Charles fond of Pink Pan­ther

Manchester Evening News - - NEWS -

AC­TOR Tom Hid­dle­ston has de­scribed the works of di­rect­ing greats like Al­fred Hitch­cock and Sir David Lean as part of Bri­tain’s ‘na­tional her­itage’ at an event where the Prince of Wales re­vealed his own cine­matic tastes.

Hid­dle­ston, the star of The Night Man­ager, made his com­ments dur­ing a Bri­tish Film In­sti­tute (BFI) event for 40th an­niver­sary of Charles’s pa­tron­age of the or­gan­i­sa­tion.

Charles was joined at the cel­e­bra­tion by ac­tor David Oyelowo, famed for his role as Dr Mar­tin Luther King in Selma, who spoke out in favour of the BFI’s work nur­tur­ing some of the next gen­er­a­tion of film­mak­ers un­der its academy scheme. After be­ing shown some of the BFI’s Peter Sellers col­lec­tion fea­tur­ing pho­to­graphs from the Pink Pan­ther movies, the heir to the throne con­fessed: “I have to say when­ever I put one of these on it al­ways raises my spir­its.”

Hid­dle­ston chat­ted to Charles and said the prince told him he had en­joyed the The Night Man­ager ‘very much’.

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