jackson and Gary Oldman in Summit Conference, and with Alan Bates in Life Support. Her TV appearances included everything from Upstairs Downstairs to Doctor Who.

For decades Georgina had been supporting an orphanage in Egypt, visiting several times a year, sponsoring some of the children from when they were babies to young adults. She set off on Christmas day for what would become her final visit to Luxor where she is believed to have died.

Georgina was a warm loving friend and an outstanding talent. Slinky, sexy, vulnerable, eccentric – as Ken Russell once said ‘…an actress of such sensitivity that she can make the hair rise on your arms.’

She will be greatly missed by a great number of devoted friends.
Georgina Hale