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The Hullywood sign

The Hullywood sign

Hooray for Hullywood

The Humber region has produced its fair share of cinema legends. Watch our documentaries on two of Hull's stars of the silver screen.


Ian Returns

Ian Carmichael was a major star in the golden age of British cinema in the 1950s and 60s.

Ian Carmichael

Ian Carmichael

He later was the definitive Bertie Wooster and Lord Peter Whimsey in the BBC TV adaptations of these classic novels.

This suave actor was born in Hull.

He returns to the city to visit his childhood haunts, and talks about his early show business career.

The man with the gong

Rank Films was the dominant power in British film.

As well as producing films the company ran the Odeon cinema chain.

Rank Films

Rank Films

The company was founded by a modest Methodist, born into a Hull flour-making family.

Find out about his rise from miller to movie mogul.

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