Author Archives: Simon Sheridan

‘Respectable’ screening for Open Doors Heritage Day

Every September, as part of the Heritage Open Days scheme, hundreds of great buildings across the UK open their doors to visitors. In London alone over 250,000 people take the opportunity to get under the skin of the capital’s amazing … Continue reading

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My new movie… coming 2018

I’m very proud to officially announce that for the past few months I’ve been busy directing my new movie. A follow-up to Respectable, which was released last year, my latest film is again firmly rooted in my favourite decade, the colourful, … Continue reading

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Suzy, Come Home!

On Friday evening I was extremely honoured to take a 1970s’ film legend out to dinner in Kensington. Suzy Mandel – the star of numerous classic sexploitation movies including Confessions of a Driving Instructor (1976), Come Play with Me (1977), … Continue reading

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Happy 40th Birthday, Come Play with Me!

Exactly 40 years ago today – 28 April 1977 – something quite extraordinary happened; a low budget sex comedy named Come Play with Me opened at the Moulin Cinema at 42-44 Great Windmill Street, Soho, and changed British cinema history … Continue reading

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Postcard from Italy

I had a great time in Europe recently for the Italian premiere of my film, Respectable – The Mary Millington Story. As well as the screening, I took part in a discussion on British exploitation films from the 1970s. Here’s … Continue reading

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Take Off Your Clothes… in an Art Gallery

Last year I was approached by the innovative British pop artist, Shuby. An expert in layered silkscreens printed onto canvases, Shuby explained how much she had enjoyed my book Keeping The British End Up and my movie Respectable and asked … Continue reading

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New Cult Poster Book Out Now!

My latest book venture has just been published by Gingko Books. The Art of The B-Movie Poster collects hundreds of American and European exploitation posters in one hardback volume. There are over 300 pages of mondo, action, horror, sci-fi and … Continue reading

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‘Respectable’ wins the ‘Legend Award’ at UKAP 2016

Last night – 27 September 2016 – my debut film Respectable – The Mary Millington Story returned to the big screen at the Prince Charles Cinema, off Leicester Square, in the heart of London’s West End. Immediately after the screening I … Continue reading

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‘Respectable’ Returns to London’s West End

I’m very pleased to announce that on 27 September 2016, Respectable – The Mary Millington Story will be returning to London’s West End. The film will be showing at the legendary Prince Charles Cinema, off Leicester Square, at 6pm. Immediately … Continue reading

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Lover, Liberator, Legend

2016 has been quite a year for Mary Millington. In April my debut film,  Respectable – The Mary Millington Story, was released in London’s West End and then was made available on Netflix around the world. The reaction to the film has been … Continue reading

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