|From Elkins-Tranton's Nature commentary|
Reading a biography of John le Mesurer. He was at Sherborne with Alan Turing (though there is no evidence of any interaction) but more to the point he did his acting training at the Fay Compton studio where there were only 2 other men in his year, one of whom was Alec Guinness. Fay Compton was a reasonably successful actress and she got friends including John Gielgud, Alfred Hitchcock and Ivor Novello to be the judges for the final year performance. Of course Alec G won the top prize but John le Mesurer (then known as John Halliley - le Mesurer was his mother's maiden name) also did OK. Another situation where relatively small changes in distances from a star can make a difference!