Tolkien and Leeds - The Hobbit author and his time in Yorkshire

It’s 80 years this week since The Hobbit was published. Its author, JRR Tolkien, lived in Leeds for a spell and his time here influenced his work, as Chris Bond discovered.

Reeling in the years - Past programmes of Harrogate Film Society's seasons of diverse films.

Soaring membership for Harrogate Film Society

Harrogate Film Society is enjoying an amazing membership boom as its latest season of movies gets into swing.

Yorkshire to host ultimate cinematic experience

world famous sets including Star Wars, Batman and Game of Thrones are due to go on display in Yorkshire as part of a cinematic experience aimed at bringing film and TV to life.

Daniel Craig as James Bond in Skyfall (Albert R. Broccolis Eon Productions).

Exclusive James Bond footage for North Yorkshire event

Cinema history will come to Pateley Bridge this weekend in a charity event sure to appeal to James Bond fans, film buffs and silent movie enthusiasts alike.

AMBITIOUS: Eddie Izzard as Bertie, Prince of Wales from Victoria & Abdul. Picture: PA Photo/Focus Features/Peter Mountain.

Love across the divide

Eddie Izzard plays Queen Victoria’s power-hungry son opposite Judi Dench in Victoria & Abdul. He talks to Laura Harding.

PARTNERS: Elizabeth Olsen and Jeremy Renner in Wind River.

Review: Wind River (15)

Taylor Sheridan follows up his acclaimed screenplays for David Mackenzie’s Hell or High Water and Denis Villeneuve’s Sicario with his directorial debut.

TERRIFYING: Bill Skarsgard as shape-shifter Pennywise in It.

Review: It (15)

Stephen King’s disturbing 1986 novel materialises on the big screen as a two-part film directed by Andy Muschietti.

PARTNERSHIP: Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman in The Shawshank Redemption, regarded as one of his greatest films ever made.

Long live the king

As horror writer Stephen King turns 70 and the adaptation of It opens, Georgia Humphreys revisits some of his greatest hits.

Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt.  PA Photo/Paramount Pictures/Bo Bridges.

Tony Earnshaw: How to make a successful film franchise

Movie history is littered with the desiccated husks of blockbuster films that everyone expected would launch a revenue-rich franchise but which for some reason inexplicably crashed and burned.


Reaching for stars to create the North’s top new venue

Back in its heyday, the old Bradford Odeon housed a huge auditorium where such music legends as The Beatles, Buddy Holly and Tom Jones once graced the stage.

Harrogate Film Society committee members - Paul Kelly, Jan Garvey, Sally Smith, Niko Vouckelatou, chair Tony Thorndike, treasurer Beryl Thorndike vice-chair Nicholas Williamson and Paula Stott (s).

Harrogate’s successful film society that keeps reeling down the years

Trust Harrogate to have a film society that’s a cut above the average, nationally!

The  star of Gold is Akshay Kumar (pictured above, who ranks above Tom Hanks, Ryan Gosling and Ryan Reynolds on Forbes magazines latest list of the worlds highest -paid actors (s).

Bollywood comes to Harrogate - for a day!

Harrogate briefly became Bollywood when movie cameras arrived at one of the town’s most historic hotels.

Artist's impression of Bradford Live from City Park (Tim Ronalds Architects).

Boost for Bradford Odeon as operating partner chosen

Back in its heyday, the old Bradford Odeon housed a huge auditorium where such music legends as The Beatles, Buddy Holly and Tom Jones, once graced the stage.

Harrogate independent filmmaker Velton Lishke.

Harrogate's one-man film industry's £10,000 plea

A one-man Harrogate film industry is aiming to raise a £10,000 budget for the movie he hopes will transform his career - and the town's reputation.
SPY THRILLER: Dominic Cooper as John Stratton in Stratton.

Review: Stratton (15)

Based on a series of novels by former Special Boat Service commando Duncan Falconer, Stratton is a globe-trotting spy caper that ricochets between Iran, Ukraine, Rome, Uzbekistan and London.

MATES: Danielle Macdonald as Patti and Siddharth Dhananjay as Jheri.

Review: Patti Cake$ (15)

Inspired by writer-director Geremy Jasper’s efforts to break into the New York music scene, Patti Cake$ is a crowd-pleasing underdog story, which wears its heart on its sleeve.

FRIENDS AND LOVERS: Josh OConnor as Johnny Saxby and Alec Secareanu as Gheorghe Ionescu in Gods Own Country.Picture: PA/ Agatha A Nitecka

Rural love story

Josh O’Connor stars in Yorkshire indie God’s Own Country, quite a contrast to The Durrells. He talks to Georgia Humphreys.

The Full Monty's Mark Addy and Brassed off star Tara Fitzgerald together in new Yorkshire feel-good film The Runaways. Photos: Fox Searchlight Pictures and Miramax Films.

The Full Monty and Brassed Off stars filming new Yorkshire 'feel-good' movie The Runaways

Twenty years after The Full Monty and Brassed Off two of the films' biggest stars have teamed up for what is hoped to be another Yorkshire runaway hit at the box office - called The Runaways.
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The Full Monty is 20 years old this month.

Going the Full Monty: How a movie about Yorkshire men taking their clothes off became such a big hit

Twenty years ago, a film about a group of unemployed Sheffield steel workers became an international pop culture phenomenon.


The Terminator is back to meet fans at Terminator 2: Judgment Day in 3D at Cineworld Sheffield

The Terminator said he would be back and today he is with the cinema release of a special 3D converted edition of 1991 sci-fi classic Terminator 2: Judgment Day.
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