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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
24th January 1958 Squeeze pianist & TV presenter Jools Holland was born in Blackheath, London.
24th January 1664 Born today: John Vanbrugh, London, dramatist/architect (baptized)
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.