James Brown, Jo Elvin and Abbey Clancy host a competition to find Britain's best hairdresser

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 45 minutes

Premier: 2011-02-28

Great British Hairdresser - Shampoo (film) - Netflix

Shampoo is a 1975 American satirical romantic comedy-drama film written by Robert Towne and Warren Beatty, and directed by Hal Ashby. It stars Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, and Goldie Hawn, with Lee Grant, Jack Warden, Tony Bill, and, in a first film appearance, Carrie Fisher. The film is set on Election Day 1968, the day Richard Nixon was first elected as President of the United States, and was released soon after the Watergate scandal had reached its conclusion. The political atmosphere provides a source of dramatic irony, since the audience, but not the characters, are aware of the direction the Nixon presidency would eventually take. However, the main theme of the film is not presidential politics, but sexual politics; it is renowned for its sharp satire of late-1960s sexual and social mores. The lead character, George Roundy, is reportedly based on several actual hairdressers, including Jay Sebring and film producer Jon Peters, who is a former hairdresser. Sebring was murdered by Charles “Tex” Watson in 1969. According to the 2010 book Star: How Warren Beatty Seduced America by Peter Biskind, the screenwriter Towne based the character on Beverly Hills hairdresser Gene Shacove.

Great British Hairdresser - Awards and honors - Netflix

Academy Awards -Wins Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Lee Grant -Nominations Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Jack Warden Best Writing, Original Screenplay: Robert Towne and Warren Beatty Best Art Direction: Richard Sylbert, W. Stewart Campbell, and George Gaines Golden Globes -Nominations Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) Best Motion Picture Actor (Musical or Comedy) – Warren Beatty Best Motion Picture Actress (Musical or Comedy) – Julie Christie & Goldie Hawn Best Supporting Actress (Motion Picture) – Lee Grant Others 1975 National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Screenplay 1976 Writers' Guild of America Award – Best Comedy Written Directly for the Screen The film is recognized by American Film Institute in these lists: 2000: AFI's 100 Years...100 Laughs – #47 2002: AFI's 100 Years...100 Passions – Nominated

Great British Hairdresser - References - Netflix