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Kather­ine’s no Forces Sweet­heart, says Dame Vera’s daugh­ter...

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HAV­ING en­ter­tained Bri­tish troops sev­eral times, Kather­ine Jenk­ins, right, be­came known as a ‘Forces Sweet­heart’ — but Dame Vera Lynn’s daugh­ter says only one woman de­serves that ti­tle.

‘Kather­ine sings Mummy’s songs, and that’s re­ally lovely, but you can’t have a sec­ond Forces Sweet­heart,’ Vir­ginia Lewis Jones tells me. ‘No one will take her place or fol­low her. Peo­ple can go out and do the same things that she did, ob­vi­ously, but you can’t com­pare re­ally.’

Welsh mezzo-so­prano Kather­ine re­cently made her act­ing de­but in a film called Mi­na­mata, di­rected by her hus­band, An­drew Le­vi­tas, and star­ring Johnny Depp and Bill Nighy.

But if she was hop­ing to por­tray Dame Vera in a forth­com­ing biopic, she may be dis­ap­pointed.

‘There’s been a film in the pipe­line for quite a while,’ says Vir­ginia, who’s pro­mot­ing a new al­bum of her mother’s songs, Keep Smil­ing Through. But asked who could play Dame Vera, Vir­ginia ex­claims: ‘Oh, God knows, no idea!’

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