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Films featuring Brighton

The city of Brighton
Brighton is the major part of the city of Brighton and Hove in East Sussex, England on the south coast of Great Britain...

 has been featured in the following films:
  • Bank Holiday
    Bank Holiday (film)
    Bank Holiday is a 1938 British drama film directed by Carol Reed and starring John Lodge, Margaret Lockwood, Hugh Williams and Kathleen Harrison...

  • Pink String and Sealing Wax
    Pink String and Sealing Wax
    Pink String and Sealing Wax is a 1945 British drama film directed by Robert Hamer and starring Mervyn Johns, Googie Withers and Gordon Jackson.-Cast:* Mervyn Johns as Edward Sutton* Googie Withers as Pearl Bond* Gordon Jackson as David Sutton...

  • Brighton Rock (1947)
  • Genevieve
    Genevieve (film)
    Genevieve is a 1953 British comedy film produced and directed by Henry Cornelius and written by William Rose. It starred John Gregson, Dinah Sheridan, Kenneth More and Kay Kendall as two couples comedically involved in a vintage automobile rally...

  • Linda
    Linda (film)
    Linda is a 1960 British teen film drama, directed by Don Sharp and starring Carol White and Alan Rothwell. The film was shot on location in South London and Brighton, and played in cinemas as the support feature to Saturday Night and Sunday Morning. The film was featured as an episode of Cinema...

  • Jigsaw
    Jigsaw (1962 film)
    Jigsaw is a 1962 British crime drama film written and directed by Val Guest and starring Jack Warner and Ronald Lewis.-Plot:After a murder is committed in Brighton, two detectives comb the South Coast of England for the killer.-Cast:...

  • The Chalk Garden
    The Chalk Garden
    The Chalk Garden is a play by Enid Bagnold that premiered on Broadway in 1955. The play tells the story of Mrs. St Maugham and her granddaughter Laurel, a disturbed child under Miss Madrigal's care. The setting of the play was inspired by Bagnold's own garden at North End House in Rottingdean, near...

  • Smokescreen
    Smokescreen (film)
    Smokescreen is a 1964 British crime thriller, written and directed by Jim O'Connolly, and starring Peter Vaughan.-Cast:* Peter Vaughan as Roper* John Carson as Trevor Bayliss* Yvonne Romain as Janet Dexter* Gerald Flood as Graham Turner...

  • Half a Sixpence
    Half a Sixpence
    Half a Sixpence is a musical comedy written as a vehicle for British pop star Tommy Steele.It is based on H.G. Wells's novel Kipps: The Story of a Simple Soul...

  • Oh! What A Lovely War
    Oh! What a Lovely War
    Oh! What a Lovely War is a musical film based on the stage musical Oh, What a Lovely War! originated by Charles Chilton as a radio play, The Long Long Trail in December 1961, and transferred to stage by Gerry Raffles in partnership with Joan Littlewood and her Theatre Workshop created in 1963,...

  • On a Clear Day You Can See Forever
    On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (film)
    On a Clear Day You Can See Forever is a 1970 American musical/romantic fantasy film directed by Vincente Minnelli. The screenplay by Alan Jay Lerner is adapted from his book for the 1965 stage production of the same name...

  • Loot
    Loot (film)
    Loot is a 1970 British comedy film directed by Silvio Narizzano, based on the play of the same name by Joe Orton. It was entered into the 1971 Cannes Film Festival.-Cast:* Richard Attenborough - Inspector Truscott* Lee Remick - Nurse Fay McMahon...

  • Carry On at Your Convenience
    Carry On at Your Convenience
    Carry On at Your Convenience, released in 1971, is the 22nd film of the Carry On series and was the first box office failure of the series. The failure has been attributed to the film's attempt at exploring the political themes of the trade union movement, crucially portraying the union activists...

  • Villain
    Villain (1971 film)
    Villain is a 1971 gangster film directed by Michael Tuchner and starring Richard Burton, Ian McShane, T. P. McKenna and Donald Sinden.-Plot:...

  • Carry On Girls
    Carry On Girls
    Carry On Girls is the 25th Carry On film, released in Britain in 1973. The film is notable for being the first not to feature either Kenneth Williams or Charles Hawtrey. Williams was appearing in a West End play, My Fat Friend. Hawtrey had been dropped from the series the year before...

  • Quadrophenia
    Quadrophenia (film)
    Quadrophenia is a 1979 British film, loosely based around the 1973 rock opera of the same name by The Who. The film stars Phil Daniels as a Mod named Jimmy. It was directed by Franc Roddam in his feature directing debut...

