August 4, 2022
The documentary Explorer, a portrait of Sir Ranulph Fiennes will be available via digital and on demand Aug. 30 from Universal Pictures Content Group.
The documentary peels back the layers of the explorer’s life to go beyond his record-breaking achievements and reveal the man behind the myth. Fiennes is credited with the sensational title of being the World’s Greatest Living Explorer. Amongst his extraordinary achievements, he was the first to circumnavigate the world from pole to pole, crossed the Antarctic on foot, broke countless world records and discovered a lost city in Arabia. He has traveled to the most dangerous places on the planet, lost half his fingers to frostbite, raised millions of pounds for charity and was nearly cast as James Bond (He also happens to be a cousin to Ralph and Joseph.).
The film also features appearances from HRH Charles, Prince of Wales, and fellow explorer Bear Grylls, as well as exclusive access to Fiennes, his film archive, preserved and cared for by the BFI National Archive, covering decades of expeditions and contributions from life-long friends and colleagues.
“In Explorer, I wanted to create a compelling portrait of the real man behind the myth, and between the cracks of the ordinary and the extraordinary, I hope audiences see for themselves an intimate side to his personality and the motivations that drive him,” said director Matt Dyas in a statement.
Explorer is a Good Productions film in association with the British Film Institute (BFI) and Universal Pictures Content Group.