Shackleton (TV serial)
|Directed by||Charles Sturridge|
|Written by||Charles Sturridge|
|Language||English, Norwegian, German|
|Original channel||Channel 4|
|Original run||2 January 2002 – 9 January 2002|
|No. of episodes||2|
Shackleton is a 2002 British television film that tells the true story of explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton and his 1914 Antarctic expedition on the ship Endurance. It was broadcast in two parts by Channel 4. Directed by Charles Sturridge, the cast includes Kenneth Branagh in the title role, along with Kevin McNally, Lorcan Cranitch, Embeth Davidtz, Danny Webb, Matt Day and Phoebe Nicholls (also the director's wife) as Lady Shackleton. It was filmed in the UK, Iceland and Greenland. The film used first-hand accounts by the men on the expedition to re-tell the story, and Roland Huntford, the author of the definitive Shackleton biography, was a production advisor.
The films tells the true story of explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton and his 1914 Antarctic expedition on the ship Endurance. After the ship is trapped and then crushed by pack ice, Shackleton vows to find rescue for his men. He undertakes an epic journey across ice, 800 miles of the Southern Ocean and an uncharted mountain range on South Georgia Island, to find a whaling station from where he rescues his entire shipwrecked party. Not a single man died in this real life epic adventure.
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