Herbert Lom

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Herbert Lom

Post by delticfan » Fri Dec 30, 2016 12:05 am

I received a wonderful Christmas present from my wife, Kings Cross by Paul Anderson Irwell Press. There is a chapter describing the Ladykillers film and something I thought that was interesting and unknown to me was that Herbert Lom was a rail enthusiast and spent time on the set watching the locos moving around the area. I found on the internet a photo of him with a small pair of binoculars, perhaps he was using them. I just wanted to share this, he must have really enjoyed making the film.

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Re: Herbert Lom

Post by 2392 » Fri Dec 30, 2016 9:23 am

Indeed I'd heard that the late Mr Lom was a fellow enthusiast. It must have been a dream come true, especially when he was so close to the operations of the southern end of the east coast mainline. By all accounts he had a whale of a time meeting the various members of railway staff from the highest management types to the lowest etc.........
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Re: Herbert Lom

Post by Mickey » Sun Jan 01, 2017 12:39 pm

Herbert Lom was also in a film called The Man Who Watched Trains Go By from 1952.

Herbert also starred in a television series between 1963-1964 called The Human Jungle where he played a Psychiatrist that some people on here may remember including myself although I was only between 6-7 years old at the time but I vaguely remember it being on the old b&w telly.

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Re: Herbert Lom

Post by kimballthurlow » Thu Jan 05, 2017 12:51 am

Thanks delticfan for that little window on Herbert Lom.

One of my favorite movies, because of the plot, the actors and actress, and the location.
For those of you who know the film and its making, can you tell me if the house was built specially?
It appears in the film as unusually sited in a field, that may have been owned by the railway.
Being at the end of the road, it took on a rather sinister aspect.

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Re: Herbert Lom

Post by delticfan » Fri Jan 06, 2017 12:07 am

I understand that the house was specially built for the film, out of what materials I don't know, probably a lot of timber. The film does have a magic about it and if you like the LNER only more so. The subject would make an excellent diorama for a railway model.

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Re: Herbert Lom

Post by kimballthurlow » Fri Jan 06, 2017 12:51 am

Thank you delticfan.
Yes I like the LNER.

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Re: Herbert Lom

Post by harvester » Fri Jan 06, 2017 3:13 pm

Some additional info on the website below re area used


http://www.reelstreets.com/index.php?op ... iew&id=526

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Re: Herbert Lom

Post by kimballthurlow » Sat Jan 07, 2017 6:15 am

Thank you harvester for that link, which is quite revealing.

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