Mad About the Boy — The Noël Coward Story (2023)
Noël Coward grew up in poverty and left school when he was only nine years old. He was covertly gay in a very straight society.
And yet by the age of 30, he was the highest paid writer in the world, and a star on the Broadway stage. He wrote, directed and acted in some of the finest plays and movies of all time, including Private Lives, Blithe Spirit, Brief Encounter and In Which We Serve. He also became a renowned songwriter and performer of whom Frank Sinatra said, ‘If you want to hear how a song should be sung, go see Mr Noel Coward’.
Against all odds, Noël Coward became the most successful multi-talented artist of the Twentieth Century. He defined an era and led an extraordinary life. This is his inspirational story told in his own words and music with unique home movies.
“a mesmerising journey into matchless wit and style”
The Independent ★★★★★
“a fascinating portrait of the man”
The Guardian ★★★★