Peter Handford

Born: 21 March 1919, London
Died: 6 November 2007, Wickham Skieith Suff

Highlighted works

  • Darling

    Darling

    Julie Christie created one of the indelible images of Swinging London in this disapproving yet glamorous look at a fashion model ascending the social ladder.

  • Saturday Night and Sunday Morning

    Saturday Night and Sunday Morning

    Albert Finney’s powerhouse performance as a Nottingham factory worker changed British screen acting, just as Karel Reisz’s incisive and authentic film changed British cinema.

  • Billy Liar

    Billy Liar

    John Schlesinger’s film features a bravura central performance from Tom Courtenay as an undertaker’s assistant escaping dreary reality through daydreams.

  • The Go-Between

    The Go-Between

    A schoolboy learns the sexual and social rules of the game at the dawn of the 20th century in Joseph Losey’s Palme d’Or-winner.

  • Room at the Top

    Room at the Top

    This drama of social mobility in a northern factory town proved a landmark British film thanks to director Jack Clayton’s mature treatment of sexuality and class.

  • Hope and Glory

    Hope and Glory

    Drawing on his own memories, writer-director John Boorman shows us a suburban family’s experience of World War II through the eyes of a nine-year-old boy.

  • Tom Jones

    Tom Jones

    Tom, the adopted son of Squire Allworthy, is the roguish but good-hearted hero in Tony Richardson’s uproarious screen adaptation of Henry Fielding’s 1749 novel.

  • The Railway Children

    The Railway Children

    In this evergreen adaptation of E. Nesbit’s 1906 novel, three children and their mother are forced to swap Edwardian city luxury for genteel rural poverty up north.

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