Jack Read (Richard Attenborough) and Lynne Hartley (Sheila Sim) laugh uproariously in The Guinea Pig (1948)
Sheila Sim, whose steady rise to success in such films as A Canterbury Tale, The Guinea Pig and Dear Mr Prohack has established her as an accomplished actress who epitomises youthful English charm, has an important romantic role in Pandora and the Flying Dutchman. She plays Janet, the archaeologist narrator’s niece, who suffers unhappiness through her love for Pandora’s fiancé, a famous racing motorist, portrayed by Nigel Patrick
Elsie (Marilyn Monroe) stands at the foot of the stairs and looks back over her shoulder as Maisie Springfield (Jean Kent) opens a nearby door and looks on. A scene from The Prince and the Showgirl (1957).
Anton Diffring (as Dmitri Krassin) and Donald Houston (as Albert Pascoe) in a photograph from Doublecross (1956)
British actor Donald Houston wears a jacket and tie
British actress Kathleen Harrison wears a striped blouse
British actor Cecil Parker wears a suit, tie and pocket square
British actor James Mason wears a black dinner jacket and bow tie
British actor Felix Aylmer wears a white dinner jacket and bow tie
British actor Derek Farr wears a jacket and tie. Picture is autographed ’To David Good luck, Derek Farr’
British actor John Mills wears a jacket and tie
British actor Michael Wilding wears a jacket and tie
British actor Jack Hawkins wears a jacket and tie
Grimshaw (Mervyn Johns) wears a hat and bow tie in My Learned Friend (1943)
Autographed photo from 1943 featuring Meriel Forbes
Sarah Willoughby (Peggy Cummins) in Welcome, Mr Washington (1944)
Deborah Kerr (as Sally Hardcastle) in a photograph from Love on the Dole (1941) (1)
Anne Crawford (as Jennifer) and Patricia Roc (as Celia) in a photograph from Millions Like Us (1943) (1)
Muller (Will Hay), in Nazi uniform, in The Goose Steps Out (1942)
Richard Lupino (as William Brown) in a photograph from Just William (1940) (1)
Henry Wilcoxon (as Capt Nicolai Ilyinski) and Anna Sten (as Maria Krasnova aka Maria Novikova) in a photograph from A Woman Alone (1936)
Margaret Leighton, British actress, pictured in 1948
Auburn-haired Phyllis Calvert, considered England’s most beautiful dramatic actress, makes her American film début in Rachel Field’s ’Time Out of Mind’, as filmed by Universal-International. The ’lend-lease’ beauty was recently starred with James Mason in J. Arthur Rank’s ’They Were Sisters’. ’Time Out of Mind’, produced and directed by Robert Siodmak, co-stars Miss Calvert with Robert Hutton and Ella Raines.
Patricia Roc stands on the steps of a brick porch. The actress is dressed in a light-coloured trouser suit and sandals.
Jean Simmons as Sergeant Sarah Brown wears white gloves in a publicity shot for the film Guys and Dolls, from 1955.
Ebenezer Scrooge (Alastair Sim) looks askance at Bob Cratchit (Mervyn Johns) in a scene from Scrooge (1951)
Jassy Woodroffe (Margaret Lockwood) and Nick Helmar (Basil Sydney) play chess in front of the fire at Mordelaine, in the film Jassy (1947)
Col Tusker Smalley (Trevor Howard) and Lucy Smalley (Celia Johnson) sit in front of mountains and chat in Staying On (1980)
Michael Denison and Dulcie Gray, British actor and actress – and in private a loving couple – pose together for a photograph
Anna Neagle (as Judy Howard) and Michael Wilding (as Lord Richard) in a photograph from Spring in Park Lane (1948) (1)
Jim Wormold (Alec Guinness) opens a cereal packet as Beatrice Severn (Maureen O’Hara) watches on, in a scene from Our Man in Havana
Hugh Williams (as Jim Wyndham) and Linden Travers (as Helen Norwood Bernardy) in a photograph from Brief Ecstasy (1937)
Madeleine Carroll (as Queen Caroline Mathilde of Denmark) in a photograph from The Dictator (1935)
Hester (Margaret Lockwood) and the Marquis of Rohan (James Mason) exchange looks in The Man in Grey
Keith Michell (as Sir Paul Deverill) and Melina Mercouri (as Belle) in a photograph from The Gypsy and the Gentleman (1958)
The Elector Ernest Augustus (Frederick Valk), Knesbeck (Jill Balcon) and Sophie Dorothea (Joan Greenwood) look pensive in Saraband for Dead Lovers
Alec (Trevor Howard) shakes hands with Laura (Celia Johnson) to bid farewell as she leaves on a train in Brief Encounter
June (Kim Hunter) and Peter (David Niven) in uniform look at each other in A Matter of Life and Death
Torquil (Roger Livesey) looks up at Joan (Wendy Hiller) who is up a ladder in I Know Where I’m Going!
British actor Trevor Howard smokes a cigarette. Howard is dressed in a herringbone jacket and tie
Miss Roc has been living and filming in France since her marriage to French cameraman Andre Thomas, in 1949; she has now returned to England, having separated from her husband. Portrait study by Nick de Morgoli [mid-late 1950s?].
The cast from An Ideal Husband take the dog for a walk outside a theatre featuring a poster for their show. Candid picture shows (L-R): Richard Todd (obscured by his cigarette smoke!), Margaret Lockwood, Michael Denison (with dog), Dulcie Gray, Roger Livesey and Ursula Jeans. Glasgow, 1961.
Elvis Presley and Jean Simmons at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer’s studios in Culver City, 1957. Presley is filming Jailhouse Rock and Simmons stars in This Could be the Night
Kathleen Harrison (Lillian Lord) listens to shopkeeper Stanley Holloway (Henry Lord) in The Happy Family (1952)
Jack Hulbert (as Jack Pennington) and Claude Hulbert (as Algy Longworth) in a photograph from Bulldog Jack (1935)
Colour photo from This Happy Breed (1944) featuring people in a crowd waving Union Jacks
Alastair Sim (as Miss Amelia Fritton) and George Cole (as ‘Flash’ Harry) in a photograph from Blue Murder at St. Trinian’s (1957)
Shirley Pemberton (Barbara Murray) and Arthur Pemberton (Stanley Holloway) in Passport to Pimlico
Pearl Bolton (Kay Hammond), in a gingham dress, eats an apple as she sits on her bed and looks at a pin-up photo of a male film star
Joe (Jonathan Ashmore), in plaid shirt and grey cardigan, holds his pet goat as they sit outside in A Kid for Two Farthings