Finding Jack Charlton: first trailer released

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The story of English football star and Irish football legend Jack Charlton comes to the screen in a new documentary feature – here’s the trailer and details.

A brand new documentary feature film about the life of Jack Charlton is heading to cinemas this November.

Entitled Finding Jack Charlton, the film covers the football career – both as England player and Ireland manager – of Charlton, and also the battle he faced with dementia in his final years.

Utilising archive footage, freshly shot material and no shortage of talking heads (including former players such as Andy Townsend, Paul McGrath, Niall Quinn, David O’Leary and Packie Bonner), the film also uses the hand-written notes that Charlton used to keep.

Gabriel Clarke and Pete Thomas direct this one, and a trailer has been released. It looks like this…

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The official synopsis meanwhile reads as follows…

FINDING JACK CHARLTON is the definitive portrait of an extraordinary man; an English World Cup winning legend, who became an Irish hero. Directed by Gabriel Clarke (Bobby Robson: More Than A Manager; Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans) and Pete Thomas (Take His Legs), and shot on location in Ireland and England, the film also details Jack’s previously undocumented life with dementia. The documentary features key characters from throughout Jack’s career, including major figures in football, music, film, politics, and, for the first time, Jack’s family. These personal perspectives, along with previously unseen archive, are an intimate window into Jack’s charismatic personality, his managerial philosophy and offer a new level of understanding into FINDING JACK CHARLTON.

It arrives in cinemas on November 6th, and then is released on DVD and Blu-ray from November 23rd. You can find more information on its disc release here.

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