Registered charity 276264

Celia Johnson

Event date | Oct 16, 2023

Chelsea Old Town Hall, Kings Road 6-8pm

Many of us will remember Celia Johnson, who starred opposite Trevor Howard in the wartime film “Brief Encounter” set on a railway station in the steam age, and also in Noel Coward’s film about the Royal Navy “In Which we Serve.”

Celia Johnson was married to Ian Fleming’s brother, Peter, who was serving in the Far East during the war, while Celia remained in England.

Dame Celia Elizabeth Fleming (née Johnson), lived in Tedworth Square in Chelsea, and died in 1982.  After her death, her daughter, Lucy Fleming, found the letters that her parents had written to each other during the war, and she read some of them to us. She was supported by her own husband, Simon Williams, who will take the part of her father.

Celia never quite knew where Peter was, and told her daughter that it was like “posting letters to the moon.”


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