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Stars of Steven Spielberg's film Empire of the Sun meet in London before tomorrow night's Royal Film Performance attended by the Queen. (l-r) Leslie Phillips, Christian Bale, 14, Miranda Richardson and Nigel Havers. 20/03/1988

Stars of Steven Spielberg’s film Empire of the Sun meet in London before tomorrow night’s Royal Film Performance attended by the Queen. (l-r) Leslie Phillips, Christian Bale, 14, Miranda Richardson and Nigel Havers.
20/03/1988

Rachel Kempson, actress wife of actor Michael Redgrave, right, and their daughter Vanessa Redgrave, at the premiere of the film 'The Night My Number Came Up' - in which Michael stars - at the Leicester Square Theatre, London. 24/03/1955

Rachel Kempson, actress wife of actor Michael Redgrave, right, and their daughter Vanessa Redgrave, at the premiere of the film ‘The Night My Number Came Up’ – in which Michael stars – at the Leicester Square Theatre, London.
24/03/1955

John Neville (Hamlet) and Judi Dench (Ophelia) at London Airport on their return by BEA charter liner from Jugoslavia with the Old Vic Theatre Company which presented Michael Benthall's production of "Hamlet" in Belgrade, Zagreb and Ljubljana. The two week tour was sponsored by the British Council. 29/03/1959

John Neville (Hamlet) and Judi Dench (Ophelia) at London Airport on their return by BEA charter liner from Jugoslavia with the Old Vic Theatre Company which presented Michael Benthall’s production of “Hamlet” in Belgrade, Zagreb and Ljubljana. The two week tour was sponsored by the British Council.
29/03/1959

Miss Margaret Bondfield at Broadcasting House with actress Deborah Kerr and Mrs Elsie May Crump , a housewife from Chorlton-Cum-Hardy to take part in the first broadcast of the new radio series " Woman's Hour ".  07/10/1946

Miss Margaret Bondfield at Broadcasting House with actress Deborah Kerr and Mrs Elsie May Crump , a housewife from Chorlton-Cum-Hardy to take part in the first broadcast of the new radio series ” Woman’s Hour “.
07/10/1946

Robert Lindsay (l) who plays Bill Snibson and Emma Thompson (r) who plays Sally Smith during rehearsals ahead of the play opening the following week. 'Me and My Girl', the show with the Lambeth Walk, opens next week. The hit musical of the thirties and fourties ran for 1,646 performances at the Victoria Palace 07/02/1985

Robert Lindsay (l) who plays Bill Snibson and Emma Thompson (r) who plays Sally Smith during rehearsals ahead of the play opening the following week. ‘Me and My Girl’, the show with the Lambeth Walk, opens next week. The hit musical of the thirties and fourties ran for 1,646 performances at the Victoria Palace
07/02/1985

A new look for Anton Chekov's play, 'The Three Sisters', which is being revived at the Royal Court Theatre. The actresses are Marianne Faithfull, Glenda Jackson (centre) and Avril Elgar (right). 07/04/1967

A new look for Anton Chekov’s play, ‘The Three Sisters’, which is being revived at the Royal Court Theatre. The actresses are Marianne Faithfull, Glenda Jackson (centre) and Avril Elgar (right).
07/04/1967

Julie Andrews, 13-year-old coloratura soprano, of Walton-On-Thames, is the youngest star chosen for the Royal Command Variety Performance at the Palladium. 14/10/1948

Julie Andrews, 13-year-old coloratura soprano, of Walton-On-Thames, is the youngest star chosen for the Royal Command Variety Performance at the Palladium.
14/10/1948

Alan Bates and Charlotte Rampling. 01/01/1967

Alan Bates and Charlotte Rampling.
01/01/1967

Mary Payne and Helen Mirren (age 19) during rehearsal at the Queen's Theatre, London, for the National Youth Theatre's production of  A Midsummer Night's Dream. 31/08/1964

Mary Payne and Helen Mirren (age 19) during rehearsal at the Queen’s Theatre, London, for the National Youth Theatre’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
31/08/1964

Jill Bennett, Tom Jones and Maggie Smith (left to right) with their mounted and inscribed silver hearts show business awards presented to them by the Variety Club of Great Britain at the Savoy Hotel, London. 11/03/1969

