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Daniel Craig As James Bond

British film enters a new golden age as studios struggle to meet demand

In the black-and-white era after the second world war when Alec Guinness was starring in Ealing comedies and Richard Attenborough played Pinkie in an acclaimed 1947 film of Brighton Rock, it was clear that British films had the brightest of futures. In the following decades, film studios such as Pinewood and Elstree became hives of cinematic activity. Then, in the 1990s, it all seemed to fade away.