Natural & Character


Cicely CourtneidgeCicely Courtneidge

No. 7

Cicely Courtneidge in a scene from "The House That Jack Built"

When cicely Courtneidge first went on the stage, she played the heroines of various musical comedies and at first was not thought to reveal any special talent or even promise. Only when she discovered that her true line was not to make the best of her looks but the worst of them did she begin to capture the public. Now she is one of the best of our light-comedy actresses, and a star of Gaumont-British Films, with a remarkable range of funny make-ups. Here is a very characteristic example.