James Ellis: An Actor's Life

James Ellis: An Actor's Life

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Details

Location

Belfast, Grand Opera House, London

Year

1987

Source

Digitised as part of the UTV Archive Partnership Project (ITV, Northern Ireland Screen and PRONI)

Format

1 inch

colour

Length

26min 11sec

Audio

sound

Courtesy

Department for Communities, ITV, UTV Archive

Rights Holder

BBC, ITV

It is illegal to download, copy, print or otherwise utilise in any other form this material, without written consent from the copyright holder.

Description

A Spectrum documentary on Northern irish actor and director James Ellis. Ellis discusses his time in the theatre in Northern Ireland, his staging of Sam Thompson's Over The Bridge, and his later career in London.

Notes

Ellis was originally a theatre actor who found success on television with Z Cars. His decision to stage Thompson's play against the wishes of his backers was a hugely important one for Northern Irish theatre.

Credits

Voiceover from Paul Yates. Also featuring Denis Tuohy and Rowel Friers. Includes additional footage from BBC archive and interviews with Gwenda Jackson, Ted Whitehead, J. G. Devlin.

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