Favourite films:
Psychomania (1973)
The Third Man (1949)

Favourite director:
Luis Buñuel

Favourite screen actor & actress:
Jean-Pierre Léaud and Pat Coombs

First cinematic memories:
Among many: My grandma taking me to see Aristocats (1970); My dad taking me to see Young Winston (1972); Going on my own to see Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger (1977), Moonraker (1979) and The Empire Strikes Back (1980); looking at the lobby stills and wondering what Last Tango in Paris (1972) was about; having a crush on Jodie Foster after watching Freaky Friday (1976)… all at The Walton Odeon.

Odeon, Walton-on-Thames (now demolished)

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Favourite film:

A tie between Gone With the Wind (1939) and The Red Shoes (1948)

Favourite directors:
Powell & Pressburger and Ken Loach

Favourite screen actor and actress:
Cary Grant & Charlotte Rampling

First film I saw at the cinema:
The Rescuers (1977), an animated Disney film. I was three years old and my dad took me to see it. I remember crying as we left the auditorium.


Favourite films:
Il Postino (1994), Cinema Paradiso (1988), Todo Sobre me Madre (1999), The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988), Three Colours-Blue (1993) and anything French!

Favourite Directors:
French, Italian and Spanish

Favourite screen actors & actresses:
Peter O Toole ( when he was younger), Gregory Peck, Lauren Bacall, Katherine Hepburn and Juliette Binoche.

First cinematic memories:
Simba (1955) (about the Mau Mau in Kenya starring Dirk Bogarde), The Purple Plain (1954) (set in Burma with Gregory Peck).