The Noel Coward Trilogy

23/11/2009
  |  Buy to Own: 23/11/2009
  |  149 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC

Synopsis

This three-part BBC documentary, made for the Arena culture series, traces the life, career and legacy of celebrated playwright, composer, actor, occasional filmmaker and wit Noel Coward. 'The Boy Actor' follows Coward's meteoric rise to international fame at the age of 30. 'Captain Coward' focuses on his travels to the Far East with Earl Amherst, and his role as entertainer of the troops during the war years and films 'In Which We Serve' and 'Brief Encounter'. 'Sail Away' follows his cabaret triumphs in London and Las Vegas after the Second World War and his years as a tax exile in Switzerland and Jamaica up to his death in 1973.

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