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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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Credited cast:
Johnny Vegas ... Self - Interviewee
Ross Noble ... Self - Interviewee
John Cooper Clarke John Cooper Clarke ... Self - Interviewee
Chris Sievey Chris Sievey ... Self (archive footage) (as Frank Sidebottom)
Mark Radcliffe Mark Radcliffe ... Self - Interviewee
C.P. Lee C.P. Lee ... Self
Harry Sievey Harry Sievey ... Self - Interviewee
John Thomson John Thomson ... Self - Interviewee
Bruce Mitchell Bruce Mitchell ... Self - Interviewee
Stirling Sievey Stirling Sievey ... Self - Interviewee
Mike Joyce Mike Joyce ... Self - Interviewee
Gaz Whelan Gaz Whelan ... Self - Interviewee
Michele Pouncey Michele Pouncey ... Self - Interviewee
Mike Doherty Mike Doherty ... Self - Interviewee
Paula Sievey Paula Sievey ... 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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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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Referenced in Granada Reports: 18 March 2019: Lunchtime Bulletin (2019) See more »

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4 May 2019 | by Devo-McDuffSee all my reviews

I was one of the 'backers' (bit of a mogul you see) of this 7 years or so ago and have been eagerly awaiting the final flick ever since. There have been regular email updates from the director Steve in that time and the passion and effort that has gone in to it is staggering. Now having seen it myself I found it to be interesting, funny and touching and I'm even more grateful that I had the pleasure of meeting Frank (not Chris unfortunately) on the Magical Timperley Tour a decade ago, with my since passed old man. It's not bobbins at all and I'd recommend it completely to fans and non fans alike.


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29 March 2019 (UK) See more »

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GBP48,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$70,301
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