Simon O’Connor, the National Party MP for Tamaki shares his five favourite movies with Cinemaddicts.
The Shawshank Redemption – An all round great film. Excellent plot, superb acting, melancholic yet a tinge of hope.
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring – Love the books so loved seeing the pages come to life on the big screen and in New Zealand and that.
Monty Python’s and The Holy Grail – ‘What is the average air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?’ Enough said really.
Shadowlands – I have always enjoyed the writings of C. S. Lewis and this film bought to life a rather moving part of his life story. Was also one of the first films I saw when I started working at the Rialto Cinemas in Newmarket.
The Great Escape – A classic of the ‘classic’ war movies. One of those films which kept me interested from beginning to end, and which I can watch again and again.