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The Great Pretender

Synopsis

In 1938 two producers hire hell-raising Hollywood star Leslie Grangely (Ewan McGregor) to play Bonnie Prince Charlie (also McGregor) in a movie about the 18th-century Jacobite Rebellion in Scotland. Soon after, a drunk Grangely disappears and the producers are forced to find a replacment. They trick a gullible, goofy extra with an uncanny resemblance for Grangely into playing the role of Bonnie Prince Charlie, 'The Great Pretender'.

A hilarious comedy and a paradox of epic proportions, The Great Pretender reconfirms Ewan McGregor's deft comic genius as he stars, doubles and extras in this riotous role-switching farce of a movie within a movie.

Details

Year
2006
Type of film
Features
Running Time
tbc
Format
35mm
Director
Peter Capaldi
Producer
Ron Fogelman, Richard Holmes
Screenwriter
Peter Capaldi
Principal Cast
Ewan McGregor

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Arclight Films
Building 22 (FSA #40)
Fox Studios Australia
Driver Avenue, Moore Park
NSW 2021, Australia

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