Comedy legends Laurel, Hardy biopic to be made

The life and career of two classic comedians Laurel and Hardy are slated to inspire a new film drama that will be made in the United Kingdom.

The film is programmed to be produced by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) in collaboration with the Weinstein Company.

The movie will mainly revolve around the two artists’ tour of Britain in 1953 that was led to the tragic problems.

“The 90-minute one-off film will beautifully capture the comedians’ deep emotional bond… with great insight and heart,” said the BBC’s controller of comedy commissioning Shane Allen.

Casting details, a filming schedule and a date for the film’s transmission have not been unveiled yet.

Englishman Stan Laurel (1890-1965) and the heavyset American Oliver Hardy (1892-1957) were comedy actors during the early Classical Hollywood era of American cinema.

They appeared in 107 films with the pair starring in 32 short silent films, 40 short sound films and 23 full-length feature films. Many of the films became Hollywood treasure.

The popular humor the actors performed was a “tit-for-tat” fight with an adversary.

Hardy eventually died in 1957 at the age of 65. Laurel died eight years later aged 74, having received an honorary Oscar in 1961.

By Press TV

 

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