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 the life of Clark Gable. Photos: Pixabay/Newsquest
Paul Welsh looks back on the Elstree horror classic Night of the Demon. Photos: Pixabay/Newsquest
Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd all came to Borehamwood. Photos: Pixabay
Paul Welsh.
The Trials of Oscar Wilde and an early Kubrick classic were among films at Elstree in 1960
Gregory Peck is just one of the stars who shot films at Elstree Studios in 1954. Photo: Pixabay
Hammer's Blood from the Mummy's Tomb and the comedy On The Buses were among the Elstree Studios hits from 50 years ago in 1971. Photos: Pixabay/Newsquest
Paul Welsh MBE has written a book about the history of MGM Studios in Borehamwood
Paul Welsh says Elstree will soon have more stage space than it did in its post-war heyday. Photo: Newsquest/Sky
Paul Welsh says old films offer a glimpse into a different world. Photo: Pixabay