Royal Film Performance

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The Royal Film Performance, run by The Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund, showcases a major film premiere which is attended by members of the British Royal Family. The proceeds from the event enable The Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund to offer financial support to people from the film, cinema and television industries who encounter accident, illness, bereavement or unemployment.

The first Royal Command Film Performance was A Matter of Life and Death in 1946; the most recent performance on 5 December 2013 featured Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, a biography of Nelson Mandela. Mandela's death was officially announced while the film was being screened.[1][2][3]

2013 Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
2012 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
2011 Hugo
2010 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
2009 The Lovely Bones
2008 A Bunch of Amateurs
The Other Boleyn Girl
2007 Brick Lane (Cancelled[4][5] due to controversy, hence two in films in 2008)
2006 Casino Royale
2005 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
2004 Ladies in Lavender
The Merchant of Venice
2003 Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
2002 Die Another Day
2001 Ali
2000 How the Grinch Stole Christmas
1999 Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
1998 The Parent Trap
1997 Titanic
1996 True Blue
1995 French Kiss
1994 Miracle on 34th Street
1993 The Man Without a Face
1992 Chaplin
1991 Hot Shots!
1990 Always
1989 Madame Sousatzka
1988 Empire of the Sun
1987 84 Charing Cross Road
1986 White Nights
1985 A Passage to India
1984 The Dresser
1983 Table for Five
1982 Evil Under the Sun
1981 Chariots of Fire
1980 Kramer vs. Kramer
Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
1979 California Suite
1978 Close Encounters of the Third Kind
1977 Silver Streak
1976 The Slipper and the Rose
1975 Funny Lady
1974 The Three Musketeers
1973 Lost Horizon
1972 Mary, Queen of Scots
1971 Love Story
1970 Anne of the Thousand Days
1969 The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
1968 Romeo and Juliet
1967 The Taming of the Shrew
1966 Born Free
1965 Lord Jim
1964 Move Over, Darling
1963 Sammy Going South
1962 West Side Story
1961 The Facts of Life
1960 The Last Angry Man
1959 The Horse's Mouth
1957 Les Girls
1956 The Battle of the River Plate
1955 To Catch a Thief
1954 Beau Brummell
1953 Rob Roy, the Highland Rogue
1952 Because You're Mine
1951 Where No Vultures Fly
1950 The Mudlark
1949 The Forsyte Saga
1948 Scott of the Antarctic
1947 The Bishop's Wife
1946 A Matter of Life and Death

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