Railway Children pull into Aylesbury - Bucks
Bucks HeraldRailway Children pull into AylesburyBucks HeraldPublished in 1906, Edith Nesbit's much-loved classic novel has since been adapted for both stage and screen, most famously in the 1970 film version directed by Lionel Jeffries and starring Jenny Agutter and Bernard Cribbins. This thrilling coming-of ...
Posted on 25 October 2017 | 2:27 am
Suzan Farmer obituary - The Guardian
The GuardianSuzan Farmer obituaryThe GuardianThis time Farmer and Matthews were brother and sister, her beauty the bait to lure Lee's Rasputin into a fatal encounter. Her apprenticeship for Hammer had come in more swashbuckling fare – The Crimson Blade (1963), with Lionel Jeffries and Oliver Reed ...
Posted on 24 October 2017 | 9:48 am
Obituary - Suzan Farmer, Hammer star who
HeraldScotlandObituary - Suzan Farmer, Hammer star who appeared in Coronation StreetHeraldScotlandHer first work for Hammer was 1963's The Crimson Blade, which avoided the usual horror genre for an English Civil War story (the stars were Lionel Jeffries and Oliver Reed). A year later, she was back for The Devil-Ship Pirates, another swashbuckler ...
Posted on 11 October 2017 | 7:40 am
Much-loved tale steams into Southampton -
Daily EchoMuch-loved tale steams into SouthamptonDaily EchoPublished in 1906, the much-loved novel has since been adapted for the stage and screen, most famously in the 1970 film version directed by Lionel Jeffries, starring Jenny Agutter, Bernard Cribbins, Dinah Sheridan and Sally Thomsett. Exeter Northcott ...and more »
Posted on 5 October 2017 | 8:24 pm
Classic French romantic trilogy and
High Plains ReaderClassic French romantic trilogy and American remakeHigh Plains ReaderSalvatore Baccaloni, Lionel Jeffries, and Georgette Anys are also very effective in key roles. Many actors seem to have been cast to resemble the actors in the original three films. However, the Logan film eliminates almost all the character diversions ...
Posted on 4 October 2017 | 5:45 pm
Wine Review: Posh wines from a posh estate
We are not referring to the song sung by Lionel Jeffries in the classic movie “Chitty Chity Bang Bang,” but rather the word that indicates the ultimate in opulence. There is another word associated with posh – Biltmore Estate. The Biltmore Estate is ...
Posted on 21 August 2015 | 1:22 pm
WATCH: Happy Birthday to the author of The
It was repainted at the National Railway Museum’s Shildon site late last year to reflect the fictional caramel-brown livery from the Lionel Jeffries movie, just in time for its star appearance. The long-awaited homecoming of The Railway Children to York ...
Posted on 13 August 2015 | 10:00 am
Actor Lionel Jeffries, aka Grandpa Potts in
British character actor Lionel Jeffries died of undisclosed causes on 19 February 2010. Born in London, England, on 10 June 1926, he served in Burma during World War II. After the war, he trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts and appeared in a ...
Posted on 23 February 2010 | 9:47 am
Lionel Jeffries, British Character Actor,
Lionel Jeffries, a mustachioed, bald-pated British character actor who excelled in rubber-faced comedic roles like Grandpa Potts in the musical fantasy adventure “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,” and who directed “The Railway Children” and several other ...
Posted on 19 February 2010 | 8:00 am
Actor and Director Lionel Jeffries Dies at
Veteran actor and director Lionel Jeffries died on Friday in a nursing home in Dorset, South West England, at age 83. A spokeswoman for his agent said, "We can confirm he passed away this morning following a long illness." Lionel Jeffries studied at the ...
Posted on 19 February 2010 | 8:00 am