Movies

Deborah Kerr

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Deborah Kerr
Legendary Actress. Star of stage and screen. 6 time Academy Award® Nominee

Deborah Jane Kerr Trimmer was born on September 30th 1921 to Captain Arthur ("Jack") Charles Trimmer and Kathleen Rose Trimmer, nee Smale at a private nursing home in 7 St James Terrace, Hillhead, Glasgow. Although she was born in Glasgow, her parents were residing in Helensburgh at the time of her birth.

David MacDonald

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David MacDonald
Director, Producer and Actor

David was born in Helensburgh on the 9th May 1904. In his twenties he managed a rubber plantation in Malaya, but went to America in 1929, and became interested in film-making. Cecil B. DeMille hired him as a production assistant, but it would seem from MacDonald's subsequent career that he never developed the master's taste for films of epic stature. MacDonald went with DeMille on his return to Paramount in 1932, then came to Britain in 1936, making quota films for Paramount British.

Stephen McLaughlin

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Stephen McLaughlin Music Producer Helensburgh Hero
Grammy Award Winning Music Producer

Grammy Award-winning Producer/Engineer Steve McLaughlin has produced, recorded and mixed the scores for over 100 major feature films, including the “Die Hard” series, the “Lethal Weapon” series, and the Academy Award nominated scores for “Interview With The Vampire” and “Michael Collins”.

Martin Smith

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Martin Smith
BAFTA Award winning Director

Born in 1975, and brought up in Helensburgh, the former Hermitage Primary and Hermitage Academy pupil, Martin had always desired to be an artist.

Mary Ure

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Scottish Actress Mary Ure
Mary Ure - beautiful, talented and ultimately tragic Academy Award nominated actress: The Scottish Marilyn

Eileen Mary Ure was born on February 18, 1933 in Glasgow, Scotland to civil engineer Colin McGregor Ure and his wife Edith Swinburne.

Colin’s father, and Eileen’s grandfather, was the prosperous flour merchant John Ure, who lived in the magnificent Leiper designed Cairndhu House in Helensburgh, and served for three years as the Lord Provost of Glasgow and was also the City’s first chairman of the Health Committee.