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Williams (2017)

Focusing on the career and family of its legendary founder Sir Frank Williams, the British sports documentary tells the extraordinary story of the Williams Formula 1 team, from its inception to the present day.

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Credited cast:
Emily Bevan ... Lady Virginia Williams
Pamela Cockerill Pamela Cockerill ... Herself
Jenny Funnell ... Pamela
Howden Ganley Howden Ganley ... Himself
Alan Jones Alan Jones ... Himself
Nigel Mansell Nigel Mansell ... Himself
Nelson Piquet Nelson Piquet ... Himself
Tim Prior Tim Prior ... Frank Williams
Jackie Stewart ... Himself
Jacques Villeneuve ... Himself
Claire Williams Claire Williams ... Herself
Frank Williams Frank Williams ... Himself
Peter Windsor Peter Windsor ... Himself
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Charting the story of Formula One's most celebrated family, Williams is a thrilling account of how one man built a racing empire and a vivid, heart-rending portrait of the aftermath of a tragedy. Starting life with nothing other than a single-minded obsession for speed, Sir Frank Williams created one of the world's most enduring Formula One racing teams, winning nine Constructors' Championships over the last 40 years. But in 1986 at the height of this success, a near fatal car accident left Frank fighting to survive and the team's future hanging in the balance. Williams, a brand-new documentary from BAFTA-wining director Morgan Matthews, tells the story of Frank's rise to fame and how his family battled to keep him alive and the team afloat after the crash that left Frank wheelchair-bound for the rest of his life. Featuring heart-pounding racing footage, interviews with much-loved Formula One stars (including Sir Jackie Stewart, Nigel Mansell, Alan Jones and Sir Patrick Head) and ... Written by Curzon Artificial Eye

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Release Date:

4 August 2017 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Williams Grand Prix Engineering has won: Constructors Championships 1980, 1981, 1986, 1987, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997. Drivers Championships 1980, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997. See more »

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A driven man bound to high speed
19 March 2019 | by shakercoolaSee all my reviews

A documentary about Sir Frank Williams, a British businessman, former racing car driver and mechanic. It tells the moving story of how he fought career and personal battles to achieve success as a Formula One constructor and recovered his health following a motor car accident. Using interviews with close friends and family including audio tapes recorded secretly by his wife during the period she was caring for him, it is a poignant story. It captures two types of determination: one who is entirely driven by passion for their chosen work with consequences, and another, one who is strong, loyal, loving and proud, besotted with their partner and the cost that may carry personally.


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