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1996 marked 100 years of British Cinema and the BFI ran the Cinema 100 Cinema Heritage Plaque scheme which commemorated 126 individuals, places, buildings and a railway engine nominated by the public for their contributions to a century of British cinema.

Camden marked this by inviting Lord Attenborough to launch an exhibition of film stills in bus shelters across Camden. The exhibition included a photo opportunity on Monday April 1st 1996 when 'Dickie darling' unveiled a still from 'Shadowlands' at the bus shelter in front of the British Library in Euston Road and attended a reception at the town hall afterwards.

Camden's Mayor at the time Dr Sada Deshmukh also unveiled a plaque, to British film pioneer R.W.Paul in Hatton Garden.

" Robert W. Paul (1869 - 1943) British cinema pioneer, inventor, manufacturer, producer, exhibitor and cinematographer, opened his workshop here, 1891. In association with the British Film Institute"


Shadowlands (1993) Directed by Richard Attenborough.

About the film: CS Lewis is the author of the Narnia books - The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe. Known as Jack, he teaches at an Oxford College, during the 1930's. An American fan, Joy Gresham, arrives to meet him for tea in Oxford. It is the beginning of a love affair. Tragically Joy becomes terminally unwell and their lives become complicated.

Lewis and Gresham marry in Camden Town Hall, on Judd Street at Euston Road, but the door from which the couple emerges into the rain is the rear entrance of the BT Office, a block south in Hastings Street opposite Thanet Street.