Cool Runnings (1993) and Henry V (1989)

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In the latest episode of Film Stories with Simon Brew, Simon heads to the Winter Olympics, and back to Kenneth Branagh’s first movie as director.

1993’s Cool Runnings started life at Columbia Pictures. But it took a change of management, a trio of departing directors and a script overhaul to get it into shape.

As for Kenneth Branagh’s Henry V? Well, he’d never directed a film. He’d only acted in two. Oh, and he had a nine month theatre tour to complete days before filming was due to begin. At least Brian Blessed was on hand to help…

Stories of both are discussed in this episode…

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