‘William Boyd’s adaptation of his own novel is an absolute treat – a witty, touching, intimate romp through one man’s life, and through a big chunk of the 20th century, directed with panache, and with fine performances wherever you look.’ The Guardian
Any Human Heart
Winner of BAFTA Best Drama Serial at the BAFTA Television Awards 2011
An adaptation of William Boyd’s best-selling novel, Any Human Heart tells the story of Logan Mountstuart’s long and rackety life, one which spans every decade of the twentieth century, in all its fantastic and humdrum, dangerous and tranquil, tragic and humorous aspects.
The four films follow Logan from his time in Oxford; through literary marketsuccess with the publication of his ‘racy’ novel ‘The Girl Factory’; through numerous affairs and two marriages; one tragic true love; adventures as a spy behind enemy lines; flirtations with Wallis Simpson; encounters with Ernest Hemingway, Ian Fleming, sexual scandal in the New York art scene; destitution in Pimlico; unlikely heroism to a final and perhaps even contented death.
Starring Jim Broadbent, Matthew MacFadyen, Gillian Anderson & Hayley Atwell