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Kenneth Williams: Fantabulosa!

Dramatised portrait of the popular comedian, who craved fame and recognition throughout his career but was never comfortable with his own identity.

A witty, bright drama adapted from Kenneth Williams's diaries. It's a journey inside the mind of one of British radio, television and film's most popular, peculiar and comic performers. One of its most tragic too.

Spanning his entire life, this is the story of Williams's career and private life. It is also a behind-the-scenes look at Williams, not only recreating some of his greatest performances, but also giving a candid and poignant insight into his professional hopes, personal upsets and sexual frustrations of a man who was uncomfortable in his own skin.

The screenplay is rude, arch, uncompromising and hilarious. Michael Sheen delivers a tour-de-force performance as 'the man of a thousand voices'.

1 hour, 20 minutes

Last on

Wed 7 Jun 2017 21:00

Credits

Role Contributor
Kenneth Williams Michael Sheen
Lou Williams Cheryl Campbell
Charlie Williams Peter Wight
Joan Sims Beatie Edney
Joe Orton Kenny Doughty
Peter Eade Ron Cook
Tony Hancock Martin Trenaman
Charles Hawtrey David Charles
Kenneth Halliwell Ewan Bailey
Himself Nicholas Parsons
Writer Martyn Hesford
Director Andy De Emmony
Producer Ben Evans
Executive Producer Richard Fell
Executive Producer Sally Woodward Gentle

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