Nolan was known as the gold-painted model in the memorable title sequence for the 1964 James Bond film, in which she also played Bond’s masseuse Dink. In the same year, she also appeared in the popular Beatles pic A Hard Day’s Night. She also was seen in the Carry On franchise from 1965-74, in Spike Milligan’s Q series and the films Ferry Cross the Mersey and Marcel Carné’s Three Rooms in Manhattan. Nolan also appeared in the 2011 Yvonne Deutschman comedy The Power of Three.
Most recently Edgar Wright cast her in his upcoming film Last Night in Soho which will be released by Focus Features on April 23, 2021. Wright took to Twitter to pay tribute to the actress and model. “It’s my sad duty to report that actress and artist, the magnificent Margaret Nolan has passed away,” he wrote. “She was the middle of Venn diagram of everything cool in the 60’s; having appeared with the Beatles, been beyond iconic in Bond and been part of the Carry On cast too.”
He added, “I worked with her last year as she plays a small role in Last Night In Soho. She was so funny, sharp and, as you might imagine, full of the most amazing stories. I’m so glad I got to know her. My heart goes out to her family and all that loved her. She will be much missed.”
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Nolan is survived by her sons Luke O’Sullivan and Oscar Deeks, who is a cinematographer.
It's my sad duty to report that actress and artist, the magnificent Margaret Nolan has passed away. She was the middle of Venn diagram of everything cool in the 60's; having appeared with the Beatles, been beyond iconic in Bond and been part of the Carry On cast too. 1/4 pic.twitter.com/YaEaWDmLt2
— edgarwright (@edgarwright) October 11, 2020
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