The Cinema Museum is pleased to welcome Claire Bloom CBE for an evening discussing her career on stage, film and television with Jonathan Rigby.
Claire Bloom made her stage debut at 15, and was soon appearing as Ophelia in Hamlet opposite Paul Schofield, and in Christopher Fry's The Lady's Not For Burning with John Gielgud and a young Richard Burton. Other notable appearances were in Look Back in Anger, Romeo and Juliet, Hedda Gabler, and as Blanche DuBois in a London revival A Streetcar Named Desire, which was much admired by author Tennessee Williams.
She made her major film debut in Charlie Chaplin's Limelight (1952), in which she plays a suicidal ballerina, and this led to international fame. She has appeared on screen in a great number of films, including Richard III (1955), Look Back in Anger (1958), The Haunting (1963), The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965), A Doll's House (1973), Clash of the Titans (1981), Sammy and Rosie Get Laid (1987), Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989) and The King's Speech (2010).
Television appearances include starring roles in BBC productions of Anna Karenina (1961) and Wuthering Heights (1962), Lady Marchmain in Brideshead Revisited (1981) and as a mysterious Time Lord in the two-part Doctor Who story The End of Time (2009-10).
Jonathan Rigby is the author of a number of books on film history, including English Gothic: A Century of Horror Cinema (2000), Christopher Lee: The Authorised Screen History (2001), American Gothic: Sixty Years of Horror Cinema (2007), and Euro Gothic: Classics of Continental Horror Cinema (2016). He is also known for playing Kenneth Horne on stage and television.
Doors open at 18.30, for a 19.30 start.
Refreshments will be available in our licensed cafe/bar.