exhibition

 Anton Walbrook/Adolf Wohlbruck Star and Enigma

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Free Entry

Old Library Foyer - The Bill Douglas Cinema Museum, University of Exeter

6th March - 30th June 2013 from 10 am to 5.30 pm

Exhibition celebrating actor Anton Walbrook, mixing artefacts with original artwork

This exhibition celebrates the life and work of Anton Walbrook, one of cinema's most enigmatic stars.

Famous in Germany as Adolf Wohlbruck , he escaped the Nazis and became a star in Britain as Anton Walbrook, appearing in films such as 'Dangerous Moonlight', 'Gaslight', Powell and Pressburger's 'The Red Shoes' and 'The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp', and as Prince Albert in 'Sixty Glorious Years'.

Secretly Jewish in Germany and also gay, he cultivated an air of mystery and elegance that appealed to film fans.  This exhibition combines artefacts from The Bill Douglas Centre Museum and the personal collection of volunteer James Downs (currently writing a biography of Walbrook), with original artworks inspired by the star by Irish artist Matt McLaren. Matt employs an innovative technique - creating illustrations, cutting them out to create models and then photographing them to create a three dimensional effect.
 

 

Part of the Arts Week and Grand Challenges Campus Festival programme.

Free entry.

Contact Details:
Contact bdc@exeter.ac.uk for more information or tel: 01392 724321