Peter Cushing: Behind the Camera celebrates the life and work of one of our finest actors. Known to many as Baron Frankenstein, his career spanned so much more, including Sherlock Holmes, Dr Who and Star Wars. This documentary mixes extracts from a rare radio interview recorded with Peter in 1986 with new contributions from some of those who knew him and worked with him, to bring a unique insight into his personality, his technique and his most famous roles.
Derek Fowlds A Part Well Played celebrates the life and work of one of our best loved actors. Derek reflects on his long career and recalls many of the famous names and productions that he’s been associated with, including West End appearances with Laurence Harvey and Alastair Sim, big-screen roles alongside Dirk Bogarde, Alec Guinness and Kenneth More, and his popular TV series, The Basil Brush Show, Yes Minister and Heartbeat that have gone on to help define a generation.
On the Buses at the Movies celebrates the 50th anniversary of the classic On the Buses film series, which comprises of On the Buses (1971), Mutiny on the Buses (1972) and Holiday on the Buses (1973). We go behind the scenes and look at the films’ enduring appeal, with contributions from On the Buses cast and crew, including actors Reg Varney, Anna Karen, Stephen Lewis and Andria Lawrence, writers Ronald Chesney and Ronald Wolfe, production supervisor Roy Skeggs, Hammer Films runners Brian Reynolds and Phil Campbell, On the Buses Fan Club organiser Steve Luxton and film historian Morris Bright MBE.
PETER CUSHING: Perspectives is a documentary that celebrates one of the UK’s finest and best loved actors, featuring some of those who knew him and worked with him during his long career.
The documentary features actors Derek Fowlds, Madeline Smith and Judy Matheson, writer Paul Welsh MBE, author and film historian Morris Bright MBE, and Hammer Runners Brian Reynolds and Phil Campbell, authors of Running Scared.
During the film they provide their own perspective on Peter, reflecting on his career, his acting style and his wonderfully warm personality, which made him popular with his fellow actors and with his fans.
SHORTLY AFTER THE ROYAL PREMIERE of his final film, Biggles, internationally acclaimed actor, Peter Cushing reflected on his life and career during an hour-long interview that was thought to be lost to the archive.
In this film Peter gives us get an insight into his work that has now become an essential part of popular culture. With contributions from leading industry professionals we explore how many of the productions and producers that Peter has been associated with have added to our cultural heritage and how his legacy continues to influence filmmakers today.
FILM PROJECTIONS is a short documentary that explores how the fast-moving digital revolution has created new opportunities for one of the UK’s oldest cinemas, helping them to open new screens and provide more customer choice. It’s a revolution that has provided a new lease of life for a venue that has struggled for decades to remain open as a working cinema and remain at the heart of its seaside community.
ACTRESS JENNY QUAYLE REFLECTS on her father, legendary actor Sir Anthony Quayle. Her interview was originally recorded for our documentary STAGE DIRECTION. By way of a tribute to Sir Anthony we present this special documentary, where Jenny talks openly and at length about his life and career.
SIR ANTHONY QUAYLE had an astonishing international career that included performances in the West End and on Broadway, as well as appearing in many of the most iconic films of the last 20th century.
IN THIS SIX PART SERIES veteran British actors Sir Anthony Quayle and Roy Kinnear are joined by leading TV executives and some of the UK’s best new acting talent to provide practical advice for those wanting to establish themselves in today’s rapidly changing entertainment industry.
We gathered some great interviews and loads of practical advice for our documentary STAGE DIRECTION, too much to inlcude in the 30 minute film. We therefore decided to produce this series to expand on the documentary and allow each of the contributors more time to expand on their invaluable advice for those wanting to make a career in the acting profession.
IN 1984, ANTHONY QUAYLE AND ROY KINNEAR, two veterans of the stage and screen, came together in a prestigious London theatre to launch a new theatrical company and took the time to pass on their experiences to those in the acting profession coming up behind them.
Over thirty years later, STAGE DIRECTION, a documentary from RABBIT & SNAIL FILMS, revisits the theatre and asks what relevance their advice still has for actors today. STAGE DIRECTION is written and produced by Richard Edwards.