Jill Bennett, Tom Jones and Maggie Smith (left to right) with their mounted and inscribed silver hearts show business awards presented to them by the Variety Club of Great Britain at the Savoy Hotel, London.
11/03/1969

Jane Asher, aged 13, is to play Alice in 'Alice In The Looking-Glass,' to be seen at the Playhouse, Oxford Jane is seen in the costume for the part in London. 23/11/1959

Jane Asher, aged 13, is to play Alice in ‘Alice In The Looking-Glass,’ to be seen at the Playhouse, Oxford Jane is seen in the costume for the part in London.
23/11/1959

Helena Bonham Carter, 22, the star of 'A Room with a View' and 'Lady Jane Grey'. 01/09/1988

Helena Bonham Carter, 22, the star of ‘A Room with a View’ and ‘Lady Jane Grey’.
01/09/1988

Prince Philip talking to the star of Educating Rita, Julie Walters, when he attended the film's premiere in London. 03/05/1983

Prince Philip talking to the star of Educating Rita, Julie Walters, when he attended the film’s premiere in London.
03/05/1983

Emma Watson who is to play Hermione Granger in the film "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" based on the novel by author J K Rowling, during a news conference at the Berkeley Hotel in London. 23/08/2000

Emma Watson who is to play Hermione Granger in the film “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” based on the novel by author J K Rowling, during a news conference at the Berkeley Hotel in London.
23/08/2000

The filming of The Railway Children on location at Oakworth.  Actor Bernard Cribbens with actresses, Sally Thomsett (left) and Jenny Agutter. 02/07/1970

The filming of The Railway Children on location at Oakworth. Actor Bernard Cribbens with actresses, Sally Thomsett (left) and Jenny Agutter.
02/07/1970

Actress Julie Christie at London Airport before leaving for a holiday in Madrid, Spain. 13/09/1964

Actress Julie Christie at London Airport before leaving for a holiday in Madrid, Spain.
13/09/1964

London-born film actress Honor Blackman, age 23, riding her Norton Big Four motorcycle through Hyde Park in London. 9/5/1949

London-born film actress Honor Blackman, age 23, riding her Norton Big Four motorcycle through Hyde Park in London.
9/5/1949

(L-R) Emily Watson, Ewan McGregor and Brenda Blethyn celebrating with their awards at the 1996 London Film Critics Circle Awards this evening (Sunday). Watson took the British Newcomer of the Year, McGregor took Best Actor, and Blethyn won the Best Actress award. 02/03/1997

(L-R) Emily Watson, Ewan McGregor and Brenda Blethyn celebrating with their awards at the 1996 London Film Critics Circle Awards this evening (Sunday). Watson took the British Newcomer of the Year, McGregor took Best Actor, and Blethyn won the Best Actress award.
02/03/1997

Rufus Sewell as Hotspur and Jane Horrocks as Doll Tearshet  at a London photocall to for the BBC's new adaptation of Shakespeare's Henry IV. The play, which has been adatpted for TV by John Caird, wil be shown on BBC 2 at a date to be announced this autumn. 09/08/1995

Rufus Sewell as Hotspur and Jane Horrocks as Doll Tearshet at a London photocall to for the BBC’s new adaptation of Shakespeare’s Henry IV. The play, which has been adatpted for TV by John Caird, wil be shown on BBC 2 at a date to be announced this autumn.
09/08/1995

File dated 27.9.65 of actor Patrick Macnee, as John Steed, and Diana Rigg as Emma Peel, in the sixties hit series The Avengers.  Award-winning actor Ralph Fiennes is to  play pinstriped hero John Steed, opposite Sean Connery as the diabolical villain Sir August de Wynter, with Uma Thurman playing Emma Peel, in a film remake of the classic series, it was announced today (Friday

File dated 27.9.65 of actor Patrick Macnee, as John Steed, and Diana Rigg as Emma Peel, in the sixties hit series The Avengers. Award-winning actor Ralph Fiennes is to play pinstriped hero John Steed, opposite Sean Connery as the diabolical villain Sir August de Wynter, with Uma Thurman playing Emma Peel, in a film remake of the classic series, it was announced today (Friday

  • Archie Dux

    Honor Blackman isn’t going anywhere on that Norton. The centerstand is down, and the bike is stationary.