People: Nov. 26, 1984

It seemed a simple enough stunt, so simple that Actress Kate Nelligan, 33, was determined to run the explosive course herself. On location in Spain, the actress was playing the title role in Eleni, the film of Nicholas Gage's book about his Greek mother (she was executed in 1948 by Communist rebels who had occupied her village after World War II). In the scene simulating an artillery attack by government forces, Nelligan "decided to liven it up with some clever falls I devised for myself, including somersaults when the mines and bullets were near misses." By the time the sequence had...

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