With Barbra Streisand & Omar Sharif. 151 mins.
In this bittersweet, classic musical drama, the vibrant and beautiful young Fanny Brice (Barbra Streisand) starts out as a bit player on the New York City vaudeville stage, but works her way up to stardom on Broadway.
Valued for her vocal and comedic talents by the renowned theater impresario Florenz Ziegfeld (Walter Pidgeon), Fanny thrives, but her relationship with her suave, imprisoned businessman husband, Nick Arnstein (Omar Sharif), is another story.
Saturday 24th February 2018 at 11am
£6 - over 60s, students & under 16s
- Streisand won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance, tying with Katharine Hepburn (The Lion in Winter).
- Funny Girl, along with Columbia Pictures' other Best Picture nominee and eventual winner Oliver!, secured a combined total of 19 nominations, the most nominations for musicals from one studio in a year.
- Streisand won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, and nominations went to the film, Wyler, and Styne and Merrill for the title song.
- "Hello, gorgeous" are the first words uttered by Streisand in the film. After winning the Academy Award for Best Actress, Streisand's first comment when handed the Oscar statuette was "Hello, gorgeous.