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Obituary: Stanley Hall

I WILL never forget Stanley Hall's kindness to me, writes Margaret Wolfit, when, as a young actress, I was required, at very short notice, to play opposite John Gielgud as Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing at the Phoenix Theatre.

It was during the first week of the production and at a matinee. I rehearsed in the morning and was then taken over to Wig Creations to have my hair dressed by Stanley. History repeated itself in the last week of the run and on both occasions I was treated with sensitivity, understanding and wonderful professionalism. I shall always remember him with gratitude and very warm feelings.