Filmed during the last 18 months of Jack Charlton's life and detailing his
previously undocumented life with dementia, FINDING JACK CHARLTON is a uniquely emotional insight into
the life and career of a sporting legend, coming to UK & Irish cinemas on 6 November and
on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download from 23 November, 2020.
The documentary is released courtesy of Noah Media Group, the creators of
some of the most acclaimed feature-length sports documentaries of recent
(Bobby Robson: More than a Manager, The Edge, Steve McQueen: The Man
& Le Mans)
Directed by Gabriel Clarke (
Bobby Robson: More Than A Manager; Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans
) and Pete Thomas ( Adam Hills: Take His Legs), and executively produced by former
Republic of Ireland captain Andy Townsend,
FINDING JACK CHARLTON is a portrait of an extraordinary man: an English
World Cup-winning legend, who became an Irish hero. Shot on location in
Ireland and England, the film also explores Jack’s life with dementia. This
contemporary narrative forms a central theme of the story, offering an
intimate, compelling insight into Jack the man and the challenge faced by
thousands of families universally.
The documentary features key characters from throughout Jack’s career, with
contributions from Jack’s family for the first time, including his wife Pat
and son John. They are supported by major figures in football, music, film
and politics, enabling the exploration of the major pillars of Jack’s life:
Jack & England, Jack & Ireland, and Jack & his brother, Sir
Bobby Charlton. Contributors include former players Andy Townsend, Paul McGrath, Niall Quinn, David O’Leary
and Packie Bonner, U2 drummerLarry Mullen Jr., politician Bertie Ahern, comedian Brendan O’Carroll and more.
Significantly, Jack’s family have given access to detailed, hand-written
notes that Jack made and kept safe throughout his career. These personal
thoughts are an intimate window into Jack’s managerial philosophy and offer
a new level of understanding into ‘Finding Jack’.
Multiple sources of revealing, unseen archive footage have also been
uncovered, captured behind the scenes with Jack and the Ireland team during
the World Cup in 1990 and on the road to their qualification for the 1994
World Cup in the USA.
and the Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland are the film’s
official charity partners.
The film is produced by Noah Media Group’s John McKenna
& Torquil Jones.