Clytie Jessop

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Clytie Jessop, (born 1929 as Clytie Lloyd-Jones in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia), is a artist, actress, screenwriter and director, notable mainly for her association with cinematographer and film director Freddie Francis.

Her first screen role was as the ghost of Miss Jessel in The Innocents (1961), based on Henry James's The Turn of the Screw. She appeared only in long shot. Francis had been cinematographer for The Innocents; he later directed Jessop in two minor horror roles for Hammer and Amicus, respectively: Nightmare (1964) and Torture Garden (1967).

She a later owned and ran the Clytie Jessop Gallery in London at the height of the 1960s.[1][2]

In 1986, she wrote, directed and produced the film Emma's War, starring Lee Remick.

Her sister Hermia married artist David Boyd.


  1. ^ Morgan, Joyce. "Up yours, Britannia". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 10 April 2017.  External link in |website= (help)
  2. ^ Totaro, Paola (20 September 2008). "Clapton's Aussie mate recalls wild London". The Melbourne Age. Retrieved 10 April 2017. 

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