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Sir Ian McKellen Season: Walter(1982, 15, 70 mins / Director: Stephen Frears)
Description
Location:
Waterside Theatre

Dates:
6th June 2019

Cost:
£3 per movie or all 4 for £10

Time:
7:00pm

Directed by Stephen Frears (The Queen) and featuring a remarkable performance by Ian McKellen,

Walter remains one of the most acclaimed and poignant dramas ever made for British television – the

first ever Film on Four, it was chosen as the centrepiece drama for the launch night of Channel 4 in 1982.

 

Walter is the disturbing story of a man with mental and physical difficulties who is left at the mercy of

society’s attitudes following the death of his parents. The drama’s unflinching treatment of its subject

inevitably shocked, but also drew overwhelming praise from viewers and critics, with McKellen receiving

a Royal Television Society Award for his harrowing, rigorously researched portrayal

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