"There was nothing of
courage in what I did. It was always just a lark for me...
I was suckled on amyl acetate and reared on celluloid."
[Cecil Hepworth, Penguin Film
Review 8th April 1948]
May 2013 hepworthfilm.org has a new home
We now have a huge amount of web space and can now bring you a
great deal more material than we could before - watch this space for
LOST STARS APPEAL
** NEW**Hazel Bielby is is interested in any information about
set designer and eminent artist as well as an actor in Hepworth
to whom she is related. Please
contact us with any information.
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Karen Thompson is interested in any information about
Reginald Sheffield, who
appeared under the name Eric Desmond when a child actor. Please contact us with any information.
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Helen of Four Gates will be shown at Hebden
Bridge Picture House on the evening of 10 June 2010
AND DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND AGAIN IN
Visit the Picture House websitefor the latest details. Tel: 01422 842807
Thanks to Nick Wilding for his splendid
efforts in making this great event happen!
5th Nov 2009: It is with pleasure we announce a
new film, Harishchandrachi Factory
which has been selected as India's official entry in the Best Foreign
Film category at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards. It commemorates the life of Dadasaheb Phalke - the father
of Indian cinema. Phalke was taught by Hepworth in 1912. Harishchandrachi Factory premieres in London's
Cineworld cinema at
Shaftesbury Avenue on 6 November 2009.
14th Oct 2009: It is with regret we
announce the death of
on Thursday 8th October 2009.
The last of Cecil Hepworth's four
children spent her life as a stalwart
supporter and promoter of her father's work.
Our sympathies go to
family and friends.
documentary on Val and Cecil
Hepworth was premiered at world’s
international silent-film festival in Pordenone
the week before her death.
The hepworthfilm.org site was born on 11th
Acknowledgements: I am grateful for contributors to
this website including Dr. Nick Wiley, Nick Wilding, Fred Lake, Janice
Healey, Tony Fletcher, Bob Geoghegan, Anthony Saffrey, Chris Lynch, Sunbury and Shepperton Local History Society, and many others.