- Run Time: 1 hours, 41 minutes
- Released: October 8, 2013
- Originally Released: 2013
- Label: IFC Independent Film
- Encoding: Region [unknown]
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Total Film - 06/01/2013
3 stars out of 5 -- "Coogan has a high old time embellishing the witty script..."
Empire - 04/19/2013
3 stars out of 5 -- "A solid, straightforward biopic about a fascinating individual and his destructive relationships, with strong performances..."
Uncut - 05/03/2013
"Winterbottom brilliantly handles the pace of the gang's shaky ascent..."
Director Michael Winterbottom (THE KILLER INSIDE ME, THE TRIP) reunites with 24 HOUR PARTY PEOPLE star Steve Coogan to tell the sordid tale of English entrepreneur and real-estate developer Paul Raymond (Coogan), who earned the nickname "The King of Soho" after opening London's first strip club in 1958. But just as Raymond begins to challenge British sexual mores, some accuse him of practicing the same type of hypocrisy that he purported to rail against in the public eye. Stephen Fry, Imogen Poots, and Anna Friel co-star in this biographical period drama scripted by Matt Greenhalgh (CONTROL, NOWHERE BOY).