Friday 10th May 3:00pm
An I C E event: Rita Tushingham In Conversation
Due to unforeseen circumstances this event has been cancelled, we apologise for any inconvenience.
Born and raised in Liverpool, with a professional debut at the Liverpool Playhouse in 1960, Rita Tushingham became the first significant female face of the British New Wave in cinema. The early ’60’s British films pulsed with northern working class talent, in front of and behind the screen, introducing a generation of non metropolitan and charismatic performers such as Albert Finney (‘Saturday Night and Sunday Morning’,1960), Rita Tushingham (‘A Taste of Honey’,1961), Tom Courtenay (‘The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner’,1962), Richard Harris (‘This Sporting Life’,1963) inter alia.
The iconic Liverpool screen actor, a key performer and face of UK cinema in the ‘60’s, will discuss her films (‘A Taste Of Honey’, ‘The Knack’, ‘Girl With Green Eyes’ etc) and reflect on class, cinema and the north with Danny Leigh, Senior Curator for Fiction at the British Film Institute and Professor Roger Shannon, Edge Hill University.