What is Archie: The Man Who Became Cary Grant (TV) About?
Archie: The Man Who Became Cary Grant is a British television drama series that delves into the enigmatic life of one of Hollywood's most enduring icons. The narrative follows Archibald Leach, who was born into a modest background in Bristol, England, and how he rose to global fame under the screen name Cary Grant. Jason Isaacs gives life to the lead role, supported by a cast that includes Kara Tointon, Harriet Walter, Jason Watkins, Calam Lynch, and Laura Aikman. The four-part series provides insights into both Grant's public persona and his private battles, covering his early struggles, transition to American stardom, and the personal demons he faced even at the peak of his career. Set against the backdrop of the 20th century's changing landscape, the series spans from his difficult childhood through the golden age of Hollywood, to his later years in 1960s Los Angeles. While the series pays homage to Bristol, Grant's native city, actual filming was carried out in Liverpool, Manchester, and Cheshire. 'Archie' is penned by Jeff Pope, who also conducted interviews with Cary Grant's daughter, Jennifer Grant, and his ex-wife, Dyan Cannon, both of whom serve as executive producers. The production is a collaboration between ITV Studios and BritBox International, offering a vivid portrayal of the inner life and public legacy of the legendary actor.
The first episode of Archie: The Man Who Became Cary Grant aired on November 23, 2023 and the most recent episode to air was on November 23, 2023.