Her Majesty's Theatre / Woodfall Films

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In Episode 62 of the Film Buffs podcast we talk to Frank Van Straten, performing arts historian, author and former director of the Performing Arts Museum, Arts Centre Melbourne. He discusses his new book Her Majesty’s Theatre, Melbourne: The shows, the stars, the stories.

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“An affectionate celebration of Melbourne’s Her Majesty’s Theatre. Packed with evocative text and hundreds of rare, nostalgic images, it documents the shows and stars who’ve entertained theatre-goers over the past 14 decades”

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Woodfall Films

Founded in 1958, Woodfall produced several of the most significant British films of the 1960s, with groundbreaking films from the likes of Tony Richardson, Karel Reisz and Richard Lester, and launched the careers of iconic homegrown actors such as Albert Finney, Tom Courtenay and Rita Tushingham.

Filmography:

Look Back in Anger (1959)

The Entertainer (1960)

Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960)

A Taste of Honey (1961)

The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962)

Tom Jones (1963)

Girl with Green Eyes (1964)

One Way Pendulum (1964)

The Knack…and How to Get It (1965)

Mademoiselle (1966)

The Sailor from Gibraltar (1967)

The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968)

Inadmissible Evidence (1968)

Laughter in the Dark (1969)

Hamlet (1969)

Kes (1969)

Ned Kelly (1970)

Dead Cert (1974)

Joseph Andrews (1977)

The Hotel New Hampshire (1984)


LINKS:

BFI announce the Woodfall Films Box Set

Woodfall Films Panel: Working Class Heroes at the BFI

Woodfall Films: Earning UK Stories To A New Gen


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