A chronology of Manchester's Film History compiled by CP Lee. Comments and/or additional material welcome -
(This page updated 25-May-2013)
|1946 - 1947||MANCUNIAN RENAISSANCE ...|
1946 - Blakeley begins converting a disused Wesleyan chapel on Dickenson Road, Rusholme for his new studios with sound in Manchester.
1947 - Directed by Paul Rotha, A City Speaks is financed by Manchester City Council. John E Blakeley opens his Film Studios (Manchester) Ltd and releases their first production Cup-Tie Honeymoon. At the opening party (see photo), George Formby shakes hands with John E whilst Frank Randle and Betty Jumel look on with Sandy Powell.
1946 - Actor Pete Poselthwaite, OBE, born 7 February in Warrington (d. 2 January 2011).
1946 - Bee Gee Barry Gibb, born 1 September - his film Now Voyager features Rusholme's Victoria Baths as a setting - his family lived in Chorlton-cum-Hardy from 1953 until they emigrated to Australia.
1947 - Actor James Hazeldine born 4 April in Salford.
1947 - Actor Peter Noone born 5 November in Davyhulme, Manchester..
1947 - Actor Warren Clarke born 26 April in Oldham.
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MANCHESTER FILM HISTORY established 2011.