ACTOR David Bradley will be in Halifax next weekend to talk about his role in the iconic Sixties’ film, Kes.
David will be at the Playhouse in Halifax as part of a showing of the film, made in 1969 by film-maker Ken Roach.
Halifax Playhouse Film Society has organised the showing on Sunday November 18 at 7.45pm.
Kes is a much-loved film made in Yorkshire and has been voted one of the 10 best ever British films.
Billy Casper, the film’s central character, is a 15-year-old working-class Yorkshire boy, ignored and abused at home by his indifferent mother and older brother. Billy, helped and encouraged by his English teacher Mr Farthing (played by Colin Welland) and his fellow students, tames and trains a kestrel falcon whom he names Kes and finally finds a positive purpose to his unhappy existence. The film was also celebrated for the performance of the late Brian Glover as a football team coach.
David Bradley’s visit has been organised by the society’s chairman Keith Rhodes.