It was the golden age of British film – from the gritty realism of the kitchen sink films to the spectacular epics ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ and ‘Doctor Zhivago’; musicals such as ‘Oliver’ and ‘My Fair Lady’; rock movies such as ‘A Hard Day’s Night’; the rise of the iconic Hammer Studios and the birth of the greatest franchise in movie history – the James Bond films; historical drama: ‘Tom Jones’ and ‘A Man For All Seasons’; science-fiction: ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’; Epic adventure: ‘Zulu’; spy yarns a’plenty with ‘The ‘Spy Who Came in From The Cold’ and acclaimed drama such as ‘The Servant’.
    For every film genre there was a British production, with cult movies such as ‘Witchfinder General’ and ‘The Italian Job’, animation with ‘The Yellow Submarine’; comedy: ‘Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines' and 'Alfie'; war: ‘The Great Escape’ and ‘Where Eagles Dare’ and directors such as David Lean, John Schlesinger and Carol Reed.
    There were British Oscars galore and actors: Richard Burton, Peter O’Toole, Albert Finney, Peter Sellers, Michael Caine & actresses: Julie Christie, Susannah York; Vanessa Redgrave; Sarah Miles, Julie Andrews, Jane Asher.
    Each year London 60s Week will be coordinating with various London cinemas to present a special season of British films.

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