Lewis Gilbert in BAFTA focus

Julie Walters to interview Brit director on April 9

LONDON -- British director Lewis Gilbert is booked to entertain BAFTA members in an onstage interview led by actress Julie Walters.

Walters starred in Gilbert's "Educating Rita," which earned them both a BAFTA award for their efforts.

Over the course of seven decades, Gilbert has directed a myriad of movies, including "Reach for the Sky," "Alfie," "You Only Live Twice," "The Spy Who Loved Me" and "Shirley Valentine."

Laurence Olivier, Alfred Hitchcock, Michael Caine, Sean Connery, Roger Moore, Liza Minnelli and Walters have starred in Gilbert's movies.

He is launching his memoirs with "All My Flashbacks," about his life in the entertainment industry and his wartime service in the RAF among other things.

The event is scheduled to unfold at BAFTA HQ in London April 9.
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