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Stan and Ollie

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Synopsis

Focusing on the now-legendary 1953 tour which the the ageing comedy duo Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy embarked on in the twilight years of their fame. Once the world’s favourite double act, but now diminished by age, and their golden era a distant memory, Laurel & Hardy set out on a variety hall tour of Britain in 1953.
As they set out, crisscrossing the country, attendances are disappointingly low. But they’ve always been able to make each other laugh, and as the charm and beauty of their performances shines through their audiences laugh too, and they re-connect with legions of adoring fans, old and new.
The tour becomes a hit, but Laurel & Hardy can’t quite shake the spectre of Stan and Ollie’s past; and long buried ghosts, coupled with Oliver’s failing health, start to threaten their precious partnership.
A portrait of the most tender and poignant of creative marriages begins to unfold, as the duo, aware that they may be approaching their swan song, try to rediscover just how much they mean to each other.

Details

Year
2016
Type of film
Features
Director
Jon S. Baird
Producer
Faye Ward
Executive Producer
Christine Langan, Nichola Martin, Jeff Pope, Gabrielle Tana
Screenwriter
Jeff Pope
Principal Cast
Steve Coogan, John C. Reilly

Genre

Production Company

UK, US coproduction

A Fable Pictures (UK) and Sonesa Films (UK) production in association with BBC (UK), eOne Entertainment (US), Look Out Point (CA), The Weinstein Company (US)

British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
BBC Broadcasting House
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London
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+44 (0)20 8743 8000
http://www.bbc.co.uk

Sales
Company

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