THIS IS JOAN COLLINS

From Hollywood in the Golden Era to TV cop shows. From The Bitch and The Stud to Dynasty. From best selling books to American Horror Story, At 88 Joan Collins is around to tell the tale.

This epic film is told from the ringside, as Joan narrates her own rollercoaster life story – with her inimitable wit and panache. One of the last surviving actresses of Hollywood’s ‘Golden Age’ and then a worldwide television phenomenon with her decade-defining role in Dynasty, Collins has been witness to some of history’s key moments and people along the way. Her story is told against a backdrop of archive footage and her own sensational home movie collection, showcasing the extraordinary life of a woman who has seen it all and survived it all with charm and intelligence.

Her story is a dramatic, spirited and revealing lesson on the will to survive with panache.

And that’s why her story is timely.

From multi award winning director Clare Beavan (Simon Schama's Power of Art, A History of Britain, The Prince, the Showgirl and Me, Imagine).

"a sparkling documentary about the actress. It took the form of a sort of interview with the grande dame of telly, with Joan shimmering under the lights and narrating the voiceover..." THE TIMES, CULTURE MAGAZINE
"So Fabulous!" BBC RADIO 2 (ZOE BALL)
“Extraordinary” BREAKFAST TV
“A fabulous watch” RADIO 2
“Deliciously un-apologetic” THE TELEGRAPH
"Brilliant!" GOOD MORNING BRITAIN
“fascinating documentary” DAILY MAIL
"Unmissable." ENTERTAINMENT DAILY
**** [Four Stars] DAILY MAIL
“Gloriously indulgent.” RADIO TIMES
"Fascinating." VICE
“A sumptuous feature-length documentary sharply narrated by the great dame herself, who promises to show us “what it feels like to get what you want”. Watching archive from her seven-decade career in showbiz, the star of Dynasty is unfiltered as she tells all – and that really does mean every detail.” THE GUARDIAN
“An action-packed life story. She’s nothing if not honest about her brushes with fame, love, the divorce courts and heartbreak. And she’s funny too.” THE TIMES
“a much-celebrated grande dame of stage and screen” THE TELEGRAPH
“The documentary charts a seven-decade career in showbiz – featuring an encounter with Marilyn Monroe, a Playboy spread, and so many off-the-cuff Hollywood anecdotes it’s hard to keep track – via archive material and new interviews with Collins, who also narrates the documentary.” VICE
“This Is Joan Collins …. sees the former soap veteran speaking about her illustrious career in the spotlight.” THE METRO
"Narrated with characteristic verve by Collins herself, telling the story of her seven decades in showbiz." THE WEEK
"This epic film is told from the ringside, as Joan narrates her own rollercoaster seven decades in showbiz …. A worldwide television phenomenon with her decade-defining role in Dynasty, Collins shares her extraordinary home archive footage, giving an intimate glimpse into one of the world’s most iconic figures." MEMORABLE TV

DURATION

1 x 90-minutes

YEAR OF PRODUCTION

2021

PRODUCED BY

Salon Pictures

COUNTRY OF PRODUCTION

UK

Director

Clare Beavan

Executive Producer

Karen Steyn

PRODUCER

Clare Beavan, Karen Steyn, Nick Taussig, Annabel Wigoder

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