2016 has been quite a year for Mary Millington. In April my debut film, Respectable – The Mary Millington Story, was released in London’s West End and then was made available on Netflix around the world. The reaction to the film has been wonderful. Additionally, Mary’s name has been immortalised forever in Soho, in the form of a blue plaque, erected in Great Windmill Street. Next month Respectable returns to the West End, and Mary’s unique life and career will recognised with a very special award. More on that soon.
But today, 19 August, we remember that it’s an incredible 37 years since Mary lost her life. She was an extraordinary woman. A lover. A liberator. A legend. I will never forget her; she changed my life.
“The song is ended, but the melody lingers on…” Irving Berlin