Jane Shore

‘Jane Shore’ – the film we are showing on Friday 22 May – is a highly unusual addition to our 2015 programme. We were asked by Laura Rossi (a local film composer) to be part of a national tour to mark the centenary of this film.

‘Jane Shore’ is a silent 1915 film about the life of Jane Shore – one of Edward IV’s many mistresses. A cast of thousands was used by Will Barker (founder of Ealing Studios) to create this first British epic, said to rival Hollywood’s ‘Birth of a Nation’. The film was recently discovered in the BFI’s archives and has been restored for its centenary.

Classic Cinema Club Ealing commissioned Laura Rossi to write a new score and to lead an 8 venue national tour which includes Ealing, Brighton, Cambridge, Southbank, Exeter and Teignmouth. We are one of the venues because Laura grew up in Teignmouth. She is now an acclaimed film composer with extensive TV and film credits including the recent hit film ‘Song for Marion’ and TV programme ‘The Eichmann Show’.

Laura’s 4 piece Orchestra Celeste will perform the new score live at the showing on 22nd May.

The showing will be at 8pm at Teignmouth Community School with doors open from 7pm for refreshments.

For more details about the music & tour go to:




  • Date: 22/05/2015 8:00 pm
  • Director: Bert Haldane, F. Martin Thornton
  • Actors: Blanche Forsythe, Roy Travers, Robert Purdie
  • Year of Release: 1915
  • Rating: 7.6 (116 votes)
  • Genre: Biography, Drama, History

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