The Ralph Bates Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund

Virginia at the Cinema Museum- December 2012

Virginia at the Cinema Museum-December 2012.

On Thursday 13 December 2012, Virginia teamed up with Martine Beswick at the Cinema Museum in Kennington, South London ( to meet cinema enthusiasts and fans of Ralph Bates at a screening of the 1971 film Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde. Ralph starred in the film as Dr Henry Jekyll and Martine as Mrs Edwina Hyde. Virginia also appeared in the film and it”s where she first met Ralph. The first day they met, he stabbed her in the back! The film is notable for showing Jekyll transform into a female Hyde; it also incorporates into the plot aspects of the historic Jack the Ripper and Burke and Hare cases.

Virginia and Martine answered questions from the fans, signed autographs and posed for photographs. Virginia’s proceeds have been donated to our Fund.
If you love cinema, London’s Cinema Museum is devoted to keeping alive the spirit of cinema from the days before the multiplex. Set in historic surroundings in Kennington, close to the Elephant & Castle, the Cinema Museum houses a unique collection of artefacts, memorabilia and equipment that preserves the history and grandeur of cinema from the 1890s to the present day. Check their website ( for details of visiting times.

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