A Circle dinner at the Savoy some time in the 1940s - Hermione Ginmgold is on the top table, Rosamond John is seated behind the label for table 14

The way we were. © Critics' Circle Archives

The Critics Circle

Circle Dinners and Film Awards Vintage Photo Gallery

Stars and critics from the 1940s to the 1980s

Peter Cargin

Published: 07/01/2011

 

 

We've recently discovered some old photographs in the archives...

 

A Circle dinner at the Savoy some time in the 1930s - Hermione Ginmgold is on the top table, Rosamond John is seated behind the label for table 14

A Circle dinner held at Claridges in 1949 - Hermione Gingold and Mary Ellis are on the top table and the film actress Rosamund John is in the forefront on the left by the table card 14. © Critics' Circle

 

 

Glynis Johns and Robert Donat at a Circle dinner

Glynis Johns and Robert Donat at the S R Littlewood dinner in 1947 . © Critics' Circle

 

 

Ralph Richardson and Meriel Forbes at a Circle dinner in the 1950s

Ralph Richardson and Meriel Forbes at a the same dinner. © Critics' Circle

 

 

Meriel Forbes and Ralph Richardson

Meriel Forbes and Ralph Richardson. © Critics' Circle

 

 

Robert Donat with guests at Circle dinner

Robert Donat with S R Littlewood and the Earl Of Bessborough. © Critics' Circle

 

 

Sybil Thorndyke with another guest

Sybil Thorndyke with another guest at a dinner held at the Savoy in September 1947 to mark the Golden Jubilee of S R Littlewood, Editor of the Stage and a founder of the Circle. © Critics' Circle

 

 

Donald Wolfit and we think his wife Rosalind Iden at a Circle dinner in the 1950s

Donald Wolfit and his wife Rosalind Iden at a Circle dinner in the 1950s. © Critics' Circle

 

 

 

 Our first three Film Awards - they began in 1980 - were held at the National Film Theatre on the South Bank. 

 

 

1981 Bernardo Bertolucci presents an award at the NFT for Man of Iron. (Bolewslaw Sulik receiving and critic Tom Hutchinson left)

© Critics' Circle

 

 

Andi and Pam Engel (Artificial Eye), Ruth Prawer Jhabvala  (Best Screenwriter for Heat and Dust), critic Tom Hutchinson, Ken Wlaschin, and critic Peter Cargin in 1982. © Critics' Circle.

 

 

1980 - First film awards. Nicolas Roeg, Hanna Schygula, Lynne Frederick, Barry Spikings, Barbara Stone, Tim Hampton and Wilfred Beaver. © Critics Circle

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