Documentary film maker. Born Suffolk. Co-founder of the Mass Observation organisation (something like current day personal blogs but with pencil and paper). In 1936 he helped organise the Surrealist Exhibition at the New Burlington Galleries. Joined the GPO film unit in 1934 and directed a number of now famous shorts: 'London Can Take It!', 'Listen to Britain', 'Spare Time'. His death was untimely: aged 47 he was on the Greek island Poros, scouting locations for a film about health services in Europe when he fell from a cliff.
Person | Male Born 19/8/1907 Died 24/9/1950
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Humphrey Jennings, 1907 - 1950, documentary film maker lived here, 1944 - 195...
Born Yorkshire. Raised as a Methodist. Became a minister in the East End, a chaplain in WW1. Became Superintendent of the Lambeth Mission in London in 1922, and was there 32 years. Wrote many hymns...
Jessie Matthews, OBE
Actor, singer and dancer. Born into a large family in Berwick Street. Made her name in theatre and in the 30's was Britain's favourite musical film star. Post-war her career flagged but in 1963 s...
Built by Grace and Marsh and operated by Israel Davis and his family. It opened with the British premiere of Josef von Sternberg's The Last Command, and was equipped with the largest Compton organ...
Actor. Born Jessie Alice Tandy in Upper Clapton. She appeared in over 100 stage productions and more than 60 roles in film and TV. In 1940, on the break-up of her marriage to actor Jack Hawkins, sh...
Person, Cinema, Theatre, TV & Radio, USA
Born as Harry Webb in India. Starred with Olivier in Dave Clark's Time. The Shadows were his backing group.