Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Cary-Ing on His Memory

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Cary-Ing on His Memory

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Byline: By Gordon Barr

Had he lived, Cary Grant would have been 100 later this month. To mark the occasion, Newcastle's Tyneside Cinema is hosting a Cary Grant season and we have tickets to give away for it. Showbusiness Reporter, Gordon Barr, has the details

On January 18, one of this country's greatest exports to Hollywood would have received his telegram from the Queen.

His quintessentially English name, Archibald Alexander Leach, was soon changed by the publicity-conscious American studio, Paramount, and one of the 20th Century's best-loved actors, Cary Grant, was born.

Witty, stylish, suave and sophisticated, no genre was beyond him and Grant provided us with a host of memorable characters from a variety of films, screwball comedies through to tense thrillers.

His distinctive accent and his good looks meant he developed a screen elegance that many have tried to imitate and, many would argue, no-one has ever bettered.

To mark the 100th anniversary of his birth, Newcastle's Tyneside Cinema has teamed up with Turner Classic Movies for a Cary Grant season.

We have five pairs of tickets to give away for three Cary Grant nights at the Tyneside, to coincide with his movies being screened on the small screen on the Turner Classic channel.

The season is from January 18 to 21 at the Tyneside, and kicks off, naturally, with a double bill of North By Northwest and His Girl Friday. They are followed later by a screening of Only Angels Have Wings and the season will culminate with Bringing up Baby.

Grant's love of acting developed early on with his fascination for music hall and he forged his father's signature in order to join The Bob Pender Comedy Troupe.

It was with the Troupe that he travelled to New York. He decided to stay on when they returned to England and made his first stage appearance there in 1927. …

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