Richard Dacre writes, lectures and broadcasts on cinema, specialising in British cinema. He wrote Trouble In Store: Norman Wisdom - A Career In Comedy a ground-breaking, well-received book about the great British slapstick clown which was published in 1991. In 2012 he returned to the subject for a section in the book British Comedy Cinema. In-between, he wrote a key piece about comedy films, Traditions of British Comedy, for The British Cinema Book, the full version of which is contained in its 2009 third edition. In addition to writing, lecturing and broadcasting about cinema, Richard also works as a tour guide, sharing his love of his home city of London. He occasionally gets the chance to combine the two activities notably, in 2011, doing a series of tours around locations of Ealing comedies. One of these, for The Lavender Hill Mob, was filmed by the Guardian for their website, and another - Passport to Pimlico - was the basis for a featurette extra for the 2012 StudioCanal DVD/BluRay release of the re-mastered film. He is currently formulating a tour of the iconic Royal Albert Hall, celebrating it's rich history as both a film location and as a film exhibition site.
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