Biographical Documentaries

Biographical Documentaries

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Biographical Documentaries
  • Icons of our Time: Marilyn Monroe

    Uncover Marilyn Monroe's life behind the camera, from her childhood as an orphan to her phenomenal rise to stardom, addiction, and untimely passing.

    Language: English.
    Country: UK.

  • A Tale of Two Sisters: The Diary of Anne Frank

    Both Eva and Anne’s family had to go into hiding from the Nazi’s, both were betrayed at different times, caught and sent to concentration camps. Eva would survive her dreadful experience in Auschwitz. Anne tragically died shortly before the Belsen Camp was liberated in March 1945. A story of the ...

  • Discovering Chanel

    Writers and journalists examine the impact that French designer Coco Chanel and her fashion house have had on global trends over the years.

    Fans of ‘Coco Before Chanel‘ will like this.

    Language: English.
    Country: UK.

  • Harold Pinter: A Certain Artist

    A personal take on working with Harold Pinter via intimate conversations with actors, directors and writers who share their experiences of the man and his work.

    Language: English.
    Country: UK.

  • Discovering Herge

    This documentary tracks the course of Hergé's stories of Tintin, a young adventurer Georges Remi used to chronicle turbulent 20th-century events.

    Fans of ’Tin-Tin’ will like this.

    Language: English.
    Country: UK.

  • Icons of our Time: Muhammad Ali

    Muhammad Ali not only considered among the greatest heavyweights in boxing history but arguably the greatest sports personality of all time. We meet George Lois the man behind the legendary Esquire cover, and Lawrence Lusting who photographed many of Ali's fights.

    Fans of ’When we were Kings‘ wi...

  • A Day in the Life: Samuel L. Jackson

    An in-depth interview with super star Samuel L Jackson about his life and career.

    Fans of ’Samuel L. Jackson‘ will like this.

    Language: English.
    Country: UK.

  • A Tale of Two Sisters: The Pankhursts

    Thousands of women gave their all to the Suffrage movement, but for Christabel and Sylvia their own sisterhood would be strained to the point of breaking.

    Language: English.
    Country: UK.

  • In Conversation with John Hurt

    The prolific, popular and versatile actor talks about his 6 decade career, incorporating Hollywood blockbusters, independent films, lauded television dramas and a spate of Shakespearan roles.

    Fans of ’The Elephant Man‘ will like this.

    Language: English.
    Country: UK.

  • Discovering Huston

    A pioneer of film noir, westerns, war films and epic dramas. This British documentary explores the life and works, which include classics such as 'The Maltese Falcon', 'The Treasure of the Sierra Madre', and 'The African Queen'.

    Fans of ’The African Queen‘ will like this.

    Language: English.
    Cou...

  • Waiting for Charlotte

    Legendary actress, Charlotte Rampling, meets up with her good friend, director Jack Bond, in her home town of Paris to talk about film and life.

    Fans of ’The Night Porter‘ will like this.

    Language: English.
    Country: UK.

  • Discovering Bunuel

    He is known for his innovative style, including avant-garde surrealism and working with Salvador Dalí. Discover the career and life of Luis Bunuel.

    Fans of ’Un Chien Andalou‘ will like this.

    Language: English.
    Country: UK.

  • In Conversation with Sir Ben Kingsley

    The Oscar-winning actor of Gandhi, Schindler's List and Sexy Beast talks about his extraordinary life in film.

    Fans of ’Sir Ben Kingsley‘ will like this.

    Language: English.
    Country: UK.

  • Discovering Zeffirelli

    Insight into the life of Italian film director and politician Franco Zeffirelli. Filmed in his studio, home and incredible gardens where Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton first met we look back over an incredible career spanning 7 decades.

    Language: English.
    Country: UK.

  • Shakespeare: The Legacy

    To the world, Shakespeare left a lasting legacy and an awful lot of unanswered questions. Follow John Nettles as he recounts the life of William Shakespeare.

    Fans of ’Shakespeare‘ will like this.

    Language: English.
    Country: UK.

  • In Conversation with Terry Gilliam

    A lively conversation with the versatile and visionary director of Brazil and Twelve Monkeys.

    Fans of ’Monty Python‘ will like this.

    Language: English.
    Country: UK.

  • Discovering Dali

    Filmmaker Jack Bond revisits his 1965 film, Dali in New York. Jack explores the enigmatic character of Dali and the surreal nature of his own films. Through the journey Jack discovers the influence Dali had on his own filmmaking and learns more about the personality and politics of the great surr...

  • A Tale of Two Sisters: Elizabeth & Margret

    Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret are among the most photographed women in history. But what about the real women beyond the royal splendour, balcony, cheering crowds and beyond the Crown itself?

    Fans of ’The Crown‘ will like this.

    Language: English.
    Country: UK.

  • Looking for Truffaut

    Originally spurned by the French film establishment for his outspoken views, Francis Trauffaut went on to change the cinema of France and across the world with his New Wave contempories. An artist of major importance and influence, this film looks at the man behind the movies and the reasons behi...

  • Discovering Hamlet

    An intriguing dissection of Shakespeare’s most complex character, Hamlet, by some of the many great actors and directors who have brought the man to life.

    Fans of ‘William Shakespeare‘ will like this.

    Language: English.
    Country: UK.

  • The Agatha Christie Code - Joanna Lumley

    On the 75th anniversary of the creation of one of Agatha Christie’s most enduring characters Miss Marple, this insightful documentary takes a scientific look at Christie's writing, the plots twist, clues, red herrings and the murder weapons used.

    Fans of ’Miss Marple‘ will like this.

    Language...

  • Discovering Brigitte Bardot

    Insight into one of the world’s most renowned beauties French actress Brigitte Bardot through her most famous movies, her beleaguered personal life, failed marriages and the media frenzy that surrounded her leading to 2 suicide attempts.

    Fans of ’And God created Woman’ will like this.

    Language...

  • RFK: America’s Lost President

    This documentary reveals how Kennedy transformed from Cold War warrior to advocate of peace, from son of privilege to champion of the down-trodden, from timid adolescent to potential President. And it will ask what might have been, had Kennedy lived…

    Language: English.
    Country: UK.

  • The Silly Bastard Next to the Bed

    In 1963, President Kennedy recorded one of the most foul-mouthed telephone calls ever made from the White House. This is the story of that phone call and the silly bastard who started it all.

    Fans of ‘Fahrenheit 9/11’ will like this.

    Country: USA.
    Language: English.