Hattie Jacques and John Le Mesurier, the odd couple.
Price (Print Only):
53 cm x 48 cm
About the Subject:
Also avaliable in Navy Blue
Hattie Jacques was married to actor John Le Mesurier from 1949 to 1965 when they divorced. They had two sons, Robin (born 1953) and Kim (born 1956). At the time of their divorce, the media were given the impression that the fault was on Le Mesurier's side. It was later revealed that Jacques had been having an affair with younger man John Schofield a cockney used-car dealer and at the time manager of rock band Brinsley Schwartz. The 2007 book Hattie: the Authorised Biography she claims that Schofield moved into the master bedroom while Le Mesurier retreated to the attic. Jacques and Le Mesurier eventually separated but remained on good terms and Jacques encouraged him to marry his third wife, Joan. Her affair with Schofield was short-lived however. When Jacques was filming in Rome, Schofield came out to stay and ran off with an Italian heiress. Jacques, who had had a weight problem since her teens began eating "comfort food" and her weight ballooned to nearly 127 kg (20st). Le Mesurier went along with the charade of the marriage breakdown being his fault so as not to damage Jacques's career.