Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story
Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story explores the extraordinary secret life of artist Chris Sievey, best known as his alter ego Frank Sidebottom, the maverick Manchester comedian in a papier mâché head.
Chris Sievey was a songwriter, artist, comedian and wayward genius. A man whose life was a fantastic, subversive piece of performance art.
His greatest creation, the mysterious Frank Sidebottom becomes a star – a manic, insane, mercurial star who obscures his own creator.
Chris grows to resent his creation and descends into alcoholism and bankruptcy, but his genius cannot survive without being Frank. So Chris devises a master plan…
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Alex Usborne, Adam Partridge, Thomas R Atherton
Chris Sievey/Frank Sidebottom
Jon Ronson, John Cooper Clarke, Paula Sievey, Martin Sievey, Johnny Vegas, Ross Noble, John Thomson, Dave Arnold
Sound Recordist: Dom Corbisiero, Associate Producer: Hank Starrs
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