Felix Aylmer

Born: 21 February 1889, Corsham, Wilts
Died: 2 September 1979, Cobham, Surrey

Highlighted works

  • Henry V

    Henry V

    Conceived as a wartime morale-booster, Laurence Olivier’s groundbreaking reimagining of Shakespeare combines cinematic sweep with patriotic fervour.

  • The Demi-Paradise

    Penelope Dudley-Ward and Laurence Olivier star in this mix of propaganda and romantic comedy.

  • Hamlet

    Hamlet

    Laurence Olivier triumphed as actor and director in this stark and imposing screen adaptation of Shakespeare’s drama of tragic uncertainty.

  • Night Train to Munich

    Night Train to Munich

    Margaret Lockwood and Rex Harrsion star in this wartime thriller directed by Carol Reed.

  • The Way to the Stars

    The Way to the Stars

    Anthony Asquith directs a Terence Rattigan screenplay in this classic, which explores marriage in an age when death was just around the corner.

  • Thursday's Child

    An attack on the film industry’s exploitation of young women, directed by Rodney Ackland.

  • English without Tears

    A lady who finds herself in service to her ex-servant in this comedy, scripted by Terrence Rattigan and starring Penelope Dudley-Ward.

  • The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

    The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

    Deborah Kerr and Roger Livesy star in this wondrous British Technicolor classic – one of cinema’s greatest studies of ‘Englishness’.

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