With a career spanning over 50 years, Shirley Anne Field is one of Britain’s most respected actresses.
Films include The Entertainer with Sir Laurence Olivier; Saturday Night Sunday Morning with Albert Finney; The War Lover with Steve McQueen and Robert Wagner; Man in the Moon with Kenneth Moore; Alfie with Michael Caine and as Nurse Bancroft in Doctor in Clover with Leslie Phillips; My Beautiful Laundrette; Here My Son g and the recently released The Kid with James Fox. –Interview by Marie Teather
Where were you born ?
How long in London:
All of my adult life
Hampstead, North London
The Wolseley in Piccadilly. They always give me such a warm welcome and have good menu choices.
Soseki in Bury Street
Best Ethnic Food:
I enjoy the mezze at Kaslik, a cosy Lebanese restaurant in Soho.
For the best pasta and a vibrant atmosphere any day of the week I would say Ciao Bella in Bloomsbury. Very reasonable too!
A wonderful mousse concoction I have eaten at the Ivy in Los Angeles!
Best place for a romantic date:
The Rivoli Bar at the Ritz
Best place for a power business meeting:
A quiet corner at the Mayfair Hotel.
All-around favorite spot in London:
The view from Primrose Hill
If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend?
Probably a boutique hotel such as The Connaught or Brown’s.
Favorite shopping venue/boutique:
Best place to buy Jewelry/Watches:
The best spa I ever visited was in Palm Springs. It was totally delightful but unfortunately I cannot remember the name!
Favorite Charity Event:
Action for Children, for whom I am an ambassador.
Favorite Cultural Event:
Los Angeles Museum of Art
Best Aspect of London:
: Always buzzing with so much to do and see.
I have enjoyed the best steaks while in America but my local Gouchos is always good.
My grandsons always insist on Pizza Express. They love it there and when they stayed with me this summer they opened an account on line for me!
Indigo at One Aldwych
Best Gym/Athletic Facility:
Playing rounders in the park in the fresh air
Paintings by Claude Monet, he is my absolute favorite.
Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore:
The Houses of Parliament