Monday, 14 September 2015

What a Carry On at the London Film Convention!

The London Film Convention is now in its 42nd year. My attention has been drawn to this by one of my lovely Twitter followers (thanks Michael!) The Convention gives fans of classic film and television a chance to meet stars, have photos taken with them and go home with an autograph as a lovely memento.

The next Convention is due to take place on Saturday 19th September and although it's early days, there have already been some guests announced with strong Carry On connections! Leading the field is Carry On and Coronation Street legend, the lovely Amanda Barrie! Amanda of course starred in two Carry Ons, Cabby and Cleo before going on to spend many successful years working in British theatre and appearances as Alma Sedgewick / Baldwin in Corrie for twenty years.

Also flying the Carry On flag will be the star of the very first film in the series, Shirley Eaton. Bond girl Shirley starred in Sergeant, Nurse and Constable as well as appearing in the very first Doctor film and the likes of The Naked Truth, What A Carve Up and Dentist On The Job. Joining Shirley will be Anita Harris, who guest starred in both Carry On Doctor and Follow That Camel.

And that's not all! You can also meet Margaret Nolan (Cowboy, Henry, At Your Convenience, Matron, Girls and Dick) and Alexandra Dane (Doctor, Up The Khyber, Again Doctor, Loving and Behind).  Also, Oscar winning production designer Peter Lamont will be there - he worked on Carry On Matron.

The London Film Convention will be taking place on Saturday 19th September, between 10am-5pm at Central Hall, Westminster, in Central London. 

If you attend this event please do get in touch and let me know how it went and who you met!

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