Princess Margaret attends the premiere of Charlie Chaplin’sLimelight in London on 16th October, 1952. Queen Elizabeth II’s younger sister met with Charlie, his wife, Oona, and their eight-year-old daughter, Geraldine, who had a small part in the film. (x)
As the premiere was given in aid of the Royal London Society for the Blind, Geraldine Chaplin was tasked with helping a blind girl present flowers to the princess, who talked with the children for a little while. After a screening of the film, Margaret also met with Claire Bloom, Charlie’s co-star, who would later play the princess’ grandmother, Queen Mary, in The King’s Speech (2010).
Inspired by a private message I just received, I thought I’d come up with a list of famous films that would be perfect for remaking starring Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman. They have one thing in common: they all featured lead characters that were a number of years apart - and a number of them were romances.
To Have and to Have Not (Humphrey Bogart/Lauren Bacall) - I could list all the Bacall-Bogart movies here.
Limelight (Charlie Chaplin/Claire Bloom) - Oh my dear lord Peter as Calvero would be incredible and Jenna trained as a dancer when she was young if I recall
Love in the Afternoon (Gary Cooper/Audrey Hepburn)
Charade (Cary Grant/Audrey Hepburn)
Funny Face (Fred Astaire/Audrey Hepburn) - seriously, you tell me you wouldn’t kill to see Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman do a proper dance number together. As it is the two-second-long shot of them dancing in The Girl Who Died is going to be ani-giffed forever.
Those are just a few that come to mind. Any others? (Note: I didn’t include Educating Rita as that one’s been mentioned repeatedly, so take it as read - plus I’ve never actually seen that movie; these ones I have.)