  • Mona Lisa
    Mona Lisa (film)
    Mona Lisa is a 1986 British film about a petty criminal who becomes entangled in the dangerous life of a high-class call girl. The movie was written by Neil Jordan and David Leland, and directed by Jordan. It was produced by George Harrison's HandMade Films...

  • The Fruit Machine (1988)
  • Under Suspicion
    Under Suspicion (1991 film)
    Under Suspicion is a 1991 film directed by Simon Moore. It stars Liam Neeson and Laura San Giacomo. Neeson won best actor at the 1992 Festival du Film Policier de Cognac for his performance...

  • Dirty Weekend (1993)
  • The End of the Affair
    The End of the Affair (1999 film)
    Michael Nyman would later use "Diary of Love" to open and close his solo album, The Piano Sings . As with many of Nyman's 1990s scores, he incorporates material from his String Quartet No.3, which was in turn based on a choral piece titled Out of the Ruins.-Track listing:#Diary of Hate 2:38#Henry...

  • Circus (2000)
  • Me Without You
    Me Without You (film)
    Me Without You is a 2001 British film, starring Anna Friel, Michelle Williams and Oliver Milburn, and written and directed by Sandra Goldbacher.- Plot :...

  • Dominator
    Dominator (comics)
    Dominator is a British comic character created by Tony Luke, and since his first appearance in 1988 Luke has been chronicling the ongoing adventures of the eponymous Demon God of Rock & Roll in many different forms...

  • Wimbledon
    Wimbledon (film)
    Wimbledon is a 2004 romantic comedy film directed by Richard Loncraine. The film centers on a washed-up tennis pro named Peter Colt and an up-and-coming tennis star named Lizzie Bradbury during the Wimbledon Championships.The film was dedicated to Mark McCormack, who died on 16 May 2003 after...

  • Skinhead Attitude
    Skinhead Attitude (film)
    Skinhead Attitude is a 2003 documentary about the skinhead subculture, made by Daniel Schweizer....

  • MirrorMask
    Mirrormask is a 2005 fantasy film from Jim Henson Pictures, Samuel Goldwyn Films, and Destination Films. It stars Stephanie Leonidas, Jason Barry, Rob Brydon, and Gina McKee. It is designed and directed by Dave McKean, written by Neil Gaiman from a story they developed together...

  • Cassandra's Dream (2007)
  • London to Brighton
    London to Brighton
    London to Brighton is a 2006 award-winning British film. The film was written and directed by Paul Andrew Williams.-Plot:The film opens with a woman and child, Kelly and Joanne, bursting into a London toilet. Joanne is crying and Kelly has a black eye...

  • Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging
    Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging
    Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging is a 2008 British coming of age film film co-written and directed by Gurinder Chadha starring Georgia Groome. It is based on two teenage novels by Louise Rennison: Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging and It's OK, I'm Wearing Really Big Knickers...

  • Brighton Wok: The Legend of Ganja Boxing (2008)
  • The Damned United
    The Damned United
    The Damned United is a 2009 British sports drama film directed by Tom Hooper and adapted by Peter Morgan from David Peace's bestselling novel The Damned Utd, a largely fictional book based on the author's interpretation of Brian Clough's tenure as manager of Leeds United...

  • Brighton Rock
    Brighton Rock (2010 film)
    - External links :* * * * from BBC Films...


Television programmes featuring Brighton

Brighton has also featured in the following television programmes:
  • Stranger on the Shore
    Stranger on the Shore (TV serial)
    Stranger on the Shore is a BBC television drama serial first broadcast in five parts in 1961.Produced by Kevin Sheldon and written by Ruth Sheila Hodgson, the five-episode series portrays Marie-Hélène Ronsin, a young French teenager, on her first trip to England as an au pair...

  • Doctor Who: The Leisure Hive
    The Leisure Hive
    The Leisure Hive is a serial in the British science fiction television series Doctor Who, which was first broadcast in four weekly parts from 30 August to 20 September 1980.-Plot:...

  • Waiting for God
    Waiting for God (TV series)
    Waiting for God was a British sitcom that ran on BBC1 for five series from 1990 to 1994. It starred Stephanie Cole and Graham Crowden as two spirited residents of a retirement home who spend their time running rings around the home's oppressive management and their own families. It was written by...

