History's Greatest Actors

History's Greatest Actors

5 Episodes

A small series featuring documentaries about some of the greatest actors in the history of film.

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History's Greatest Actors
  • The Immortal Orson Welles: Part 1

    Episode 1

    Orson Welles is one of cinema's most legendary and important figures, an influential giant in his field. This intimate documentary contrasts the romanticised maverick figure with the man behind the enigma, as well as celebrating his remarkable contributions to film history. With recollections fro...

  • The Immortal Orson Welles: Part 2

    Episode 2

    Orson Welles is one of cinema's most legendary and important figures, an influential giant in his field. This intimate documentary contrasts the romanticised maverick figure with the man behind the enigma, as well as celebrating his remarkable contributions to film history. With recollections fro...

  • Charlie Chaplin: The Making of a Genius (1/2)

    Episode 3

    This film focuses on the early years of the iconic genius Charlie Chaplin, from his tough beginnings in the streets of late 1800s London, through the struggles with his father's alcoholism and his mother's madness. The film investigates Chaplin's Dickensian hardships and explores his remarkable b...

  • Charlie Chaplin: The Making of a Genius (2/2)

    Episode 4

    This film focuses on the early years of the iconic genius Charlie Chaplin, from his tough beginnings in the streets of late 1800s London, through the struggles with his father's alcoholism and his mother's madness. The film investigates Chaplin's Dickensian hardships and explores his remarkable b...

  • Marlene Dietrich: Movie Legend

    Episode 5

    Chris Wade tells the story of Marlene Dietrich, one of the greatest actresses of the 20th century.