Jason Isaacs is Archie. This BritBox Original tells the remarkable story of Cary Grant, a Hollywood legend—new and exclusive to BritBox SA in December.
Archie (New & Exclusive BritBox Original)
Thursday, December 7, 2023 (launching with 2 eps weekly on 7 and 14 December)
BAFTA Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated screenwriter and executive producer Jeff Pope brings the remarkable, little-known story of the formative years of Hollywood superstar Cary Grant to screens in the much-anticipated BritBox Original Archie.
One of the twentieth century’s most iconic figures, Cary Grant touched the world with his charm, wit, and grace. But few knew Archie Leach, the man behind the name, and the enormous challenges he overcame on his path to stardom. From his troubled childhood to the one overpowering lie that shaped his life, this surprising and emotional drama captures the struggles, fears loves and losses of Archie Leach, a man who couldn’t be further from the character he invented to save himself. Starring Jason Isaacs (The OA, Harry Potter, and Black Hawk Down) in the title role and executive produced by Jennifer Grant, Cary Grant’s daughter, and Dyan Cannon, his ex-wife.
Archie also stars Laura Aikman (Bluestone 42, Gavin, and Stacey) as Cary’s ex-wife, Dyan Cannon, and Harriet Walter (Succession, Ted Lasso, Killing Eve) as Elsie Leach, Cary’s mother. Dainton Anderson (Patrick Melrose), Calam Lynch (Bridgerton), and Oaklee Pendergast (Home) will play young versions of Archie Leach, and Kara Tointon (Mr. Selfridge, The Halcyon, Sound of Music Live) will play young Elsie.
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