Film Club: “Local Hero”

This wonderful video features both film critic Mark Kermode and legendary Scot filmmaker Bill Forsyth discussing his classic film Local Hero.

THE HOBBLEDEHOY regards Local Hero as one of our 10 Greatest Films ever. Read more about Local Hero

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Scottish pop princess Clare Grogan brings Altered Images to Edinburgh for first headline gig in 13 years

Clare Grogan

THEY’LL be singing Happy Birthday at the Liquid Room this week, but not that Happy Birthday, rather the 1981 Top 10 hit for Altered Images when Scotland’s very own pop princess Clare Grogan returns to the Capital with her band.

The summer she left school, Grogan not only landed a role in Bill Forsyth’s award-winning film Gregory’s Girl but also secured a deal for her band with Sony Records.

 
 

Altered Images quickly achieved worldwide success, selling millions of records and topping the charts in several countries, including three Top 10 albums and six Top 40 hits in the UK. Voted Best New Group at the NME Awards that same year, they played at The Royal Command Performance and Grogan recently received a Special Recognition Award at the Scottish Music Awards.

A woman of many talents, Grogan, who brings Altered Images to the the Liquid Room on Thursday 20 February, is also an accomplished actor and novelist. Her TV credits include Skins, which she also wrote songs for, Waterloo Road, EastEnders, Doctors, Red Dwarf and Father Ted.

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