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Funny Girl (U) + introduction by Adrian Wootton

Adrian Wootton's Hollywood Legends

Funny Girl

This lavish musical biopic marked the sensational screen debut of Barbra Streisand, as she brilliantly embodied the extraordinary Fanny Brice.

In this bittersweet, classic musical drama, the vibrant and beautiful young Fanny Brice (Barbra Streisand) starts out as a bit player on the New York City vaudeville stage, but works her way up to stardom on Broadway. Valued for her vocal and comedic talents by the renowned theater impresario Florenz Ziegfeld (Walter Pidgeon), Fanny thrives, but her relationship with her suave, imprisoned businessman husband, Nick Arnstein (Omar Sharif), is another story.

Superbly realised by Hollywood Golden Age director William Wyler (Roman Holiday, Ben Hur), and with a knock-out performance from Streisand which deservedly won her the Best Actress Oscar® in the 1969 Academy Awards.

This film is introduced by Film London CEO, Adrian Wootton OBE

US 1968 Dir William Wyler 155 min

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