In Conversation With... Leslie Caron - followed by a screening of Gigi  

PG - contains mild sex references


Leslie Caron is a 1950s French film actress and dancer who has appeared in over 45 films. She is best known for the MGM musical Gigi (1958) as well as An American in Paris (1951) and Daddy Long Legs (1955). She has won two BAFTAs, a Golden Globe and has been nominated for two Academy Awards. She is currently appearing in Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks at the Laguna Playhouse, Laguna Beach, California.

Leslie will be interviewed at the Electric Cinema about her iconic film roles and memories from the golden age of Hollywood - and about acting opposite legends such as Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly and Cary Grant. The interview will also touch on the challenges of a young dancer in Hollywood, and as an actress, in her BAFTA winning role, portraying a single, pregnant woman in The L-Shaped Room (1962).  After the interview there will a brief audience Q&A, followed by a screening of Leslie’s chosen film, Gigi.

The evening will be held in support of FilmAid International. This is the first of a series of In Conversations, by the writer and interviewer Frances Wasem, for the Soho House Group. 

Frances Wasem is a freelance writer (Telegraph Men, Stella Magazine and Soho House) and Contributing Editor at Harper’s Bazaar magazine. During her career she has interviewed actors such as Lauren Bacall, Jane Fonda, Charlotte Rampling, Marisa Berenson and Ali MacGraw about their lives and careers. She has produced a series of reportage features, revealing the behind the scenes world of a play – including Coriolanus (with Tom Hiddleston) and The Pride (with Hayley Atwell). She also visits film sets to interview the talent behind the film, from the costume designer to the set designer – as well as the actors. She is a PPA (Professional Publishers Association) and Hearst Magazines award-winning writer and editor.

Tickets from £30pp. 

Director:

Vincente Minnelli

Cast:

Leslie Caron, Maurice Chevalier, Louis Jourdan, Hermione Gingold, Eva Gabor

USA, 1958, 111 mins

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