Extras urged to share film experience

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Local people who were used as extras in a 1960s adaptation of DH Lawrence’s Sons and Lovers are being urged to come forward to share their experience as part of this year’s Lawrence festival.

The actors and actresses are being called on to talk about their experience at a screening of the film on September 15, during the festival.

Hundreds of local people were used in the film in locations across Eastwood and Brinsley in the academy award winning adaptation by Jack Cardiff.

The screening at Eastwood Comprehensive will be hosted by festival patron and BBC Radio Nottingham presenter, John Holmes from 7pm.

The annual festival, which celebrates Lawrence’s life and works, takes place between September 5 and 21.

There will be reading groups, theatre performances, a vintage weekend, national heritage open days and guided walks.

This year, the festival will celebrate the 100th anniversary of Sons and Lovers – one of Lawrence’s most famous novels, which was first published in 1913 and is still considered today as one of the 100 best books of all time.