screenwriter of the final script of The Ipcress File passed away aged
86; you can read his obituary here:
dramatist and screenwriter, was born on May 15, 1923. He died on July
British film and television is mourning the death of Sue
29 Oct 2011
Sue Lloyd who played the role of Jean Courtney in both The
Ipcress File and in a small cameo in Bullet to Beijing passed away on
20 October 2011, aged 72. Lloyd made an initial splash in the 1960s as
Michael Caine's glamorous foil in 'The Ipcress File' as well as
appearing alongside Peter Cushing in the horror film 'Corruption' in
1968. At the height of her 60s fame she sold stories about affairs with the likes of Sean
Connery and Peter Sellers, the subsequent money enabling her to buy a London flat. However, she is remembered far more
fondly for her role as Barbara Hunter in the long running soap 'Crossroads,' a character who
appeared in 714 episodes before leaving with on-screen and future real-life husband Ronald
Allen in 1985. Sue wrote her own biography "It Seemed Like a Good Idea
at the Time" in 1998.
For three editorials about The Ipcress File,
especially written for newspapers click
Pressarticles about The
Ipcress File: click here .
For a special
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A special essay about
The Ipcress File in relation to other spymovies. 'Spies and secret
agents', written by Vanessa
Mehrabian, a Film Studies student. Click
here to read the essay. Published exclusively on this
site with permission of the author.
Dvd region 1,
official dvd release 14 september 1999
director Sidney J. Furie & editor Peter Hunt
Dolby Digital 2.0
Mono (English only)
DVD region 2, later
rereleased with different cover
pan and scan,
Special packaging incorporating stylish slip case.
booklet written by journalist Christopher Bray, author of "Caine: A
director Sidney Furie and film editor Peter Hunt.
"The Ipcress File -
Caine Goes Stella" spoof introduction with Phil Cornwell as Michael
"Candid Caine", featuring Sir Michael Caine talking frankly about his
career in 1969.
interview with Sir Michael Caine about making The Ipcress File.
interview with legendary Oscar-winning production designer Sir Ken Adam
about making The Ipcress File.
CD with music by composer John Barry OBE.
A copy of the
original Len Deighton novel.
(slide show, more than 13 min.).
A3 dual sided
Ipcress File movie poster designs.
Original US radio
DVD (2 versions:
normal and collector's edition) region 2
In 1965 The Ipcress
File was such a hit, that MB Games decided to put a game on the market.
This kind of merchandise was very successful with the James Bond
movies, so MB developed a special game for the first Harry Palmer
movie. The object was to find the double agent. See also pictures.
For information about
the soundtrack of The Ipcress File go to Soundtracks.
For trivia and other
strange stuff about The Ipcress File go to the Trivia page !
For scenes that never
made the final version of The Ipcress File go to Deleted Scenes.
To see where all the
scenes were shot, including 'then and now' shots and their Google Earth
coordinates! See film locations.