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The Next Generation

In his later films Ken Russell worked with a new range of actors, both famous and unknown.

 

Sammi Davis (Sammi Davis Voss) Sammi Davis

A seriously cute blonde she played victims and girls in peril in various films, including opposite Mickey Rourke in A Prayer for the Dying. She continued as such in Lair of the White Worm. In The Rainbow she stretched herself and showed signs of real talent bringing out the strength of her character.

 

Amanda Donohoe Amanda Donohoe

Acted along with Sammi Davis in Lair and Rainbow. She was previously in Castaway alongside Oliver Reed and Georgina Hale and went on to LA Law as well acting on the British and American stage.

 

Diana Laurie Diana Laurie

Star of The Lion┤s Mouth. When Ken Russell met her he instantly gave her the part of the journalist in Lion┤s Mouth.

 

The MediŠval Babes The Mediaeval Babes

A singing group they appear in The Lions Mouth and also worked on The Fall of the Louse of Usher.

 

Tulip Junkie and Emma Millions Tulip Junkie and Emma Millions

Marie and Emma met Ken Russell at the Edinburgh Festival. He was promoting his novel, they were in the middle of a controversy around their underground film.  Since then they worked closely together with Ken on Lions Mouth then The Fall of the Louse of Usher.

 

James Johnson James Johnson

The singer/ guitarist/ songwriter of cult band Gallon Drunk. James Johnson is the star of The Fall of the Louse of Usher.

 

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