Nadja Regin

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Nadja Regin
Born
Nadežda Poderegin

(1931-12-02)2 December 1931
Died6 April 2019(2019-04-06) (aged 87) [1]
OccupationActress

Nadja Regin (born Nadežda Poderegin, 2 December 1931 – 6 April 2019) [2] was a Serbian actress.

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Biography

She graduated from the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade and also the University of Belgrade's Faculty of Philosophy. Her acting career began during her student years and expanded through Yugoslav-German co-productions to Germany, and later, to the UK, Austria, and New Zealand. She is best known for her roles in several British films and TV programmes in the 1960s, and the 1964 New Zealand film Runaway .

University of Belgrade university in Belgrade, Serbia

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University of Belgrade Faculty of Philosophy faculty

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<i>Runaway</i> (1964 film) 1964 film by John OShea

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She acted in two James Bond films; From Russia with Love , as the mistress of Kerim Bey, and a smaller appearance in the pre-credit sequence of Goldfinger . Her TV roles included Danger Man , The Saint , and Dixon of Dock Green . She also rehearsed for the episode "Girl on the Trapeze" of the TV series The Avengers , but ultimately the role on the recording went to actress Mia Karam. [3]

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In the 1970s her work included reading and selecting film scripts for production by film companies including Rank Films and Hammer Films. In 1980, she and her sister Jelena formed Honeyglen Publishing Ltd, a small publishing company, specialising in philosophy of history, belles lettres, biography, and some fiction. [4]

Nadja later devoted her time to writing. Her novel, The Victims and the Fools, was published as an ebook under her full name Nadja Poderegin. She also wrote a children's story, The Puppet Planet, and worked on her memoirs, titled Recollections.

On 8 April 2019, it was announced that Regin had died. [2]

Selected filmography

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References

  1. 1 2 "Читуља – Нађа Подерегин, 1931–2019" [Obituary – Nađa Poderegin, 1931–2019]. Politika (in Serbian). 9 April 2019. p. 27.
  2. 1 2 "Bond actress Nadja Regin dies aged 87". 2019-04-08. Retrieved 2019-04-08.
  3. The Avengers Declassified
  4. The directors of Honeyglen Publishing are Jelena Poderegin-Harley and Nadja Poderegin-Szrajber; Honeyglen Publishing Limited; Companies in the UK