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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

21st November 1977 1st flight of Concorde (London to New York)

21st November 1943 7 Belgian ministers in London sentence King Leopold III

21st November 1941 Born today: Juliet Mills, London England, actress (Nanny and the Professor, QB VII)

21st November 1934 Uiver returns from Schiphol in London-Melbourne air race

21st November 1781 Watercolour artist Cornelius Varley born in Hackney, East London.

21st November 1696 J Vanbrughes Relapse or Virtue in Danger, premieres in London

Dirty Pretty Things



Dirty Pretty Things

A film location with a grizzly secret, well ask Okwe!

Location: 4 Whitehall Court, Horseguards Avenue, SW1A 2EP

Description: 'Dirty Pretty Things' was released in 2002, a film directed by Stephen Frears and written by Steven Knight.

A drama about two illegal immigrants in London, it was was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay and won a British Independent Film Award for 'Best Independent British Film' in 2003.

'Chiwetel Ejiofor's' Nigerian exile Okwe drives a minicab by day, at night he's a porter in a hotel that's home to some shady goings-on.

When Okwe stumbles upon the hotel's dirty secret, he is placed in an impossible dilemma. A decent man, how can he do the right thing - given his precarious status - and still protect the people he cares about?

This film location was the 'Baltic Hotel' in this superb drama, where Okwe has to retrieve a surplus organ from a toilet! A human heart!


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Credits: http://www.bbc.co.uk/films/2002/11/01/dirty_pretty_things_2002_review.shtml

Dirty Pretty Things

A film location with a grizzly secret, well ask Okwe!


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