The inspiration for Forgotten Soldier, Lady Irene Hatter galvanised the outstanding research by her brother Jacques, and went on a journey to discover the truth behind her father Sally’s wartime exploits. Lady Irene Hatter was born in Holland and moved to London in her early twenties. She is married to the industrialist Sir Maurice Hatter and together they have devoted over 35 years to a range of philanthropic work, primarily in education and in particular to ORT. They are long standing patrons and donors to the University of Haifa where they have endowed buildings, scholarships and educational programmes.
Attending this event
Lucile’s previous credits include the BAFTA-winning centennial anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele and over seventy Holocaust testimonies from Britain’s last living Holocaust survivors, interviews which will be housed for posterity in a new Holocaust Learning Center in the United Kingdom. Forgotten Soldier is Lucile’s feature directing debut.
Jacques Noach was born just after WWII in London, he has lived and worked in Holland his entire life as a Chartered Public Accountant (CPA). Jacques began researching the wartime exploits of his father, Sally Noach, after his father’s death in 1980, and established the Sally Noach Archive at the NIOD (Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies) in Amsterdam. He is currently working on a book about his father’s life. Jacques has been decorated France’s Chevalier dans l’Ordre National de Mérite.
Henry Goodman is a renowned English actor who has been awarded the Olivier award twice for his roles as Charles Guiteau in Assassins directed by Sam Mendes and for Shylock in The Merchant of Venice at the National Theatre. His many film roles over 45 years include films such as Their Finest, The Dammed United and Taking Woodstock, along with a notable career in television, appearing on shows such as Yes, Prime Minister and Unfinished Business.
Films screening at this event
- Lucile Smith
- 69 min
- Paul Goldin
- Zoë Wanamaker, Henry Goodman
Sally Noach’s refusal to tell his family about his actions during the war meant that his children had little idea of their father’s massive rescue operation in Lyon in the early 1940s. Almost four decades after the Dutch businessman’s death, his daughter, Lady Irene Hatter, embarks on a journey to find out the truth behind her father’s bravery, which helped save the lives of hundreds of Jews. Narrated by Zoe Wanamaker and Henry Goodman, Forgotten Soldier is a moving story of one’s man mission to fight the Nazi killing machine.