Have you been looking at the opening to the Ethel and Ernest trailer and wondering who that wonderfully rich female voice belongs to? We can reveal that it is none other than screen legend Virginia McKenna who plays Ethel’s employer at the start of the film.

Virginia’s films include classics such as A Town Like Alice (1956) for which she won a BAFTA for Best Actress, and  Carve Her Name With Pride (1958) .

Here she is at the Royal Premiere of  perhaps her most famous film ,‘Born Free’, held at the Odeon Leicester Square in 1966.