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Laughter and Nostalgia: St George's Remembers Iconic Actress Brigit Forsyth Connell

Acclaimed actress and 1958 St George's OG Brigit Forsyth Connell brought laughter & nostalgia to audiences and classmates alike. We remember her & the special connection she had with the school.

We fondly remember acclaimed actress and 1958 OG Brigit Forsyth Connell.

Her acting career spanned renowned stages and beloved TV shows, bringing laughter and delight to all audiences. At St George’s gatherings over the years, her stories captivated classmates, sparking nostalgia with her characteristic warmth and wit.

Nigel Shepley, author of Women of Independent Mind and history teacher of St George's said: "I heard recently in a repeat of Radio 4’s ‘King Street Junior Revisited’ as the Headmistress and wondered if she based her character on Miss Kennedy, her St G’s Head. When you think of all the budding St G’s actresses, she’s the one who really made it!"

Though the spotlight shone brightly on Brigit during her decades in the limelight, she glowed just as radiantly when connecting with her cherished school community. Her bond and camaraderie with St George’s classmates and teachers endured over time and distance. Brigit’s drama teacher Margaret Thomson used to accompany her to OGA lunches, where she was heard announcing that she'd like a gin and tonic. When sadly offered only a choice of wines or juice, Brigit recalled that she would sigh deeply and settle for a white wine.

An exceptionally gifted performer, Brigit’s talent was met with her generosity and grace. We will miss her dearly but keep her fiery spirit and humor alive in our memories and every replay of her iconic scenes. Her star will never fade at St George’s, where she first discovered her talent.


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