Mad About The Boy - The Noël Coward Story

BBFC RatingMad About The Boy - The Noël Coward Story

Showing: 02 June 2023 until 08 June 2023

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Fri 2 Jun 2023
Sat 3 Jun 2023
Sun 4 Jun 2023
Mon 5 Jun 2023
Tue 6 Jun 2023
Wed 7 Jun 2023
Thu 8 Jun 2023

Director(s)Barnaby Thompson
Writer(s)Barnaby Thompson
Running Time1HR 31MINS
SeasonMain Programme

Noël Coward grew up in poverty and left school when he was only nine years old. He was queer in a very straight world. And yet by the age of 30, he was the highest paid writer in the world, and a star on the Broadway stage.

He wrote, directed and acted in some of the finest plays and movies of all time, including Private Lives, Blithe Spirit, Brief Encounter and In Which We Serve. He also became a world renowned songwriter and performer of whom Frank Sinatra said, ‘If you want to hear how a song should be sung, go see Mr Noel Coward’. And if that wasn’t enough, he was also a spy during the Second World War!

Against all odds, Noël Coward became the most successful multi-talented artist of the Twentieth Century. He defined an era and led an extraordinary life. This is his inspirational story told in his own words and music, and unique home movies.

The film features Laurence Olivier, Maggie Smith, Harold Pinter, Frank Sinatra, Lauren Bacall, Michael Caine and Lucille Ball, and includes Rupert Everett as the voice of Noël Coward and narration by Alan Cumming.

“Elegantly chronicles its subject’s journey from childhood in lower middle-class London to global stardom” ★★★★ - Total Film