Re-posted from CARRY ON BLOGGING
When our friends at Carry On Blogging got in touch and asked if we would consider writing a guest blog for them, we jumped at the chance. We were about to launch our new weekly classic film review magazine on YouTube, FILM TALK and immediately decided to record a special Carry On edition, which includes a WORLD EXCLUSIVE from Hammer Films’ Judy Matheson.
No drum roll, no big flourish, just the best films and the best in film conversation as we formally launch our brand new weekly classic film VLOG magazine, RABBIT & SNAIL’S FILM TALK. Quite simply, it’s all about the greatest films ever made. Continue reading “FILM TALK Episode #1: Some Like It Hot (1959) Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, Marilyn Monroe – Championed by Morris Bright MBE”
Judy Matheson, the star of Twins of Evil, The Flesh and Blood Show, Z Cars and Blake’s 7 joined us at Elstree Studios to record an interview for our upcoming Peter Cushing documentary. Afterwards we chatted about her life and career from starting out as a jobbing actress to her appearances in some of the UK’s most iconic films and cult TV series. Continue reading “PRODUCTION DIARY #12: Judy Matheson – From Bristol Old Vic to Hammer Horror (Part 1)”
This week’s production diary dips into the archive and dusts off an interview we recorded with one of Britain’s most recognisable character actors, Sir Michael Hordern, who appeared in over 140 films along with countless acclaimed stage appearances in a career that spanned 60 years. Continue reading “PRODUCTION DIARY #11: From the Archive – Sir Michael Hordern Reflects on His Passion For Acting”
Our PRODUCTION DIARY this week features two great actresses. Valerie Leon and Madeline Smith have been at the heart of British film and television since the 1960s and have appeared in the three biggest film franchises ever to come out of the UK, Hammer Films’ Gothic shockers, the classic Carry-On series and the record-breaking James Bond films. Continue reading “PRODUCTION DIARY #10: Valerie Leon & Madeline Smith on Hammer Films, Carry-On & James Bond”
Derek Fowlds has been at the heart of British film and television since the 1960s, not least of all when he entered our homes on the BBC as Mr Derek, the side-kick to the irascible Basil Brush. It’s a role he admits that he was not keen to continue after the first series. He was a serious actor, after all. A graduate of the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. But the pressure to find work persuaded him to take-on the second series and he never looked back. Continue reading “PRODUCTION DIARY #9: Derek Fowlds – At the Heart of British Telly, from Basil Brush to Heartbeat”