Hammer Runners Brian Reynolds and Phil Campbell recall working for Hammer Films in late 60s & early 70s

The Hammer Runners, Brian Reynolds and Phil Campbell, co-authors of Running Scared, recorded a wonderful interview for our recent Peter Cushing documentary. Here they recall working as runners for Hammer Films down at Elstree Studios in late 60s and early 70s, and the many stories that became the inspiration for their wonderfully insightful book. Continue reading “Hammer Runners Brian Reynolds and Phil Campbell recall working for Hammer Films in late 60s & early 70s”

PETER CUSHING: In His Own Words – Gala screening followed by Q&A, with Derek Fowlds, Madeline Smith, Jenny Hanley and Judy Matheson

We’re really excited to announce a gala screening of our feature documentary, PETER CUSHING: In His Own Words at 7pm on Saturday 8th February 2020 at the Cinema Museum, Kennington, followed by a special Q&A hosted by Morris Bright MBE, who will be joined on stage by director Richard Edwards, contributors Derek Fowlds, Madeline Smith, Judy Matheson, Brian Reynolds, Phil Campbell and narrator Jenny Hanley.

After the Q&A you’ll be able to meet our guests, who will also take part in a paid signing. You can order tickets online from Cinema Museum or by calling them on 020 7840 2200 during office hours.

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Valerie Leon and Madeline Smith talk Hammer Films and James Bond

One of the great things about making documentary is that you often get to meet amazing people, made even more special when you meet the together. Valerie Leon and Madeline Smith both recorded interviews for our recent documentary, PETER CUSHING: In His Own Words. They were in the studio on the same day and recorded a short piece together, sharing their experiences working with Hammer Films and James Bond. Two wonderful people, delighted to have been able to record even a short clip with them together. Continue reading “Valerie Leon and Madeline Smith talk Hammer Films and James Bond”

Morris Bright MBE reflects on Peter Cushing at Elstree Studios: From Hammer to Star Wars

Author and broadcaster, Morris Bright MBE recorded a great interview for our new documentary, PETER CUSHING: In His Own Words. Here’s a few clips from the interview, which celebrate Peter’s work at Elstree Studios, from the Hammer films to the international success of George Lucas’s Star Wars. Continue reading “Morris Bright MBE reflects on Peter Cushing at Elstree Studios: From Hammer to Star Wars”

VALERIE LEON on Working with Peter Cushing and Challenges of Filming Blood from the Mummy’s Tomb

Here’s our latest PRODUCTION DIARY video, this week with actress Valerie Leon, who talks about making the classic 1971 Hammer horror, Blood from the Mummy’s Tomb, including some of the many production problems that they faced, not least of all was when Peter Cushing had to leave the picture after just one day’s filming when his wife was taken seriously ill.