Grey Owl

Grey Owl
  • 2000
  • UK / USA
  • 1h 58min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Richard Attenborough
  • Written by: William Nicholson
  • Cast: Pierce Brosnan, Annie Galipeau

Back in 1937, when Lord Attenborough was just a wee lad in shorts, he saw a wildlife lecture given by the half Scottish, half native Canadian Indian Archie Grey Owl. Such was the impression that this charismatic trapper-turned-environmentalist made on the young boy ­ and audiences throughout Britain and Canada, where he lived in the wilderness ­ 63 years later Attenborough made an adventure film about Belaney with 007's Brosnan in the lead. Attenborough's back on his favoured, if well trod ground ­ biographical films about heroic men, see also 'Gandhi' and 'Cry Freedom' - with another handsomely filmed solidly told tale.

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