Renown Pictures Corporation is a British film distributor founded by producer George Minter in 1938.
Renown's releases include:
Lester Raymond Brown was an American jazz musician who led the big band Les Brown and His Band of Renown for nearly seven decades from 1938 to 2000.
Dennistoun Franklyn John Rose Price was an English actor, best remembered for his role as Louis Mazzini in the film Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949) and for his portrayal of the omniscient valet Jeeves in 1960s television adaptations of P. G. Wodehouse's stories.
Stuart Brisley is a British artist.
Michael Francis Gregson, known professionally as Michael Craig, is a British actor and scriptwriter, known for his work in theatre, film and television both in the United Kingdom and in Australia.
Dianne Foster was a Canadian actress of Ukrainian descent.
The Cyprus Emergency also known as the Greek Cypriot War of Independence or Cypriot War of Independence was a conflict fought in British Cyprus between November 1955 and March 1959.
Lelia Goldoni is an American actress who appeared in a number of motion pictures and television shows starting in the late 1940s, including uncredited cameo roles in Joseph L. Mankiewicz's House of Strangers (1949), John Huston's We Were Strangers (1949) and The Italian Job (1969). She appeared as Denise James in the 1965 horror film Hysteria.
Warwick Films was a film company founded by film producers Irving Allen and Albert R. Broccoli in London in 1951. The name was taken from the Warwick Hotel in London. Their films were released by Columbia Pictures.
The Pickwick Papers is a 1952 British historical comedy drama film written and directed by Noel Langley and starring James Hayter, James Donald, Nigel Patrick and Joyce Grenfell. It is based on the Charles Dickens’s 1837 novel of the same name. It was made by Renown Pictures who had successfully released another Dickens adapation Scrooge the previous year.
Elwyn Brook-Jones was a British theatre, film and television actor.
Mario Zampi was an Italian film producer and director. A co-founder of Two Cities Films, a British production company, he is most closely associated with British comedies of the 1950s.
The Frog is a 1937 British crime film directed by Jack Raymond and starring Gordon Harker, Noah Beery, Jack Hawkins and Carol Goodner. The film is about the police chasing a criminal mastermind who goes by the name of The Frog, and the 1936 play version by Ian Hay. It was based on the 1925 novel The Fellowship of the Frog by Edgar Wallace. It was followed by a loose sequel The Return of the Frog, the following year.
Jane Hylton was an English actress who accumulated 30 film credits, mostly in the 1940s and 1950s, before moving into television work in the latter half of her career in the 1960s and 1970s.
Pleasures of the Rich is a 1926 American silent romantic drama film directed by Louis J. Gasnier and produced by Tiffany Pictures with a general distribution through Renown Pictures. The film featured several well known performers of the time, such as Helene Chadwick, Jack Mulhall, Hedda Hopper and Mary Carr.
John Glyn-Jones was a British stage, radio, television and film actor.
Tom Gill was a British actor who was born in Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England. He made his stage debut in 1935, and his theatre work included the original production of Noël Coward's After the Ball at the Globe Theatre in 1954.
Ejaz Durrani, known mononymously as Ejaz, was a Pakistani film actor, director and producer active from 1956 to 1984. He was married to legendary Pakistani actress-singer Noor Jehan. He is mostly remembered for his portrayal of Ranjha in the film Heer Ranjha (1970). He was especially known for portraying Punjabi culture folk heroes in epic love stories such as Heer Ranjha and Mirza Sahiban.
James George Minter, also known as J.G. Minter, was a British film producer and screenwriter born in Islington, London. He established the company Renown.
Music Hall Parade is a 1939 British musical film directed by Oswald Mitchell. The film featured Glen Raynham, Richard Norris (actor), and Charles Sewell. Sid Palmer also had a role. The story is about a daughter who works to keep her father's music hall going after his death. The film was reissued in 1940 as Cavalcade of Variety. The film was produced at the Walton on Thames studios. Renown Pictures released a digitally remastered edition of the film in 2011.