Ronnie Shiner, Dermot Breen and others

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Title

Ronnie Shiner, Dermot Breen and others

Subject

Cork Film Festival, Ronnie Shiner, Dermot Breen

Description

This is a black and white photo of the festival director Dermot Breen standing with the English comedy actor Ronnie Shiner and others. The group, dressed for a cold day, all smile for the camera with Dermot Breen, on the far right, hand in pocket.

Ronald ‘Ronnie’ Shiner stands on the far left of the photo with his arm over the shoulder of his companion. Shiner (1903-1966) was a British stand-up comedian and comedy actor who worked on the stage, as well as television and film. He has an extensive filmography and a career highlight includes the stage version of Worm’s Eye View (1945 to 1947) followed by a film version in 1952 with Diana Dors. In 1962, around the time this photo was taken, he had made a TV version of Worm’s Eye View for the BBC. Shiner was the subject of This is Your Life in 1958 when he was surprised by Eamon Andrews at the BBC Television Theatre. Reportedly he insured his distinctive nose, with Lloyds of London, for $30,000.

While this photo is marked 1960, the RTÉ archive has a news broadcast, dated 17 September 1962, of Shiner attending the opening of the festival with the German actor Ingeborg Schöner.

Creator

University College Cork, Cork Film Festival, Cork Examiner

Source

Cork Film Festival Collection

Publisher

University College Cork

Date

1960

Contributor

Cork Examiner

Rights

©Examiner Publications (Cork) Ltd. All rights reserved. Please credit Cork International Film Festival & provide a link back to this site.

Format

Photo
TIFF
JPEG

Language

English, eng

Coverage

1960
Cork, Ireland

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Photo

Physical Dimensions

215 x 165mm

Collection

Citation

University College Cork, Cork Film Festival, Cork Examiner, “Ronnie Shiner, Dermot Breen and others,” Cork International Film Festival Archive, accessed November 29, 2021, https://corkfilmfest.ucc.ie/items/show/255.