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Peg of Old Drury

Peg of Old Drury

Anna Neagle is on luminous form in this exuberant account of celebrated actress Peg Woffington's rise to fame in Georgian London's Theatreland.

Biopic 1936 71 mins

Director: Herbert Wilcox

Overview

Anna Neagle is on luminous form in Herbert Wilcox's exuberant account of actress Peg Woffington's rise to fame in 18th century London's equivalent of Theatreland. Whether as an obscure Dublin dancer or much feted Drury Lane star - As You Like It is just one of the Bard's featured plays - Neagle is never less than captivating. A young Jack Hawkins also puts in an appearance as one of Peg's would-be suitors – he even fights a duel with her.