Chariots of Fire re-released in time for London 2012 Olympics

 

Wednesday 11 July 2012 14:10
Comments
Chariots of Fire
Chariots of Fire

It may have been more than 30 years ago, but the premiere of Olympics movie Chariots Of Fire feels like yesterday, actor Nigel Havers said today.

The Oscar-winning film is being re-released ahead of the London 2012 Olympics.

The 1981 British film has been remastered for a new generation of movie fans.

Last night's premiere in Leicester Square was attended by the film’s director Hugh Hudson, cast members Ben Cross, Nigel Havers and Alice Krige and legendary composer Vangelis.

The film stars were joined by a plethora of Britain’s finest sports stars including Dame Kelly Holmes, Roger Black, Duncan Goodhew MBE and Daley Thompson.

“Chariots of Fire is about guts, determination and belief,” commented Lord Puttnam, upon announcing the release earlier this year.

“Just as the film succeeded in raising spirits and aspirations thirty years ago, I believe it could deliver exactly the same message today. At the heart of the film is the quest for Olympic glory, and I find hard to imagine anything more likely to resonate throughout the country this summer.”

The film won three Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay, in addition to receiving nominations for three more.

Register for free to continue reading

Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism

By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists

Please enter a valid email
Please enter a valid email
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Please enter your first name
Special characters aren’t allowed
Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters
Please enter your last name
Special characters aren’t allowed
Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters
You must be over 18 years old to register
You must be over 18 years old to register
Opt-out-policy
You can opt-out at any time by signing in to your account to manage your preferences. Each email has a link to unsubscribe.

Already have an account? sign in

By clicking ‘Register’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Join our new commenting forum

Join thought-provoking conversations, follow other Independent readers and see their replies

Comments

Thank you for registering

Please refresh the page or navigate to another page on the site to be automatically logged in