Monty Python star Terry Jones, a long-time fan of silent comedy, presents “In Charlie Chaplin’s Footsteps – With Terry Jones”: UK Premiere 10:35 pm, 10th May 2015 on ITV1
Terry traces Chaplin’s incredible journey from abject poverty in South London to being one of the highest paid actors in Hollywood and running his own studio in Hollywood. Showing clips that span his film career he tries to get to the bottom of what made Charlie so special as an artist. With access to a wealth of home movie material, Terry Jones also looks at the troubled private life of the man: his loves, his politics, his obsessions.
He talks to Chaplin’s son Michael, biographer David Robinson and Kate Guyonarch from the Chaplin Office in his quest to get inside the skin of one of the true giants of film and comedy.
Directed/Produced by Francis Hanly