This page celebrates the illustrious career of Doreen Cannon, Dee’s mother, who was head of acting at The Drama Centre and RADA and a respected theatre director.
The following are brief extracts from tributes to Doreen Cannon.
“I firmly believe the British theatre world was lucky to count Doreen Cannon among its dedicated members. The reputation she acquired in England is truly deserved.”
“It wouldn’t make sense to be thanking Doreen now for the last time, as she hasn’t finished with me yet. In fact, I thank her every day for guidance which is so practical that I honestly don’t know what I would do without it. Thanks to Doreen, many of us have been able to find a form in a process which is often so nebulous and so intimidating. Her approbation and occasional praise follow me everywhere.”
“Had it not been for her, I and many others of us would still have been working off that top millimetre, cluttering up the world with yet more meaningless superficiality. She is a terrible loss, now more than ever when instant results are the order of the day. She toiled heroically and publicly unsung. She was a real teacher, one of the greatest of her kind.”