Dir: Peter Yates
Starring: Albert Finney and Zena Walker
A larger-than-life Shakespearean actor has a wild last day on tour
This brilliant drama is based on the successful 1980 West End and Broadway play by Ronald Harwood and features a memorable railway scene. Albert Finney, playing the lead role as a Shakespearean actor, stops a departing train he has just missed by booming ‘Stop that train!’ so loudly that the driver simply has too oblige! The scene was filmed at York and used LMS ‘Princess Coronation’ Class 4-6-2 No.6229 Duchess of Hamilton as the train engine, with coaching stock made up of 12 condemned BR Mk1 coaches painted LMS crimson lake with 1st and 3rd class designations for the occasion. The scene opens though with a good atmospheric shot of ex-LMS Class 5MT ‘Black Five’ 4-6-0 No.5407 on another rake of maroon-liveried Mk1s.