Barrymore is an unforgettable portrayal of legendary actor John Barrymore, a man of colossal talent and contradictions and one of the greatest Shakespearean actors of all time. Set in 1942, the final year of John Barrymore’s life, Barrymore takes place on the stage of a Broadway theatre, where the actor is struggling to recreate his performance in the title role of Shakespeare’s Richard III. It leads him to look back on the highs and lows of his stunning career and remarkable life. Directed, and adapted for the screen, by Genie Award® winner Erik Canuel, with scintillating wit, humor, irreverence and poignancy, Barrymore stars Christopher Plummer in the tour de force performance of his career, a role for which he won the Tony Award for Best Actor.
This presentation of Barrymore also includes a special bonus feature: Backstage with Barrymore, a never-before-seen “making of” documentary featuring Helen Mirren, Julie Andrews, and Zoe Caldwell.