#The#British#Lily --#Jean#Simmons (#1929-#2010)
#Photo:Jean in the #1950s
In 1989, Simmons was cast in a US/UK production of "Great Expectations" as Miss Havisham, the melancholy caretaker of Estella, whom she had played some four decades before. She again earned lavish praise for her performance, which focused as much on the character's ruined dignity as her spiteful nature. More television followed in its wake, including some turns in offbeat productions like the short-lived revival of "Dark Shadows" (NBC, 1991) and an impressive turn as a race-baiting Admiral on a 1991 episode of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (syndicated, 1987-1994).