Person    | Male  Born 19/3/1874  Died 9/2/1953

Cecil Hepworth

Categories: Cinema

British film pioneer in the silent era. Born 12 Beaufort (now Somerset) Gardens, Lewisham. Father was a Victorian magic lanternist. Died at home at 211 Eastcote Road, Ruislip. Caroline's Miscellany has an interesting piece on Hepworth with a 6 minute film 'Rescued by Rover'.

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

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Cecil Hepworth

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Cecil Hepworth - NW1

Commemorating the Centenary of Cinema 1996 Cecil Hepworth (1874 - 1953) Brit...

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Cecil Hepworth - SE13

Commemorating the Centenary of Cinema 1996 Cecil M. Hepworth, British film p...

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Film industry

Simon Callow did the unveiling honours. There seems to be a battle going on ...

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Other Subjects

Surrey County Cinema

Surrey County Cinema

Originally called the Surrey County Theatre, it was renamed as a cinema in 1929, and in 1947, it became the 'Gaumont'. The auditorium has since been demolished, but the entrance and foyer were reta...

Building, Architecture, Cinema

1 memorial
Equity

Equity

UK Trade Union representing professional performers and other creative workers.

Group, Cinema, Community / Clubs, Music / songs, Theatre, TV & Radio

1 memorial
Coronet Cinema - Camberwell

Coronet Cinema - Camberwell

Opened in 1913, as Camberwell Central Cinema, it suffered bomb damage but was reopened in 1945. It closed in 1948 and was being used for storage when a bad fire in 1957 prompted the decision to dem...

Building, Cinema

1 memorial
Bob Hope

Bob Hope

Actor and comedian. Born Leslie Townes Hope at 44 Craigton Road, Eltham. His family emigrated to the U.S.A. in 1908 and he became an American citizen in 1920. He started his career on the stage bef...

Person, Cinema, Seriously Famous, TV & Radio, USA

1 memorial
Emeric Pressburger

Emeric Pressburger

Author and screenwriter. Born Imre Josef Pressburger at 3 St Peter's Street, Miskolc, Hungary. He moved to Berlin in 1926 to work as a journalist and scriptwriter. In 1935 he came to Britain and in...

Person, Cinema, Germany, Hungary

1 memorial