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Roman Holiday review

The film that saw Audrey Hepburn take her first Oscar

It was first time lucky for Audrey Hepburn at the Oscars, bagging Best Actress for her breakout role in this evergreen 1953 William Wyler romcom.

Wide-eyed and winsome, Hepburn plays Ann, bored princess of an unnamed country.

Gregory Peck is the wily journalist who, determined to get a scoop, takes incognito ‘Anya’ on a tour of Rome, the eternal city giving her a new lease of landmark-gawping life.

Hepburn and Peck revel in their shared duplicity but almost take a backseat to the splendour of the Italian capital, which has rarely been given so much lens-love since.

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