Oxbridge Blues + James Cellan Jones In Conversation

As part of a BFI Southbank season celebrating his work, James Cellan Jones took part in an in depth on stage discussion of his career chaired by Marcus Prince.
James Cellan Jones has directed some of the most iconic and influential television dramas of the last 40 years, from The Forsyte Saga to The Roads to Freedom and Fortunes of War. During his time as head of plays at the BBC, from 1976 to 1979, he was instrumental in bringing us Dennis Potter's Pennies from Heaven, Jack Rosenthal's Bar Mitzvah Boy, Trevor Griffiths' Comedians and Tom Stoppard's Professional Foul, among many others.

Here he discusses a variety of career highlights, including his work on Oxbridge Blues, his career making stint on The Forsyte Saga, and directing Dame Judi Dench in A Fine Romance.


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