Reach for the Sky original print advertisement

Reach for the Sky original print advertisement

This September marks the birthday of one of Britain’s most successfully stars, the BAFTA Award-winning actor Kenneth More CBE. To celebrate his life and work is pleased to announce the first of some exciting commemorations taking place during the month.

On September 12th London’s iconic Cinema Museum are offering a rare chance to see Kenny on the big screen in his most revered role, as real-life fighter pilot Douglas Bader in a 35mm film screening of the immortal British screen classic Reach for the Sky (1956).

Reach for the Sky is the true story of Group Captain Douglas Bader who overcame the loss of both legs in a 1931 flying accident to become a successful fighter pilot and wing leader during World War II.

“Bader’s philosophy was my phlopsophy. His whole attitude to life was mine.”

Kenneth More from his autobiography, More or Less

Reach for the Sky became a smash hit upon release and the most popular British film of 1956, as well as winning a BAFTA for Best Film. Playing Bader also garnered a Best Actor award for Kenny from the major cinema publication of the day, Picturegoer magazine. The film did something greater for his career, it showed British audiences that Kenny was not just a happy-go-lucky comic actor, he had range as a leading man in a dramatic performance.


“One of the greatest British films ever made..”

Reg Whitley, Daily Mirror

Kenneth More and Angela Douglas

Kenneth More and Angela Douglas. Image courtesy of Angela More

To round-off a very special evening at the Cinema Museum, an exclusive Q&A will follow, with a rare chance to hear from Kenny’s wife and Carry On star, actress and writer Angela Douglas. Also participating will be Kenneth’s Founder, Nick Pourgourides, who will be sharing the stories behind some of the late actor’s most treasured possessions.

A paid meet and greet book signing with Angela Douglas will also follow. Don’t miss this extra special, one-off event.

The Cinema Museum

2 Dugard Way (off Renfrew Road)
London SE11 4TH

Doors open at 18.00, for a 19.00 start.

Refreshments will be available in our licensed cafe/bar.


Tickets in advance £8.50 (£6.50 concessions). On the door £10 (£7 concessions).

Advance tickets may be purchased from Ticketlab – Standard or Concessions, or direct from the Museum by calling 020 7840 2200 in office hours.