Blake Edwards RIP

Breakfast at Tiffanys

So it’s farewell to film-maker Blake Edwards, who died this week at the age of 88.

He’ll be remembered of course for the Pink Panther films, for the Cary Grant-Tony Curtis WW2 comedy Operation Petticoat, for the Dudley Moore-Bo Derek romp 10, and for his long marriage to Julie Andrews, who starred in a string of her husband’s films and famously went topless in his scathing 1981 satire on Hollywood, S.O.B.

But, above all, it’s Breakfast at Tiffanys, with Audrey Hepburn in her most iconic role, that will secure him enduring fame. Half a century on, the film still captivates. And there’s a chance to see it on the big screen next month when London’s BFI Southbank gives the movie an extended run as part of its Audrey Hepburn season