Cary Comes Home
November 23 - 25 sees a weekend of events celebrating the life and work of one of Bristol’s most famous sons - the Hollywood actor and style icon Cary Grant – with a special focus on his darker collaborations with director, Alfred Hitchcock.
Born in Hughenden Road, Horfield, young Archie Leach (later renamed as Cary Grant) attended Bishop Road Primary School and Fairfield Grammar. After achieving success in Hollywood he bought his mother a house in Westbury Park.
The line-up for the third Cary Grant Comes Home For The Weekend festival includes screenings of all four of the films Grant made with Alfred Hitchcock; two of his best-loved comedies; a Looking for Archie walking tour; afternoon tea at the hotel where he often entertained his Mum, a gala with live music, themed cocktails and a costume competition, and a wide range of talks and discussions.
Festival director Charlotte Crofts says: “We want to show that Cary Grant wasn’t only born and educated in Bristol but maintained close connections with the city and not just to visit his Mum. We also want to highlight the range and depth of his screen work, including his darker roles for Alfred Hitchcock.”
For full details of the festival programme, and booking links, see www.cary comeshome.co.uk.