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Mad About the Boy - The Noel Coward Story

  • 91m
  • Directed by Barnaby Thompson
  • Cast includes Rupert Everett, Alan Cumming
  • Cert 12

Noël Coward’s own prowess with on-stage drama – from Blithe Spirit to Hay Fever to Present Laughter – was matched by the private drama of his own life, brought to life in this sparkling documentary, narrated by Alan Cumming and with Rupert Everett delivering the words of the master wit.

After leaving school at age nine, he became one of the world’s great multi-hyphenate talents. With multiple blockbuster plays, cabaret stardom, spying for the British government and screen writing and acting in everything from The Italian Job to In Which We Serve, Coward was one of the world’s most successful men, living as a gay man before it was legally permitted in England. This brilliant documentary portrait is a fitting tribute to one of stage and screen’s greats.