Ingrid Pitt, photographed at Memorabilia,
Birmingham NEC, April 2007.
image © Robert JE Simpson 2007.
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We can now
confirm that Ingrid Pitt has been cast in a small but
significant role in the upcoming Hammer horror film,
Beyond the Rave. So as not to give away too much of
the plot we're holding back on giving more details at
the moment but Pitt's management tell us she has a key
part to play.
sixty-nine year old actress is believed to be playing
the mother of one of the main characters in the film.
Filming is due to commence within the next fortnight.
scream queen Ingrid Pitt's casting marks a significant
link to Hammer's heritage and is perhaps suggestive of
the company's plans for the future, subtly bringing
together the iconography of Hammer past with the new and
Pitt has been closely identified with Hammer since her
appearance as the lesbian vampire Carmilla in The
Vampire Lovers (1970) and as the titular Countess
Dracula (1971). A firm favourite on the fan circuit,
Pitt has also written a forthcoming book on Hammer
called The Hammer Experience which was
commissioned by Hammer Films themselves.
Pitt appeared in the film Sea of Dust and is due
to make another feature film in the US later this year.
Pitt's management tell us that her vocal talents have
been recorded recently for an as-yet unannounced Hammer