Watch the full interview with Angela Lansbury, recorded in 2014
What hapened at the event
Dame Angela Lansbury, star of Murder She Wrote and over 50 films, returned to the place she grew up and we celebrated her career!
We screened four films at Spotlight, outside Langdon Park DLR and Dame Angela introduced a FREE family screening of Bedknobs and Broomsticks in Chrisp Street Market, E14; followed by Nanny McPhee.
The Angela Lansbury Film Festival was presented in association with Poplar HARCA.
The 6 films were hand-picked by Dame Angela and showcase some of the high points of her extraordinary 70-year career.
Dame Angela was born in London and grew up in Poplar.
Her grandfather, George Lansbury, was MP for Bow & Bromley and led the Labour Party from 1932-1935. He spent his political life campaigning for social justice, women’s rights and world disarmament.
The Lansbury Estate in Poplar is named after him and a memorial was recently unveiled to him in Rocky Park.
The Lansbury Estate was built as part of the 1951 Festival of Britain, on a site badly damaged by bombing during the Second World War.
Chrisp Street Market was built as part of the ‘living architecture’ element of the Festival and was the first pedestrianised shopping centre of its kind.