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16 February 2019


Mark Walker

Mark Walker 'Mummies and the Movies' 
This talk looks at ancient Egyptian mummies and how they have been depicted in the cinema from the silent era, through the classic Hollywood period, up to the present day. Particular emphasis is placed on the inspiration provided by the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb and the curse associated with it, and on the development of elaborate make-up techniques used for actors like Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney Jnr and Christopher Lee.  


Mark is a member of the Southampton Ancient Egypt Society and has spoken several times over the last twenty years that the Society has existed. He is an expert on film. His talks are entertaining, well researched and good fun!