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Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story

Year: 2019

Genre: Biopic, Comedy, Documentary

Duration: 90 mins

Starring: Chris Sievey, Frank Sidebottom, Little Frank, Johnny Vegas, Jon Ronson, John Cooper Clarke, Ross Noble, Mark Radcliffe

Director: Steve Sullivan

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Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story is the official documentary about maverick Manchester comedian Frank Sidebottom, and the life and art of his hidden creator Chris Sievey. Frank Sidebottom, remembered fondly as the man with the papier mache head, was the courtjester of the Manchester music and comedy scene for over 25 years but only a privileged few knew the man inside.

Being Frank tells a twisted tale of split personalities ̱ a suburban creative superhero with a fanatical desire to preserve the myth he created, and eventually having to battle against being consumed by his alter ego.

Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story includes extensive archive from ChrisÌ_s personal collection of hundreds of boxes of notebooks, home movies, art and music. Insights from ChrisÌ_ family, friends, and colleagues, including Johnny Vegas, Jon Ronson, John Cooper Clarke, Ross Noble, and Mark Radcliffe, finally reveal the unknown story of Chris Sievey ̱ a songwriter, artist, comedian, husband, dad and wayward genius.