Bradford International Film Festival

The 18th Bradford International Film Festival opens this evening. Film and television actress, Barbara Windsor, will attend to receive a special award for her contribution to cinema. During the festival two of her 1960s comedies will be shown, Carry on Spying and Crooks in Cloisters.

Barbara Windsor has been an irrepressible presence on film, television, stage and the radio for over fifty years. She's the very definition of a 'national treasure' and, as our selection of her early 1960s films will show, an arresting screen presence that has earned her both BAFTA plaudits and mass affection. Barbara also has a story or two to tell, and her interview event promises to be a real highlight.

– Tom Vincent, Festival Co-Director