With a screening of her breakout film ‘Roman Holiday’ this month, we mark the thirtieth anniversary of her death with a look back at the remarkable life of Audrey Hepburn, illustrated by clips from many of her films.
Audrey Hepburn’s film career spanned four decades, appearing in twenty-six films, and the star of only nineteen, but they include some of the greatest films of all time: ‘Roman Holiday,’ ‘Sabrina Fair,’ ‘Funny Face,’ ‘The Nun’s Story,’ ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s,’ ‘Charade,’ ‘My Fair Lady’ and ‘How to Steal a Million.’ Those half-dozen or so classic films remain with us as a record of a young woman who grew from a Princess, in William Wyler’s 1953 ‘Roman Holiday,’ to an Angel in Steven Spielberg’s 1989 ‘Always.’
In this illustrated talk we will showcase extracts from these films (and more) as we trace Hepburn’s life from her childhood in war-torn Holland to her voluntary work for UNICEF, her stage and film career as we examine her enduring legacy as both film and fashion icon, the latter through her 40 plus year relationship with fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy.
Ellen Cheshire is a freelance film historian, writer and lecturer. She has written Audrey Hepburn (Pocket Essentials), as well as books on Ang Lee, Jane Campion, The Coen Brothers and Bio-Pics and contributed to books of Silent Cinema, James Bond and Worthing/Shoreham cinemagoing/filmmaking.
100m (inc Q&A)
Tickets £6.50 (Friends/Students £5)
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