Legendary film director, John Glen gave an entertaining talk on his extraordinary five-decade career in film at the Kenton Theatre last Thursday night in aid of the Chiltern Centre.
From the sound department on The Third Man to directing Marlon Brando in Christopher Columbus via The Italian Job and Superman, John is perhaps best associated with James Bond. Having orchestrated the iconic Union Flag parachute pre‐title ski sequence in The Spy Who Loved Me he went on to direct a record five Bond films, including Octopussy, For Your Eyes Only and Licence to Kill.
Bond girl and actress, Jenny Hanley bravely travelled to Henley despite an ankle injury, expertly led the interview – asking the right questions with humour and intelligence. Whilst John’s answers were candid, entertaining and illuminating; taking the audience on a trip down memory lane and inside the crazy world behind the scenes on the set of a Bond film.
Harriet Barcella from Chiltern Centre said, “A huge thank you to Emma Lerche-Thomsen (Chiltern Centre Fundraiser) and Richard Reed (Chiltern Centre Trustee) for putting the evening together. To the audience who willingly took on the task of drinking their vodka martinis (shaken, not stirred) in aid of the Centre. And of course to the wonderful Jenny Hanley and John Glen for a truly memorable evening raising money for the Centre.”
Over £2,000 was raised for the Chiltern Centre and was supported by Stemtation flowers, Thameside Markets and Hotel du Vin.