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The oldest Olympian

PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 2:44 am
by uiwangmike
This gentleman was mentioned on the forum a couple of years ago. ... thday.html

PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 12:50 pm
by uiwangmike
Godfrey Rampling passed away a month after reaching his century. ... 604075.ece

PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2009 11:27 am
by Charlie
As I've mentioned here before, for the past couple of years I've been hammering away at my memoirs, in which the following incident appears:

"One man at the college called Roger Deakin had a sports car, in which he invited me to join him on a trip with two friends, sisters called Sarah and Charlotte Rampling. We drove to a nearby village with one sister on my lap and the other crammed into the tiny space in the back.

"I was so taken with the fact that these two women were the daughters of Godfrey Rampling (a member of the UK’s gold medal-winning 4 x 400 metre team at the 1936 Olympics and in effect a long distance role model), I barely registered which sister was which, and can’t be sure who sat on my knee. For them, their father’s deeds were old history from before they were born. Not long afterwards, the elder sister Sarah died in tragic circumstances, and Charlotte moved to France where she became one of the finest actors of her generation."

PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2009 7:50 pm
by Gordon Neill

Charlotte Rampling (right).

PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2009 8:05 pm
by Des
Blimey not THE Roger Deakin! I've just started 'Wildwood: A Journey Through Trees'! Coincidence or what!

...and yes Charlotte Rampling is a very fine actor - I love 'Under the Sand', a very underrated film in my opinion.

Well done Charlie for making some connections. Nice pic Gordon - Planet of the Apes was not one of Ms Rampling's best movies.