Starstruck Sunday: Legendary American filmmaker settled in Harpenden

PUBLISHED: 19:00 30 September 2018

Stanley Kubrick

Stanley Kubrick


Harpenden can boast a number of celebrity residents over the decades, from musicians to comedians, photographers and presenters, and everything inbetween.

Our Starstruck Sunday series is putting the spotlight on some international icons and lots of unsung heros in the local community.

Stanley Kubrick is a legendary American filmmaker, well known for his controversial and often cutting edge films, who lived just outside Harpenden for about thirty years.

The photographer-turned-director’s portfolio boasts 13 feature films created over nearly half a century, including Lolita, The Shining, A Clockwork Orange, and A Space Odyssey.

He finished the movies Full Metal Jacket and Eyes Wide Shut in Childwickbury, where he lived.

Stanley died of a heart attack in his sleep at the manor in 1999.

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