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Memorial

Mike Leigh & Alison Steadman Leigh & Steadman and Maestri

Plaque: Mike Leigh & Alison Steadman

Erection date: 16/12/2013

Inscription

Mike Leigh OBE, British writer and director of film and theatre. Also Alison Steadman OBE, actress of stage, screen and film, lived here.
Brook and Cranleigh House Residents Association

Unveiled by Simon Callow who has never worked on a Leigh movie though he and Steadman worked together on the 2003 film Hans Christian Andersen. We don't think that is sufficient reason for his involvement with this plaque; we think he was here to unveil the nearby Dickens' plaque and was happy to do another.

Early in their life together, in the early 1970s, Leigh and Steadman lived here in a top-floor flat.

Site: Leigh & Steadman and Maestri (2 memorials)

NW1, Cranleigh Street, Brook House

In our photo, at the top of the nearest cream-coloured panel on this building: "GB 1934" but we don't understand the 'GB'.

The Maestri plaque is on one of a cluster of planters that can't be seen in our picture because of the car. But you can see the Paddington clock which is directly above them and may indeed be part of the memorial.

2018: Timothy Thomas helpfully informs via Facebook that the clock "is not a part of any memorial,but there to let passers by know what time it is" and that "G.B.refers to George Brooks,whom the flats were named after."

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This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Mike Leigh & Alison Steadman

Information Subjects commemorated

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Mike Leigh

Writer and director of film and theatre.  Born Welwyn, brought up in Salford....

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Alison Steadman

Actress. Born Liverpool. Married Mike Leigh. Has worked very successfully in ...

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
Mike Leigh & Alison Steadman

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Brook and Cranleigh House Residents Association

Also known as "Brook and Cranleigh House Tenants and Residents Association". ...

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Simon Callow

Actor, director, writer. Born Streatham.  

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Mike Leigh & Alison Steadman

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Dominico and Pilar Maestri

In memory of Dominico and Pilar Maestri, much loved residents of Brook House,...

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