roman holiday (1953)

Director:  William Wyler

Length:  118 mins

Cast:  Audrey Hepburn, Gregory Peck, Eddie Albert, Hartley Power, Harcourt Williams, Margaret Rawlings

Genre:  Romantic Comedy

Language:  English


Starring Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn and directed by William Wyler, Roman Holiday won three Academy Awards for Best Actress in a Leading Role, Best Costume Design and Best Writing. In this timeless classic, Hepburn is at her transcendent best as a sheltered princess who falls for an American newsman in Rome.

"Roman Holiday" is well-scripted and well-acted with gorgeous visuals shot on location in Italy. It's a charming film with wit fresh enough for a modern audience.


  • Academy Award for Best Picture
  • Academy Award for Best Director (William Wyler)
  • Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor (Eddie Albert)
  • Academy Award for Writing (Screenplay) (Ian McLellan Hunter and John Dighton)
  • Academy Award for Best Art Direction (Hal Pereira & Walter H. Tyler)
  • Academy Award for Best Cinematography (Franz Planer & Henri Alekan)
  • Academy Award for Best Film Editing (Robert Swink)
  • BAFTA Award for Best Film from any source
  • BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actor — (Eddie Albert)
  • BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actor — (Gregory Peck)
  • DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures (William Wyler)




The Empire Cinemas, Island Bay Wellington

Wednesday 1 November at 7.00pm - OPENING NIGHT FILM

(Ticket price $30 and includes a special hour of aperitivi. Drinks by Peroni, Zabu, Luna Argenta & San Pellgrino, served with food by Bel Mondo presented by La Bella Italia.

Screening of Roman Holiday at 8.00pm

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