Monday 27th September 2021 at 7:30pm.
Bourne End Community Centre, Wakeman Road, Bourne End, SL8 5SX Note: Venue Changed
Aged 77, and after years in the film industry wilderness, Charles Crichton directed A Fish Called Wanda (1988), one of the most successful screen comedies of all time. But long before Wanda, Crichton, a brilliant but long-forgotten British filmmaker, was also responsible for some of the best-loved Ealing comedies including The Lavender Hill Mob, Hue and Cry and The Titfield Thunderbolt. After biographies of Anthony Hopkins, Graham Greene, Albert Finney and Alfred Hitchcock, local author Quentin Falk has, for his 11th book, turned his focus on the life and times of the versatile Crichton with star contributions ranging from Dame Judi Dench and Petula Clark to John Cleese and Sir Michael Palin.
Charles Crichton by Quentin Falk (Manchester University Press, published June 29)