|Location:||Hammond Foundling Home, New York|
|1st appearance:||Dark Shadows: 1|
Mrs. Hopewell was a minor character featured in the 1960s Gothic soap opera Dark Shadows. She was played by actress Elizabeth Wilson and was introduced in episode 1. Wilson reprised the role of Mrs. Hopewell in episode 8, which was the character's last known appearance. The character was created by director Lela Swift and teleplay writer and story developer Art Wallace.
Mrs. Hopewell was the administrator of the Hammond Foundling Home in the state of New York. One of the teachers in her employ was a young woman named Victoria Winters, who had grown up in the foundling home ever since being dropped off there as an infant. Another one of Mrs. Hopewell's charges was a woman named Sandy, who was also a friend of Miss Winters.
In 1966, Victoria approached Mrs. Hopewell and showed her a letter sent by the Collins family of Collinsport, Maine. The letter was an offer of job employment as a governess for the family's young son, David Collins. Vicki noted that Collinsport was only fifty miles away from Bangor - a location that had some significance to her. Mrs. Hopewell recognized the significance, and also recognized that Vicki's would-be employer, Elizabeth Collins Stoddard was offering a very fair rate of pay. (DS 1)
Notes & Trivia Edit
- The character of Mrs. Hopewell was created by director Lela Swift and writer/story developer Art Wallace based on concepts originally developed by Dan Curtis.
- The character's name is credited under the honorific Mrs., implying that she was married. In the series however, Vicki referred to her as Miss Hopewell.