Mark Lawson joins up with Harpenden Film Society

JOURNALIST and broadcaster Mark Lawson has agreed to become Honorary President of Harpenden Film Society which has just celebrated its first birthday.

Mark, who presents Radio Four’s arts magazine, Front Row, was educated at St Dominic’s primary School in Harpenden and St Columba’s College in St Albans before going to University College in London where he took a degree in English.

He has been a freelance contributor to numerous publications since 1984 and a Guardian columnist since 1995. In the mid-90s he presented The Late Show on BBC2 and has presented The Late Review since 1994.

Colin Ratcliffe, chair of Harpenden Film Society, said: “We have been going for just one year and have shown 24 films, sold 3,000 tickets and have 224 members.

“We are delighted that Mark Lawson has agreed to become our Honorary President. It’s the icing on the cake that ends a fantastic year.”

The film society is taking a summer break before starting its autumn season with The Lincoln Lawyer starring Matthew McConaughey on September 13.

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