Angela Allen

Interview Number: 
168
Interview Date(s): 
27 Nov 1990
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Angela trained as a script supervisor (now known as Continuity) at the legendary Alexander Korda studios. One of the first major  films she worked on was Carol Reed’s masterpiece The Third Man .

She went on to work on Pandora and The Flying Dutchman before being chosen by Sam Spiegel to work for John Huston on The African Queen. Angela worked on 13 more of Huston’s films including Moulin Rouge, Moby Dick, The Misfits, The Man Who Would Be King, Night Of The Iguana. Her other film credits include The Dirty Dozen, The Charge Of The Light Brigade, The Offence, The Black Windmill, North Sea Hijack, Zulu Dawn, Eye Of The Needle, Hamlet (Mel Gibson), First Knight, Jane Eyre, Lost In Space and Tea With Mussolini. 

She has worked with Marilyn Monroe, Katherine Hepburn, Humphrey Bogarde, Orson Welles, Sean Connery, Michael Caine, Roger Moore, Franco Zeffirelli, Robert DeNiro and many other greats. 

In 2005 Angela received the BAFTA award for outstanding contribution to cinema. A couple of years earlier she won the Channel 4 Lifetime Achievement award from Women In Film & TV.