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Mickey Rooney

Mickey Rooney 23 September 1920 - 6 April 2014. His career began in silent films, he was a world wide superstar in the Andy Hardy films, co-starred with Garland in Babes in Arms, married Ava Garden, married seven times after that, and had a career which was the proverbial roller coaster, endless ups and downs. In 1979 he had a long running Broadway hit in Sugar Babies which he brought to London with Ann Miller to the Savoy Theatre in 1988.


An Introduction to the Film Section

Published: 08/11/2010

Chairman: Jason Solomons
Vice-Chairman: Anna Smith
Hon. Secretary: Rich Cline. He can be contacted on

Our awards and who is eligible.

British and Irish film makers are eligible for most, if not all, of our awards. The word British in the title of some of our awards is simply to distinguish them from the general best actor/director/film awards. Irish citizens are eligible for these awards but many Irish actors and directors work on what are technically British films and their work deserves recognition. There is no intention to suggest that Irish talent is British should an Irish citizen be nominated in the "British" categories and all Irish nominees know this. It simply recognises the complex nature of film making, a collaborative affair often crossing national boundaries and anyone who wishes to raise the matter should do so with Jason Solomons, current chair of the Awards Committee. Patriotic Irish people with  genuine issues to raise will be replied to - those who send obscene e mails will not.

Members of the Film Section


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