     (several episodes; series ran 1990–94)
  • Only Fools and Horses
    Only Fools and Horses
    Only Fools and Horses is a British sitcom, created and written by John Sullivan. Seven series were originally broadcast on BBC One in the United Kingdom between 1981 and 1991, with sporadic Christmas specials until 2003...

  • Lovejoy
    Lovejoy is a TV series about the adventures of Lovejoy, a British antiques dealer and faker based in East Anglia, a less than scrupulous yet likeable rogue. The episodes were based on a series of picaresque novels by John Grant...

     (1993) http://www.tv.com//dainty-dish/episode/78489/summary.html?q=&tag=search_results;episode_title;1
  • Killer Net
    Killer Net
    Killer Net was a television mini series broadcast on Channel 4 in May 1998. The series is set around the lives of three students living in Brighton and an internet based computer game....

  • Sugar Rush
    Sugar Rush
    Sugar Rush is Julie Burchill's first novel aimed at teenagers, published in 2004. It charts the progress of Kim Lewis as she is forced to leave her posh high school and attend the infamous local comprehensive, Ravendene. This coincides with a fight with her best friend, Zoe "Saint" Clements,...

  • Top Gear (2007)
  • Stan Lee's Superhumans
    Stan Lee's Superhumans
    Stan Lee's Superhumans is a documentary television series that debuted August 5, 2010 on History. It is hosted by comic book superhero creator Stan Lee and follows contortionist Daniel Browning Smith, "the most flexible man in the world", as he searches the globe for real-life superhumans – people...

     (2010) episode; "Mind Force" Miroslaw Magola claims to harnesses the power of psychokinesis
    The term psychokinesis , also referred to as telekinesis with respect to strictly describing movement of matter, sometimes abbreviated PK and TK respectively, is a term...

Musical videos featuring Brighton

  • In 1984 Julien Temple
    Julien Temple
    Julien Temple is an English film, documentary and music video director. He began his career with short films featuring the Sex Pistols, and has continued with various off-beat projects, including The Great Rock And Roll Swindle, Absolute Beginners and a documentary film about Glastonbury.-Temple...

     filmed "Do it Again", a video of the song by The Kinks
    The Kinks
    The Kinks were an English rock band formed in Muswell Hill, North London, by brothers Ray and Dave Davies in 1964. Categorised in the United States as a British Invasion band, The Kinks are recognised as one of the most important and influential rock acts of the era. Their music was influenced by a...

     from their album Word of Mouth
    Word of Mouth
    Word of Mouth may refer to:*Word of mouth, a method of communication*Word of Mouth, a local Blues/Rock band based in Hamburg, New York*Word of Mouth ,A TV show hosted by Sandy Daza and Teacher Patty in the Philippines...

    , which is partially set on Brighton Pier.

  • The official video for Skream & Example's "Shot Yourself In The Foot Again" shot on location in Brighton in early January, 2011.

Brighton as part of the film industry

Brighton played a part in the early development of film-making
History of film
The history of film is the historical development of the medium known variously as cinema, motion pictures, film, or the movies.The history of film spans over 100 years, from the latter part of the 19th century to the present day...

 and cinematography
Cinematography is the making of lighting and camera choices when recording photographic images for cinema. It is closely related to the art of still photography...

 as a home and work-place of William Friese-Greene
William Friese-Greene
William Friese-Greene was a British portrait photographer and prolific inventor. He is principally known as a pioneer in the field of motion pictures and is credited by some as the inventor of cinematography.-Career:William Edward Green was born on 7 September 1855, in Bristol...

, an early pioneer of the art (credited by some with its invention).

Additionally, in the 1890s, early film-maker George Albert Smith
George Albert Smith (inventor)
George Albert Smith was a stage hypnotist, psychic, magic lantern lecturer, astronomer, inventor, and one of the pioneers of British cinema, who is best known for his controversial work with Edmund Gurney at the Society for Psychical Research, his short-films from 1897-1903 which pioneered film...

 lived and built a studio in neighbouring Hove
Hove is a town on the south coast of England, immediately to the west of its larger neighbour Brighton, with which it forms the unitary authority Brighton and Hove. It forms a single conurbation together with Brighton and some smaller towns and villages running along the coast...

, now a part of the city of Brighton and Hove.

Brighton's Duke of York's Picturehouse has been in operation since 22 September 1910, making it the oldest purpose built and continually operating cinema in Britain.

See also

  • List of notable Brighton and Hove inhabitants, which includes some Brighton people related to the film industry.

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