UWE Bristol Professor commissioned by BBC to voice and write new Cary Grant video essay

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Dr Charlotte Crofts, is Associate Professor of Filmmaking at UWE Bristol in the Department of Film & Journalism where she teaches on the BA (Hons) Filmmaking @UWE_Film.

Charlotte was recently commissioned by BBC Arts to write and voice a new video essay about the Bristol born, Hollywood Actor Cary Grant. She is director of the biennial Cary Comes Home Festival and @carycomeshome on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. The Festival aims to celebrate Cary Grant’s Bristol roots, develop new audiences for his work and recreated the golden age of cinema-going.

The film that Professor Crofts has been commissioned to write a video essay about explores the tension between Cary Grant’s working-class roots and his screen persona as the epitome of style. Class was the theme of the recent festival in November and there are events planned this December to commemorate the 20-year anniversary of the unveiling of the Cary Grant statue in Millennium Square in his hometown Bristol.

Cary Grant outside City Hall, College Green, Bristol
‘Cary Comes Home Festival’

December Events

  • Sunday 5 December, 2pm GMT- Looking for Archie Walking Tour: IN-PERSON, Bristol City Centre, UK (book with link)
  • Tuesday 7 December, 6.30pm GMT –  paying homage at the statue: IN-PERSON, next to the statue in Millennium Square, Bristol, UK. No booking required just come and find us next to the statue!
  • Tuesday 7 December, 7.30pm GMT – Interview with David Long who campaigned to erect the statue: ONLINE: Crowdcast

Find out more about the Cary Comes Home Festival

Some Versions of Cary Grant ‘Cary Come Home Festival’.

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