BBC Arts – Inside Cinema: Cary Grant

Our festival director, Charlotte Crofts, wrote and voiced this short video essay about Cary Grant for BBC Arts – Inside Cinema. How a working class boy from Bristol became one of the brightest stars of the Golden Age of Hollywood, the height of silver-screen sophistication in films ranging from His Girl Friday and An Affair to Remember, to Bringing Up Baby and North By Northwest. But while Cary Grant (born Archibald Leach) may have come to symbolise the epitome of Hollywood style and glamour, it was the irresistible tension between his on-screen persona and the real man behind it that fuelled his star appeal.