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Oliver! at 50

Ashley Byrne Cheltenham, England
October 20, 2018

It's been 50 years since the film musical masterpiece Oliver! brought the murderous melodrama of Charles Dickens' famous novel to life. Winner of five Academy Awards, nominated for 11, this mammoth production about the world's most famous fictitious orphan remains a must-see. Ashley Byrne went to meet Mark Lester, the boy who played Oliver — despite the fact that he couldn't sing or dance.