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10 reasons it's about bloody time Angela Lansbury became a Dame

She’s a hero.

THE UK’S NEW Year’s Honours list has been released, and for the first time ever features more women than men.  One of those women, is Angela Lansbury who is set to become a Dame for her services to drama, charitable work and philanthropy.

It’s about bloody time!  Angela Lansbury is a treasure, a gift to this planet, and here’s why.

She started her career as a glamorous starlet but has maintained a career into her late 80s

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She was Mrs. Potts in Beauty and the Beast

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She was the type of mam everyone wished they had.

She managed to brilliantly portray Jessica Fletcher in Murder She Wrote for 12 incredible seasons


During which no one ever copped that it was probably a bad idea to invite dear old Jess to come and visit, because someone always died.

She even brought MSW to Ireland twice!

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First, as part of the series in 1996, then for a made for TV movie in 2003.  You can see the whole movie here.

She could live anywhere in the world, but she chooses to live in Cork

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Seriously, she lives just outside Ballycotton where she and her family ‘started a whole new life’ more than 30 years ago.

Her portrayal of apprentice with Eglantine Price in Bedknobs and Broomsticks was magical


She didn’t particularly want to hang out with kids, but she tolerated them anyway and eventually gave them an adventure the likes of which we all dreamed of.

She wore incredible outfits like this in Jewel of the Nile


She has won more Tony awards than anyone, with five under her belt

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She’s not shy about her opinions


And, she thinks we should all give ourselves a break!

Source: Federico Gasparri

Check out Angela in the above video about relaxation in which she gives herself a good rubdown while advising us all to like ourselves.  What a hero.

So, congratulations to Dame Angela Lansbury.  Keep on truckin’.

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