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GLENN MITCHELL - Author of The Laurel and Hardy Encyclopedia.
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SIR NORMAN WISDOM OBE - Showbiz legend.
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DEL KEMPSTER - Intra-Tent Journal editorial team (UK branch).
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RAY ANDREW - Author of ''On The Trail Of Charlie Hall''.
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Forum created by Ross Owen, Neil Evans & Steve Foster on 25th January 2005.

The Laurel and Hardy Forum is the world's biggest online database of news, informative discussions, rarities and interactive topics dedicated to two of the most influencial comedy icons in cinematic history!

STAN LAUREL AND OLIVER HARDY



* OVER 117,000 ARTICLES * FULLY INTERACTIVE * CONTRIBUTIONS 24/7 * MEMBERS WORLDWIDE *

With the help of our loyal members and highly dedicated team of staff, our aim is to bring Laurel and Hardy fans throughout the world together, in an effort to keep the memory and the works of Laurel and Hardy alive and to give Stan and Ollie fans what they want out of a Laurel and Hardy forum. We strive to present you with all the latest Laurel and Hardy news and gossip from around the globe as it happens. The atmosphere of the forum is very friendly and very much in the spirit of 'the boys'. Don't let Laurel and Hardy be forgotten. Register today and show your support. Mingle with members of the International Laurel and Hardy Appreciation Society, the Sons Of The Desert.

Registration is FREE! Don't forget to pop into the ''SALOON BAR'' and introduce yourself once you join!


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CAST OF LAUREL AND HARDY BIOPIC REVEALED

Steve Coogan will play Stan Laurel and John C Reilly will play Oliver Hardy.
Screenplay by Jeff Pope (Philomena, Cradle To Grave, Cilla).
Directed by Jon S Baird (Cass, Filth, Babylon).


Stan & Ollie

A gripping story of the world renowned comedy duo Laurel & Hardy as they embark on their final UK tour in 1953

London, UK, 18 January 2016: Faye Ward’s Fable Pictures, Jeff Pope’s Sonesta Films and BBC Films are delighted to announce Stan & Ollie – an original film based on one of the worlds most loved comedy duos and geniuses of their time - Laurel & Hardy. Inspired by actual events, Stan & Ollie, is an emotional tribute to two of the funniest men in movie history.

Penned by award winning screenwriter Jeff Pope (Philomena, Mrs Biggs) and directed by Jon S. Baird (Vinyl, Filth), Stan & Ollie stars stellar lead actors Steve Coogan (Philomena, Alan Partridge) as Stan Laurel and John C. Reilly (Chicago, We Need to Talk About Kevin) as Oliver Hardy. Developed by BBC Films, Stan and Ollie celebrates the duo’s unique friendship and legendary working partnership. The rights to the work of Laurel and Hardy has been licensed by Larry Harmon Pictures Corporation.

Jeff Pope, screenwriter says: “Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy are my heroes. When I watch their movies, in my head it is forever a Saturday morning and I am six years old watching the TV at home utterly spellbound.
I am aware of the huge responsibility of bringing their characters to life, but I have not treated the boys with kid gloves or looked at them through rose coloured specs. They are living and breathing characters, with flaws and shortcomings. The research into this story threw up so many details and facts that I had no idea about. But everything I have done has come from a place of love and more than anything else I hope this shines through.”

Christine Langan, Head of BBC Films adds: “John C Reilly and Steve Coogan are dream casting for ‘Stan & Ollie’, bringing to life with uncanny accuracy and irresistible gusto the genius creative marriage that Jeff Pope's script explores so lovingly. WithFaye Ward producing and Jon Baird at the helm, BBC Films is extremely excited to crank up production ofthis gem in 2016.”
Laurel & Hardy, the world's favourite comedy double act, set out on a variety hall tour of Britain in 1953. Diminished by age and with their golden era as the kings of Hollywood comedy now behind them, they face an uncertain future. As they set out, crisscrossing the country, attendances are disappointingly low. But they've always been able to make each other laugh and as the charm and beauty of their performances shines through their audiences laugh too, and they re-connect with legions of adoring fans, old and new.

The tour becomes a hit, but Laurel & Hardy can't quite shake the spectre of Stan and Ollie’s past; and long buried ghosts, coupled with Oliver's failing health, start to threaten their precious partnership. A portrait of the most tender and poignant of creative marriages begins to unfold as the duo, aware that they may be approaching their swan song, try to rediscover just how much they mean to each other.

Director Jon S. Baird says: "Like so many others I grew up watching Laurel & Hardy and I'm therefore honoured to help bring this incredible true story of love, laughter and friendship to the big screen.”

Faye Ward (Suffragette, Dancing on the Edge), Fable Pictures adds: “I feel privileged to have been entrusted to bring to screen the magnificent lives and work of comedy legends, Laurel and Hardy. It is incredibly exciting to be working with such a fantastic and collaborative team. Steve and John are a dream partnership and with Jon directing Jeff’s moving and affectionate screenplay, I know this will be a film to treasure for fans both old and new.”

A Fable Pictures and Sonesta Films production, developed with BBC Films. Written by Jeff Pope, Directed by Jon S. Baird and Produced by Faye Ward. It is Executive Produced by Christine Langan and Nichola Martin for BBC Films, Jeff Pope for Sonesta Films and Gabrielle Tana.[/b]


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