King Richard III

King Richard III

A short film featuring the discovery of the remains of King Richard III in Leicester has premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. Finding Richard follows the story of a young boy and his granddad who are inspired by the story of Richard III’s discovery to set out on their own quest.

Doctor-Who-Colin-Baker-2013-TARDISLeicester-based director Rhys Davies co-wrote the short film along with producer Douglas Cubin. Rhys said Rhys said: “The film is an homage to dreamers everywhere – stay true to yourself, follow your own path and you will succeed.”

The film stars 13 year-old newcomer David Knight as Gull, and our sixth Doctor Colin Baker as granddad. Colin was very excited about taking part in the short, saying “when I read Finding Richard, I knew I had to try to find time to play grandad. It’s an impressive, gentle and sensitive script.”

Finding Richard premiered at Cannes on Friday and will also be shown at Leicester’s Guildhall on the 25th May.

About The Author

Olga Hughes is currently pre-occupied with fairy tales, fantasy, misanthropy, medieval history and the long eighteenth century. She has a Bachelor of Fine Art from the Victorian College of the Arts and is currently majoring in Literature and History at Deakin. She has contributed to websites such as History behind Game of Thrones, The Anne Boleyn Files and The Tudor Society.

2 Responses

  1. Joan

    I hope the short film will make it to DVD–I’m too geographically challenged to attend either. Baker is still my favorite Doctor Who. I think it would be lovely if there were a new Doctor Who episode featuring Richard III (although I have to admit, that I haven’t been able to watch the newer Doctor Whos from about half way through Smith’s reign). Would buy the DVD though.

  2. Olga Hughes

    Hi Joan, I think they are releasing a DVD. I’ll be interested in seeing it, it sounds like a lovely film