Yorkshire is the birthplace of the movies. From 1888 to the present day the region has been a magnet for filmmakers and can boast an impressive array of classics made in the Broad Acres. Based on my book Made in Yorkshire this illustrated lecture looks at the heritage of movie-making and takes in such pictures as Room at the Top, Billy Liar, The Railway Children and the various versions of Wuthering Heights.
“Your content and delivery … combined to produce a most interesting and informative presentation. A smashing talk.” – David Seeley, Keighley Retired Men’s Forum
“In April 2011 we brought to the audience ‘Be Part of It – Love Where You Live: Made in West Yorkshire’, which celebrated the rich history of filmmaking in West Yorkshire. We offered our listeners the chance to vote for their favourite film made in West Yorkshire and gave them a choice of five, one from each decade. Choices included Billy Liar, The Damned United and A Private Function. The Railway Children won.
“We screened this in partnership with the Hyde Park Picture House, Screen Yorkshire and the National Media Museum. Martin Kelner and Katherine Hannah hosted the evening. And there were presentations from Sally Joynson of Screen Yorkshire and film critic, Tony Earnshaw.
“BBC Radio Leeds prides itself on delivering surprise, knowledge and a love of West Yorkshire. Tony did just that for us on that evening. The depth of knowledge and passion that Tony Earnshaw brought to our evening – a celebration of film – was first class.” – Rozina Breen, Editor, BBC Radio Leeds
“The Rotary Club of Sowerby Bridge was delighted to hear anecdotes from Tony Earnshaw, author of Made in Yorkshire, a book covering movies filmed in our county. From Room at the Top, The Dresser and Kes to Brassed Off and The Full Monty, Tony has an encyclopaedic knowledge of his subject.” – Mo Williamson, Rotary Club