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Becoming Cary Grant

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Synopsis

Cary Grant was one of Hollywood's biggest names, the quintessential leading man and the ultimate self-made star. Born in Bristol in 1904 and christened Archibald Leach, Grant was haunted by conflicts between his public persona and his personal life, and in his fifties started a cure of LSD aiming to free himself from his demons.
For the first time, using newly discovered personal footage and Grant's own words from his unpublished autobiography, he retraces his journey (voiced by Jonathan Pryce), exploring his own screen image and what it took to create it. The story of the man behind the mask of subtle charm and suave sophistication. A man in search of himself and the love he did not find in his life.
Official Selection Cannes Film Festival 2017 - Cannes Classics

Details

Year
2017
Type of film
Features
Running Time
85 mins
Director
Mark Kidel
Producer
Christian Popp, Nick Ware
Executive Producer
Annie Roney, Sue Turley
Editor
Cyril Leuthy
Screenwriter
Mark Kidel, Nick Ware
Director of Photography
Jean-Marie Delorme
Sound
Adam Wolny, Doug Dunderdale, Elliot Hartley, Sara Lima, Andreas Schlueter
Music
Bob Locke, Tim Norfolk, Adrian Utley
Principal Cast
With contributions from: Judy Balaban, Mark Glancy, Jennifer Grant, Barbara Jaynes, David Thomson. The words of Cary Grant spoken by Jonathan Pryce
Editorial Advisor
Dr. Mark Glancy, Queen Mary, University of London
Archive Research and Co-ordination
Joan Cohen, Tim Jordan, Eugénie Gaubert

Genre

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Last updated 4th May 2017

Production Company

A YUZU Productions (FR), ARTE France (FR) production in association with Calliope Media (UK), Ro*co Films International LLC (US) presented by ARTE France (FR) and Showtime Documentary Films (US) with the support of Creative Europe - MEDIA Programme of the European Union, CNC (FR), Procirep - Société des Producteurs and ANGOA (FR)

Calliope Media Ltd
Mark Kidel
26 Archfield Road
Bristol
BS6 6BE
+44 (0)117 923 2026
mark@calliopemedia.co.uk

Sales
Company

ARTE France
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