Friday 24 July 2015

What a Carry On at the London Film Convention!

The London Film Convention is new to me but this event is now in it's 40th 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 25th July 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 British film legend, the lovely Liz Fraser! Liz of course starred in four Carry Ons - Regardless, Cruising, Cabby and Behind.

Also making a (very rare) appearance will be Carol Hawkins, star of Abroad, Behind and several Carry On Laughing shows. Joining Liz and Carol so far are three other Carry On actors - Ann Firbank, who appeared in the classic Carry On Nurse and Patricia Franklin who had supporting roles in Camping, Loving, Girls, Behind and England. Finally, the lovely Sally Geeson will also be making an appearance. Sally appeared in Abroad, Girls and of course, played Sid's daughter in Bless This House from 1971 until 1976.

The London Film Convention will be taking place on Saturday 25th July, between 10am-4pm at Central Hall, Westminster, in Central London. 

And fear not if you cannot make it along tomorrow. The Convention will be back on Saturday 19 September and yet again there will be a Carry On presence. Shirley Eaton, star of Sergeant, Nurse and Constable will be there, as will fellow Carry On legends Anita Harris and Margaret Nolan. Also, Oscar winning production designer Peter Lamont will be there - he worked on Carry On Matron.

If you attend either of these events, please do get in touch and let me know how it went and who you met!

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