24th January 1995
Director: Richard Attenborough
USA, Japan, France, Italy, 1992
Run Time: 143 minutes, Certificate: ,
Dickie, (sorry, Lord), Attenborough has come a long way since his days as a youthful actor in "Brighton Rock". His present reputation is founded solidly on his directorial abilities, with films such as "Gandhi", "Cry Freedom" and now this well crafted biography, which features a show-stopping performance by Robert Downey Jnr. as the eponymous silent film hero with the slightly dubious private life.
Average score 8