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Stuart: A Life Backwards
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rakspatel wrote in mycroft_brolly
Just because this is genius and needs promoting at each and every opportunity! Also, as a piece of drama it has, and always will have, a very special place in my heart!



Photo credit: http://www.benedictcumberbatch.co.uk/stuart-a-life-backwards/

The BBC TV drama stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Hardy. In my humble opinion, the two leading actors of their generation!

Cut and pasted from Amazon:
The award-winning drama Stuart A Life Backwards details the remarkable friendship between a reclusive writer and illustrator (Alexander played by Benedict Cumberbatch) and a chaotic homeless man (Stuart played by BAFTA Award nominated Tom Hardy), whom he gets to know during a campaign to release two charity workers from prison. As Alexander learns more about Stuart s complicated life and traumatic childhood, he asks if he can write his story and Stuart advises him to write the story backwards, so that it s more exciting like a Tom Clancy murder-mystery . As their remarkable alliance develops, Stuart gradually recounts his life story in reverse, his resilient personality and dry sense of humour giving the story an almost tragi-comic edge. Through post-office heists, attempts at suicide and spells inside various institutions, Alexander is given a glimpse into a totally alien world and begins to understand how Stuart s life spiralled so badly out of control.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Stuart-Life-Backwards-DVD-Hardy/dp/B001ASPO7K/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1304529135&sr=8-3