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manchester movies & tv | the entertainment capital
Manchester TV & Film From the early days of John E Blakeley's Mancunian Films through to modern day Granada TV and independent film makers such as Red Productions, Manchester has always been a hotbed for award-winning film production and Oscar winning actors and directors. What makes the city so special is hard to explain but we've had more than our fair share of top TV shows, movies, actors and directors - from Ben Kingsley to Christopher Eccleston, Mike Leigh to Danny Boyle, Coronation Street to Cold Feet, Cracker to Prime Suspect, Queer As Folk to Phoenix Nights, Hobson's Choice to East Is East, 24 Hour Party People to Alfie. They're all from here on these pages we celebrate the city once nicknamed Jollywood!
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Clocking Off
Albert Finney in Wolfen
Early Doors
That Peter Kay Thing & The Services
Slipstream starring Ben Kingsley
clocking off
early doors
that peter kay thing
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manchester tv programmes | manchester's finest shows on the box
Manchester TV programmes
Televison today is dominated by great british shows which the nation have taken to their hearts. From a 60's soap about the lives in a Manchester street to the lives of three men living in Manchesters gay village. The city has been the focus that has provided the best shows on television today. It's no suprise that one of the largest tv companies, Granada is based in Manchester.
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manchester movies | the greatest movies filmed in manchester
Movies made in Manchester
Manchester has seen some of the greatest movies to come out of the city. In 1933 John E Blakeley, a music hall enthusiast, took the plunge into production and encouraged its stars to come in front of the cameras. He produced George Formby's first two features, Boots, Boots (d. Bert Tracey, 1934) and Off the Dole (d. Arthur Mertz, 1935), and though Formby was lost to Ealing Studios, a string of other stars emerged and since then many other movies have come out of Manchester to be highly successful.
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manchester directors | the greatest directing talent from manchester
Mancunian directors
Not only has Manchester been the location and back drop for numerous movies through the years but it has also produced some of the finest directing talent, from John E Blakeley to one of Britain's most celebrated breakthrough talents of the 1990s, director and producer Danny Boyle made his name with his acclaimed 1996 adaptation of Irvine Welsh's Trainspotting. An angry, scabrously funny film about a group of Edinburgh. Here you'll find the work of our talented Manchester directors.
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manchester actors | the thespians of mcr
Mancunian actors
There are more actors than you would imagine that come from Manchester and since the mid 30's the city has created the finest talent to be seen on the small screen and the big screen. There's usually a real bond between the city and the talent who were born there as many actors have retained their roots in the city and not been lured to the glitz and glamour of London or even Hollywood. Pride of Manchester brings you the biographies of the thespians of the city.

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manchester comedy | the comedians of manchester
Manchester comedians
Not only famous for sport, architecture and music, Manchester is also known for it's comedy, you just have to watch a show like Coronation Street which depicts Manchester folk as extremely down to earth characters who have a great sense of humour and as such, there have been countless legends to emerge from the city through the years to become Britains best well known and loved comedy talent, from Frank Randle, to Les Dawson and Victoria Wood to Caroline Aherne.
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manchester directors | mike leigh
Mike Leigh "I love Manchester. I come here very often. I was born here and I have family here. My mother lives here and when I was growing up here it was an age where Victoriana was all around."
- Mike Leigh
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