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Film stars will see their make-up artists in a different light following the opening of a new exhibition in November. Tom Smith began his caricatures of Jack Nicholson (pictured below), Ingrid Bergman, Sean Connery, Bing Crosby and Laurence Olivier to while away gaps between takes, but his sketches have become a collection of the cream of Hollywood. Smith has worked for most of the major US studios, starting on David Lean's 1948 film, Oliver Twist. In 1992, he won a BAFTA special award for his work as a make-up artist; now he is using a more conventional medium, with an exhibition at the Museum of the Moving Image, South Bank, London, from 1 November.

The same day, film buffs can look forward to the London premiere of a biography of Lloyd George, albeit 78 years after its makers intended. The Life Story of David Lloyd George was made with the then prime minister's blessing but was suppressed before its release.

No one has ever fathomed the reason for its disappearance, but the negatives were found among Lloyd George's belongings in his house in Wales. The biopic, starring Norman Page as Lloyd George, will be screened at the National Film Theatre as part of a British Film Institute celebration of the work of film archives.

The first London International Women's Film Festival opens at the Everyman cinema in Hampstead, north London, next month. It will include screenings of more than 120 films and will run from 5 to 18 October.

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