When watching the BBC2 biopic ‘Shirley’ it did cross my mind when Ruth Negga mimed to Shirley just how closely did she copy her hand movements etc. I knew that at the end when ‘This Is My Life’ was being performed that the setting was taken from Italian TV. Last week I was sent a video clip that made it possible to compare Ruth and Shirley. It was obvious from watching it that the BBC and Ruth wanted to get as close to Shirley as possible. See what you think. I’ve called it ‘Two Shirleys’.
Special thanks to Pieter for uploading the video for me.