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Jamie Bell and Peter Turner revive Hollywood's classic era for 'Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool'

Jamie Bell and Peter Turner revive Hollywood's classic era for 'Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool'

Peter Turner’s twinkling eyes scan the weekday crowd at Nate’n Al delicatessen as he nestles into a corner booth with Jamie Bell, who plays him in the new drama “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool.”

“Everybody comes here. All different kinds,” says Turner, whose 1986 memoir chronicled his bittersweet love affair with Hollywood star Gloria Grahame, who died at 57 in 1981. “Last time I was here, Robert Wagner was sitting over there. You have people who are at the top of the tree and people who haven’t made it. It’s like Hollywood on a sandwich.”

Turner was a young aspiring actor when he met Grahame, nearly three decades his senior, in a London boarding house. She was a...

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