Leslie Megahey in Conversation

 

We are delighted to welcome Leslie Megahey to Fantastiq to discuss his life and career in television and cinema.

Producer and director Leslie Megahey was born in Belfast in 1944 and began his career in factual programming for the BBC producing documentaries on subjects as diverse as Van Gogh, Tolkein and Crime fiction. In 1979 he was offered the chance to become editor of the BBC’s flagship arts documentary series Omnibus, an offer he accepted on condition that he be given the go ahead to make the fiction film Schalcken The Painter which won acclaim when aired at Christmas that year. In the years since his career has taken in a diverse range of productions, including a documentary on Orson Welles, an adaptation of the opera Bluebeard’s Castle and the feature film The Hour Of The Pig.

Ticketholders for this event can see Schalcken The Painter at 3:15pm for free. Contact the QUAD Box Office (01332 290606) to claim this offer.

 

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