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.
20-22 November 2020
The overarching theme of the 2020 festival is Journeys – celebrating the centenary of Archie’s emigration to the Big Apple in 1920, but also acknowledging other journeys of class and social mobility, identity and self-discovery…
Academic and author Mark Glancy joins Charlotte Crofts for a sneak peek of his new book, Cary Grant, The Making of a Hollywood Legend on the eve of its US publication