A biennial festival celebrating how Bristol born Archie Leach changed his name and his fortunes to become internationally famous film star Cary Grant, yet never forgot his Bristol roots. This year’s festival is themed around Journeys to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Archie Leach emigrating to America on the RMS Olympic in July 1920. Learn more by watching our centenary talks, marking the start of his incredible journey to becoming Cary Grant. Save the date for the festival: 20-22 November 2020. Please support us by buying our Official Festival Merchandise, or donate using the button below.
Celebrating the 100th anniversary of Cary Grant’s journey to the United States and international stardom, his hometown’s festival is seeking video essays exploring journeys of many types.
Our next Cary Comes Home weekend in Bristol will be 20-22 November 2020 – this year the theme will be “Journeys” to mark the 100-year anniversary of Archie Leach’s emigration to New York.
Learn about Archie Leach’s first transatlantic voyage on the RMS Olympic 100-years ago in this illustrated talk with our Festival Director Dr Charlotte Crofts…