Freda Jackson

Born: 28 December 1909, Nottingham, Notts.
Died: 20 October 1990, Northamptonshire

Highlighted works

  • Great Expectations

    Great Expectations

    The orphan and the spinster, the marshland and the metropolis: Dickens’s vivid characters and locales receive the breath of cinematic life in David Lean’s cherished adaptation.

  • A Canterbury Tale

    A Canterbury Tale

    Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s underrated tale of the mysterious ‘glue man’ is one of their most moving films.

  • 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.

  • Henry V

    Henry V

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

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