Profile: Paul Welsh

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Paul Welsh writes about the heyday of cinema in Borehamwood, the battle to save Elstree studios and its resurgence as a centre for TV and film.

Latest articles from Paul Welsh

Paul Welsh looks back on Hollywood stars who liked a drink. Photos: Pixabay/Newsquest
The Overlook hotel in The Shining - created on the backlot of Elstree Studios
Strictly Come Dancing needs better-known celebrities to gain ratings, Paul Welsh says. Photos: PA, Newsquest
Mark Hamil, who played Luke Skywalker in Star Wars, stayed to meet 300 children at a youth club in Borehamwood. IMages: Pixabay/Newsquest
Paul Welsh met members of East 17 and Take That, although he did not realise it at the time
George Arliss is buried at All Saints Church in Harrow Weald. Photos: Google/Newsquest
Paul Welsh considers some of the cover-ups of Hollywood's golden age
Audrey Hepburn was among the cinema legends signed up by Elstree Studios, but they turned down Brigiite Bardot. Images: Pixabay/Newsquest
Paul Welsh remembers the times royals have been driven down Shenley Road to Elstree Studios. Photos: Google/Newsquest
Paul Welsh thinks the BBC is a monolith that needs cutting back if it is to survive. Photo: Pixabay/Newsquest