Screenwriter Simon Beaufoy backs campaign to save National Media Museum

Simon Beaufoy

Simon Beaufoy

First published in

Glusburn Oscar-winning screenwriter Simon Beaufoy is backing the campaign to save Bradford’s National Media Museum.

The winner of a Golden Globe and a BAFTA for Slumdog Millionaire has fond recollections of his first trip there as a child.

He said: “I remember seeing the National Media Museum, or National Museum of Film and Photography as it was then, an amazing, sleek building standing above what I thought then to be a very old-fashioned and uninspiring city.

“This was like no museum I had ever been in. Not only could I touch the exhibits, I became part of them, made programmes, played cameraman, took photographs of myself in stupid poses. It was way ahead of its time.

“I cannot imagine the city without it. It would be an act of despair to deprive Bradford of one its most significant assets.”

The museum is threatened because of Government cuts.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree