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Patricia Roc, Third Most Popular British Star, Visits St Andrews Twice

Patricia Roc, Third Most Popular British Star, Visits St Andrews Twice

In 1946, the English actress Patricia Roc visited St Andrews twice to generate publicity for The Brothers (David MacDonald/ U.K. / 1947), a film set in Scotland and targeted at Scottish audiences. These visits constituted unique occurrences in the town’s history of star appearances, helping to identify, associate and position this English actress within Scottish culture. Although not widely remembered today, Patricia Roc was well known in the 1940s for her roles in English historical melodramas like The Wicked Lady (Leslie Arliss/ U.K. / 1945). British audiences even voted her their third...

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