A chronology of Manchester's Film History compiled by CP Lee. Comments and/or additional material welcome -
(This page updated 02-Dec-2011)
|1961 - 1962||THE YEAR OF THE NORTH ...|
1961 - Shelagh Delaney's A Taste of Honey is directed in Greater Manchester by Tony Richardson. Fifty years later, on 30 November 2011, an anniversary screening of the film at Cornerhouse, Manchester, attracted over 300 cinemagoers to an event which included a Q and A with actor Murray Melvin who played Geoffrey (see photo below left, Murray with CP Lee).
Also in 1961, producer Tom Blakeley turns down the Beatles and instead puts Craig Douglas in the film Painted Smile.
1962 - Lance Comfort directs two films for Mancunian that go out as a double bill: The Break is a convict escapee drama coupled with Tomorrow at Ten a superior thriller. Also in 1962, John Schlesinger films scenes in Greater Manchester for the award-winning A Kind of Loving starring Manchester-born June Ritchie as Ingrid Rothwell, opposite Alan Bates.
1961 - Actor Lorraine Ashbourne born in Manchester.
1961 - Actor/Playwright Ayub Khan Din born in Salford.
1961 - Actor/Filmmaker Mick Rossi born in Wythenshawe. Former Slaughter and the Dogs guitarist now turned film pro.
1962 - Director/Producer/Writer Gary Sinyor born in Manchester.
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MANCHESTER FILM HISTORY established 2011.