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Fionnuala .Jones
Fionnuala .Jones

03:39 14 Oct 2020


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Big Jack's last days on screen

A film about Jack Charlton's life will be released next month.

Finding Jack Charlton will feature behind the scenes footage and interviews with key figures from his football career.

File photo dated 15-02-1995 of Ireland manager Jack Charlton.

The film will also look at the former Ireland manager's final years living with dementia.

Jack’s family feature throughout and they have even given access to his detailed, hand-written notes.

There are also interviews with the likes of Paul McGrath, Niall Quinn, David O’Leary, Packie Bonner, Larry Mullen, Bertie Ahern and Brendan O’Carroll.

Jack Charlton died at home in Northumberland on July 10, 2020, aged 85.

Thousands lined the streets of Ashington for his funeral.

Directors Gabriel Clarke and Pete Thomas said of the Jack: "He led a fascinating life and his achievement in football is unique.

"To tell his story against the background of the final year of his life, when he faced perhaps his greatest challenge, enabled us to frame his incredible career from a whole new perspective.

"It was a privilege to work with his family and to make a film that became so much more than we expected."

Finding Jack Charlton will be released in cinema and on digital next month, before airing on BBC Two in 2021.

You can watch the trailer below or by clicking here.


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