Today marks the climax of many years of extremely hard work.
7 April 2016 is the day when Mary Millington is at long last recognised with a blue plaque in London, and my feature-length documentary about her incredible life – Respectable – The Mary Millington Story – finally gets released on the big screen at London’s beautiful Regent Street Cinema. We had a test-screening of the movie on Tuesday, and here’s a photo of it below. For me, personally, it’s been a long, colourful, and sometimes tortuous journey, but we did it Mary… we made it to the end!
To those amazing people who have supported me through this – the cast and crew of Respectable, Mary’s family, David Sullivan, Baker Street Ventures, Pinewood Studios, Cheltenham Film Studios, Content Media, London Live and all my fantastic friends and family – I thank you all. To those bitter bloggers, naysayers and industry bullshitters – we proved you all wrong.
Today we celebrate ‘Mary Millington Day’ in London, and across the world from tomorrow Respectable will be available to watch on Netflix in UK, US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. I have dreamt of this day. It is like a fantasy come true.
I owe an awful lot to Mary. She was a truly incredibly woman. God bless you.
All words and photograph strictly © Simon Sheridan 2016