Aardman Animations founder speaks at Curzon cinema

PUBLISHED: 17:00 26 February 2018

Peter Lord with Early Man characters. Picture: Chris Emmerson

Peter Lord with Early Man characters. Picture: Chris Emmerson

Chris Emmerson

A co-founder of the world famous Aardman Animations introduced a classic silent film in Clevedon on Sunday.

Peter Lord visited the 106-year-old Curzon cinema for a screening of Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Lost World.

He introduced the 1925 film which was a forerunner for stop-motion animation and one of the most influential in its genre.

A Curzon spokesman said the event had gone well.

They added: “He (Peter) was joined by James Harrison from South West Silents who work closely with cinemas across the UK to share their passion for silent film which has seen an increase in popularity with audiences in recent years.

“Peter Lord brought with him figures of Dug, Goona and Hognob, stars of the most recent Aardman stop-motion animation hit, Early Man.”

The next South West Silents film to be shown at the Curzon will be The Hunchback Of Notre Dame at 4.30pm on March 25.

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