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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 in Lair of the White Work 

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 (above). In The Rainbow she stretched herself and showed signs of real talent bringing out the strength of her character.


Amanda Donohoe

 Amanda Donohoe in Lair of the White Worm

Amanda Donohoe in Lair of the White Worm

Acted along with Sammi Davis in Lair of the White Worm (above) 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

Ken Russell Lions Mouth Diana Laurie

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


The Mediæval Babes

Lions Mouth 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 in Ken Russell's Lion's Mouth   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.  Photo left from rehearsal of Lion's Mouth, right from Mediaeval Baebes site here.


James Johnson

James Johnson, Gallon Drunk in Ken Russell's Lion's Mouth 

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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