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Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story (2018)

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It's a documentary about the life of eccentric comedian Frank Sidebottom who wore a huge papier-mache' head and whose true identity was a closely guarded secret until after he died. The ... See full summary »

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Steve Sullivan
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Credited cast:
Johnny Vegas ... Self - Interviewee
Ross Noble ... Self - Interviewee
John Cooper Clarke John Cooper Clarke ... Self - Interviewee
Mark Radcliffe Mark Radcliffe ... Self - Interviewee
Chris Sievey Chris Sievey ... Self (archive footage) (as Frank Sidebottom)
John Thomson John Thomson ... Self - Interviewee
C.P. Lee C.P. Lee ... Self
Harry Sievey Harry Sievey ... Self - Interviewee
Mike Doherty Mike Doherty ... Self - Interviewee
Paula Sievey Paula Sievey ... Self - Interviewee
Michele Pouncey Michele Pouncey ... Self - Interviewee
Gaz Whelan Gaz Whelan ... Self - Interviewee
Mike Joyce Mike Joyce ... Self - Interviewee
Stirling Sievey Stirling Sievey ... Self - Interviewee
Bruce Mitchell Bruce Mitchell ... Self - Interviewee
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It's a documentary about the life of eccentric comedian Frank Sidebottom who wore a huge papier-mache' head and whose true identity was a closely guarded secret until after he died. The 2014 Magnolia Pictures film titled Frank was inspired by his sensational mystery. Written by Willow Dancer

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The unmasking of a creative genius.

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Documentary | Music

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The film was financed through a Kickstarter campaign. 1,300 people donated over £48,000. See more »

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In memory of Harry Sievey (Chris's youngest son) who features in this film. Harry was killed whilst out cycling in 2017 See more »

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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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Wonderful document of a creative genius.
9 March 2019 | by rfaddisonSee all my reviews

Wonderful outsider documentary based on the life of Chris Sievey, the mastermind behind Frank Sidebottom.

The clips of Frank had me in tears of laughter but it's not all laughter and light. A darker side of the creator and his relationship with his creation is revealed throughout.

This documentary belongs up there with the likes of "The Devil And Daniel Johnston". A fascinating insight into the mind of a genius / madman

10 stars.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 March 2019 (UK) See more »

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Budget:

GBP48,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$70,301
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1.78 : 1
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