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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
17th January 1899 Born today: Nevil Shute [Norway], London, novelist (On the Beach, Town Like Alice)
17th January 1886 Born today: Ronald Firbank, London, novelist (Flower Beneath the Foot)
17th January 1775 R B Sheridan's Rivals, premieres in London
17th January 1670 Highwayman Claude Duval found guilty of 6 robberies and sentenced to death.
Secrets and Lies house
Charming victorian terrace from Mike Leigh's Secrets and Lies.
Location: 76 Quilter Street, Bethnal Green, E2 7BT
Description: This is the Victorian terraced house that Cynthia Rose Purley (Brenda Blethyn) lived in in the film Secrets and Lies. It formed the backdrop to some of the most dramatic scenes in Mike Leigh's 1996 film about a black optometrist who discovers her birth mother is a white working class woman.
Secrets and Lies also starred Timothy Spall and Phyllis Logan. The film won numerous other awards, including the Palme d'Or, and received five Academy Award nominations.