An all-star team of British talent come together
Noël Coward is undoubtedly one of Britain's finest novelists, playwrights, actors and directors all rolled into one. His reputation, body of work, and style continue to influence and impress modern artists and audiences. In celebration of that, Regent Street Cinema has launched a season of films dedicated to all those creations in which he had a hand. Based on the Graham Greene novel and directed by Carol Reed, Our Man In Havana follows Wormold, an English vacuum cleaner salesman (Alec Guinness) recruited by MI5 as a secret agent, who is forced to make up fake intelligence for his unintelligent control, Hawthorne (Noel Coward). Critics said that Noel stole the film from Guinness. Noel concurred but added – “But it was only petty larceny.” The film will be preceded by an introduction from comic and impressionist Alistair McGowan. Regent Cinema – Britain's oldest cinema – was the first place in the country to ever show moving pictures, kickstarting British cinema with a screening of Cinematographe in 1896. Since its reopening in May 2015 the staff have been dedicated to both engaging with the cinemas legacy and ensuring its future for audiences and filmmakers. Certificate: U. Runtime: 1 hour 43 minutes. Please arrive on time as latecomers may not be admitted.
"A fabulous, satirical spy story."