Stars reveal favourite childhood films
London: Hollywood's most successful actors have disclosed the formative films of their childhood, listing nostalgic favourites from 'The Jungle Book' to 'Kind Hearts' and 'Coronets'.
Dame Helen Mirren, critically acclaimed for her recent roles as the Queen, chose 'Cinderella', citing the "absolute magic" of the "big dress" as a particularly fond memory, the Telegraph reported.
Sir Ian McKellen gave a nod to the classic 'Treasure Island' before settling on a more obscure black-and-white French comedy, while 'Homeland' star Damian Lewis picked the musical 'Grease'.
Director Danny Boyle, the mastermind behind last year's Olympic opening ceremony, selected 'A Clockwork Orange' as the film which stuck in his mind, having snuck in to see it aged 16.
Others, including actor Adrian Lester, 'Les Miserables' star Eddie Redmayne and Twilight's Robert Pattinson, chose classic childhood or Disney favourites, while Hugh Grant plumped for 'The Battle of Britain'.
Hollywood actor Hugh Jackman picked the 'Indiana Jones' films, while director Quentin Tarantino plumped for either 'Abbot and Costello meet Frankenstein' or 'It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World'."
The list, compiled by charity Filmclub, is aimed at raising awareness of the importance of watching movies in inspiring and educating children.
Actor Michael Sheen, an ambassador for the charity, said: "Film is a way for children to learn confidence, that their opinions matter... you can share opinions and you can learn from other people, and it can give you access to experiences from around the world - different kinds of lives, different kinds of living, different beliefs. It gives you a sense of a world outside of your own world. And I think it empowers children as well."