Happy 84th birthday to Raymond Briggs

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Raymond Briggs was born on the 18th January 1934. Happy birthday Raymond on your 84th birthday !

Young Raymond Briggs

A young Raymond Briggs

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Celebrating Raymond Briggs’ 84th birthday at the Half Moon pub, Plumpton, East Sussex. From left to right _Camilla Deakin (Lupus Films Producer), Roger Mainwood (director), Ruth Fielding (Lupus Films producer), and Raymond Briggs.

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Visitors to the Half Moon Pub in Plumpton will notice this painting showing many of the regulars to the pub. Raymond Briggs is depicted raising a glass at the bar.

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Raymond Briggs depicted in the painting at the Half Moon pub in Plumpton.  His Father Christmas book, which was also made into an animated film, is shown in front of him.

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Raymond Briggs examining a print of all the costumes worn by Ethel in the Ethel and Ernest film. (Photo by Roger Mainwood. Plumpton, East Sussex_January 2018)

Lupus Films’ Ethel & Ernest gets four British Animation Awards nominations.

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The nominations for the 2018 British Animation Awards have been announced.

Ethel and Ernest has received nominations in four categories.

Best Long Form Animation – For animated films or programmes 23 minutes or longer e.g. TV specials, feature films & animated documentaries.

Best Voice – Brenda Blethyn for her role as Ethel.

Best Craft – for the animation team, led by director Roger Mainwood, animation director Peter Dodd and art director Robin Shaw.

Best Sound – Sound: Adrian Rhodes — Music: Carl Davis with an original song, In the Blink of an Eye, by Sir Paul McCartney

The awards ceremony, now in its 22nd year, will be held at London’s BFI Southbank on 15 March 2018.

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Brenda Blethyn and Jim Broadbent recording the voices of Ethel and Ernest Briggs. Brenda is nominated in the Best Voice category at the British Animation Awards.                                           (photo: Jessica Bassett)


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Brenda Blethyn (Ethel), Jim Broadbent (Ernest), with director Roger Mainwood during the recording at Goldcrest Films. (photo: Jessica Bassett)

Brenda Blethyn BAAs

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