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British Legends of Stage and Screen

Synopsis
This Sky Arts TV documentary series features interviews with some of Britain’s finest post-war actors, including Sir Derek Jacobi, Claire Bloom, Sir Michael Gambon, Dame Diana Rigg, Sir Christopher Lee, Glenda Jackson, Michael York and Sir Ian McKellen. Most of the actors in the series came to prominence in the social upheaval of the post-war years, and gained their experience through work in repertory theatres, training at RADA and acting at the new National Theatre which was established by Sir Laurence Olivier at the Old Vic. Many of them also appeared on the screen in films of the British Free Cinema movement.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of production
2012
Subjects
Drama; Film studies
Keywords
acting; actors; Free Cinema; National Theatre (London); Old Vic Theatre; drama schools

Credits

Contributor
Christopher Lee; Claire Bloom; Derek Jacobi; Diana Rigg; Glenda Jackson; Ian McKellen; Michael Gambon

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£13.25
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
413 minutes
Year
2013

Production Company

Name

Sky Arts

Distributor

Name

Odeon Entertainment

Email
info@odeonent.co.uk
Web
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Phone
0870 242 6703
Fax
01455 558167
Address
Unit 14
Midland Court
Central Park
Lutterworth
Leicestershire
LE17 4PN

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