Patsy Kensit reveals surprising game she played with Elizabeth Taylor

The EastEnders star played late Dame Elizabeth Taylor's daughter in a film when she was just six-years-old.

Patsy Kensit attends the Future Dreams Anniversary Ladies Lunch hosted by Estee Lauder Companies celebrating one year of Future Dreams House and 30 years of the Pink Ribbon at The Savoy Hotel on October 10, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
Patsy Kensit raccled working with the late Elizabeth Taylor when she was six-years-old (Getty Images)

Patsy Kensit has revealed she and Dame Elizabeth Taylor played catch with the enormous diamond ring Richard Burton gave her.

The EastEnders star played late Dame Elizabeth Taylor's daughter in a film called The Blue Bird when she was just six-years-old. Kensit recalled working with the late movie star - who died in 2011 aged 79 - and revealed how "jewellery was just toys to her" as they threw around her 33 carat Krupp Diamond ring, now said to be worth £7.25 million.

Kino. Der Blaue Vogel, Blue Bird, The, Der Blaue Vogel, Blue Bird, The, Patsy Kensit, Elizabeth Taylor, Todd Lookinland Die armen Holzfaellerkinder Mytyl (Patsy Kensit) und Tyltyl (Todd Lookinland) bekommen von einer Fee (Elizabeth Taylor) Hilfe bei ihre Suche nach dem blauen Vogel der Glueckseeligkeit. , 1976. (Photo by FilmPublicityArchive/United Archives via Getty Images)
Patsy Kensit, Elizabeth Taylor and Todd Lookinland in The Blue Bird filmed in Russia in 1975. (Getty Images)

Kensit was a guest on The One Show to talk to hosts Alex Jones and Anita Rani about her new film A Gangster's Kiss, a comedy co-starring Joh Hannah, Sadie Frost, Martin Kemp and Michelle Collins.

The actor - who has been performing since she was four-years-old - was asked about what it was like working with Taylor on the film, which was made in Russia in 1975.

Kensit revealed: "She was incredible. She was just so kind, so wonderful, just really looked after everybody. She was just, you know, a real icon that was used a lot these days, and she really, truly is one.

"She had the big diamond that Richard Burton got her, The Krupp Diamond. I tried it on, and then she wanted to play catch with me. So she'd go [mimes throwing] 'Catch!' and my mum was going 'Oh, my God! Don't know how to wear it. She thought I'd lose it.' But she was fun like that. Jewellery was like, you know, toys to her."

Jools Holland pictured. (Getty)
Jools Holland pictured. (Getty)

Jools Holland was also a guest on the sofa, talking about the new series of his live music show Later... with Jools Holland, and his new BBC Radio Three show Earlier... with Jools Holland.

He revealed her recommends listening to the classical radio station while stuck in traffic. Holland said: "The best time for Radio Three is if you're in a traffic jam. Feeling anxious, feeling stressed, put Radio Three on and suddenly everything's alright. It is absolutely the best thing ever.

"But it is great because the great thing about music - it doesn't matter if it's 500-year- old or five minutes old, if it touches you, AND gets you and puts you in the right mood and changes your ambience from one that's not so good into a good ambience then it works."

The One Show airs on BBC One at 7pm Monday to Friday.

A Gangster's Kiss is released on Monday 24 June 2024.

Later... with Jools Holland next airs on BBC Two on Saturday 15 June at 9.55pm. Earlier... with Jools Holland is on BBC Radio Three at 12pm on Saturdays.