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Balcon

Sir Michael. 1896--1977, British film producer; his films made at Ealing Studios include the comedies Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949) and The Lavender Hill Mob (1951)
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"But I always feel that scary things are usually worth doing." Day-Lewis recently revisited a 10-year-old feud with his uncle, British Tory politician Jonathan Balcon.
For those that don't know, Michael Balcon was from Birmingham and he produced Alfred Hitchcock'sUKmovies, ran a US film studio and produced the Ealing films.
Jill Balcon visited Birmingham in October last year to introduce a screening of Kind Hearts and Coronets, one of the most renowned productions from Ealing Studios, which was founded by her father.
The second Into the Light event this autumn will now also be a tribute to Jill Balcon and will include a screening of the George Dixon school students' docu-mentarya showing of one of Sir Michael Balcon's wartime movies from the BFI Archive and an opportunity to see Jill Balcon, the actress, in one of her finest screen performances.
Love of movies: Jill Balcon with George Dixon High School pupils (from left) Morah Simelane, Nailah Bakhsh, Cameron McIver, Bobbette Kenge, Rhian Newell and Jennifer Ikouara, (front) at Into the Light, and (left) Daniel Day-Lewis and Sir Michael Balcon.
Mr Murphy, 61, owns property company Balcon Developments.
As a kid I watched my father making a film and at lunchtime we'd go into the executive dining room and everyone gathered there, all the directors and the boss, Michael Balcon, himself.