Beginnings: Peter Cushing’s Purley

By Adam Scovell

The British acting icon spent his formative years the South London district, in a house built by his father.

Beginnings: Boris Karloff’s South London

By Adam Scovell

Tracing the humble origins of one of horror cinema’s most celebrated and important performers.

Beginnings: Ida Lupino’s London

By Adam Scovell

Visiting the leafy London street where the pioneering Hollywood actor and filmmaker came of age.

Beginnings: Derek Jarman’s Bankside

By Adam Scovell

Visiting the site near Southwark Bridge in London where the late artist’s filmmaking career began.

Beginnings: Charlie Chaplin’s London

By Adam Scovell

Retracing the comic master’s formative years across the English capital’s southern boroughs.

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