Born in the mining community of Ferndale, Stanley Baker, alongside lifelong friend Richard Burton, went on to Hollywood stardom as a character actor rather than romantic lead. Proving an enduring and powerful presence, his screen persona was taciturn, even surly, and the young actor was almost wilfully unromantic.
The events commence this Sunday, July 6, with ‘Stanley Baker: As Good as Bread’: A talk about Stanley Baker, by the writer and broadcaster Tony Earnshaw will take place on Sunday July 6, between (6-7pm). This will be followed by Côr Meibion Morlais performing at 7pm and then a screening of Zulu with an introduction by Robert Shail who wrote ‘Stanley Baker: A Life in Film’ at 7.30pm.
- Zulu, Sun 6 + Tue 8 July
- Hell Drivers, Sun 13 + Tue 15 July
- Violent Playground, Sun 20 + Tue 22 July
- Checkpoint, Sun 27 + Tue 29 July
- The Guns of Navarone, Sun 3 + Tue 5 Aug
- Yesterday’s Enemy, Sun 10 + Tue 12 Aug
- Sea Fury, Sun 17 + Tue 19 Aug
- The Man who Finally Died, Sun 24 + Tue 26 Aug
- Accident, Sun 31 Aug + Tue 2 Sep