20 April 2019

New documentary about Freddie on vimeo

A new documentary about Freddie's life and career is now available on vimeo, here, though you have to pay for it. The publicity material reads:
During 2017 film maker Martyn Tott met up several times with veteran showbiz legend Freddie 'Parrot Face' Davies to talk about his life and watch him (still) performing live.

At the time Fred had just turned 80 and this 'Chatumentary' gives a candid insight into seventy plus years in show business with archive photos and anecdotes.

Born in the thirties he recounts his life from being the grandson of music hall great Jack Herbert to his apprenticeship at Butlins, TV stardom and beyond. So grab a cuppa and join Fred for a cosy chat - it's like a personal audience with the man himself! 
I have seen an early cut of this and can recommend it - and there is a particularly pleasing example of product placement (image, top) for those who look closely ...

Funny Bones: My Life in Comedy by Freddie Davies with Anthony Teague is  available from amazon or direct from Scratching Shed Publishing