Film Preview: Alastair Sim Season, 7 – 30 August, Filmhouse, Edinburgh

19 Jul

It’s still a few weeks away but it’s worth putting this in your diaries: Edinburgh’s Filmhouse is hosting a season of films devoted to one of the cities most famous sons, Alastair Sim, from Friday 7 – Sunday 30 August.

Born on Lothian Road on 9 October 1900 in a location noted by the Filmhouse website to be somewhere near the cinema, Sim was educated at George Heriot’s before becoming an elocution and drama lecturer at the University of Edinburgh from 1925 – 1930.

Sim made his London stage debut in 1930 and moved into film in 1935 where he would become one of Britain’s best loved actors in a string of roles.

The Filmhouse season features a mighty 11 of Sim’s films:

  • An Inspector Calls
  • Cottage to Let
  • The Happiest Days of your Life
  • London Belongs to Me
  • The Green Man
  • Green for Danger
  • The Belles of St Trinian’s
  • Blue Murder at St Trinian’s
  • Hugh and Cry
  • School for Scoundrels
  • Laughter in Paradise

There’s bound to be something in there for everyone, and as always I’d urge as many people as possible to sample at least one film from the line-up to ensure these sorts of seasons keep going – why not buy your ticket then email the Filmhouse with your own idea for a future season?

Visit the Filmhouse website for full details of the Alastiar Sim season.

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