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Featuring: Ste, Leah, Lucas, Darren, Nancy, Adam, Maxine, Holly, Harry, Zak, Cleo, Joanne, Jack, Frankie, Esther, Charlie, Alfie, Jade, Tom, Peri, Louis and Simone. 


Princess Margaret attends the premiere of Charlie Chaplin’s Limelight 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).

Dream roles for Peter and Jenna

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.)