The Cinema Museum, London

A Just William Evening

Thu 15 May 2014 @ 19:30 · Events

Not “just” William – but two Williams! We are delighted to present, together for the first time on any stage, the two oldest surviving actors to have portrayed Richmal Crompton’s immortal schoolboy hero.

John Clark was radio’s first William from 1945-1947. He also portrayed William on stage and TV. He later emigrated to Canada and the US and married the late Lynn Redgrave. He will be returning to the UK specifically for tonight’s event.

William Graham was snatched from the variety circuit to become William in two fondly-remembered films, Just William’s Luck (1947) and William Comes to Town (1948).  As an adult he was a song-and-dance man, notably for London’s renowned Windmill Theatre.

Not only is this the first time the two Williams have appeared together, it is also the first time they will have met. Their memories of playing William in the post-War years are bound to thrill William’s many fans. Messrs Clark and Graham will be interviewed by David McGillivray, who is making Being William, a documentary about all the actors who have played William on stage, screen, radio and TV since 1939. We hope that other Williams will be in the audience. The event will be filmed. Please book early as this event is likely to sell out.

Doors open at 18.30 for a 19.30 start. Refreshments will be available in our licensed café/bar.


Spring Season 2014 ticketing applies.

Advance tickets may be purchased from WeGotTickets, or direct from the Museum by calling 020 7840 2200 in office hours.