Room at the Top
(1959-present)

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Room at the Top is a 1959 British film based on the 1957 novel of the same name by John Braine. The novel was adapted by Neil Paterson with uncredited work by Mordecai Richler. It was directed by Jack Clayton in his feature-length directorial debut and produced by John and James Woolf. The film stars Laurence Harvey, Simone Signoret, Heather Sears, Donald Wolfit, Donald Houston and Hermione Baddeley. Room at the Top was widely lauded, and was nominated for six Academy Awards, winning Best Actress for Signoret and Best Adapted Screenplay for Paterson. Its other nominations included Best Picture, Best Director for Clayton, Best Actor for Harvey, and Best Supporting Actress for Baddeley. Baddeley's performance, consisting of 2 minutes and 19 seconds of screen time, became the shortest ever to be nominated for an acting Oscar.

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Commemorated on 1 plaque

Centenary Of Cinema 1996 #031

Room at the Top was shot here [full inscription unknown]

City Hall, Bradford, United Kingdom where it was filmed