Leni Goes to Hollywood

Leni Goes to Hollywood

By BBC Radio 4

Drama of the Week

Friday, 27 August

Colin Shindler’s new drama about German filmmaker, Leni Riefenstahl. Leni’s star is riding high in Europe following the success of her film, Olympia, and she turns her attention to conquering Hollywood. Leni Riefenstahl ….. Elinor Coleman Marlene Dietrich ….. Gwendoline Christie Ernst Jaeger ….. Shaun Mason Goebbels/Walt Disney ….. Simon Ludders Walter Winchell/Georg Gyssling ….. Sam Dale Hedda Hopper ….. Nancy Crane Olympic Commentary ….. Joseph Ayre Directed by Gemma Jenkins In a blend of fact and fantasy, this psychological portrait becomes an exploration of artistic obsession and driving ambition. It poses the question, to what extent can the art ever be separated from the artist? Colin Shindler is the Bafta award winning television writer and producer behind the long-running TV series Lovejoy and the motion picture Buster, for which he wrote the screenplay. This was originally aired on BBC Radio 4.
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