FULLY BOOKED London Premiere: Dangerous Edge – A Life of Graham Greene

Talk October 1, 2012 7:00 PM

This remarkable portrait explores the life of author and playwright Graham Greene, a man who traveled the globe to escape the boredom of ordinary existence. He became addicted to danger, was a doubting Catholic, a British spy and a manic-depressive who wrote critically acclaimed best selling novels spanning seven decades.

American director Thomas O’Connor weaves Greene’s 50 books and more than 100 of his stories adapted for television, theater and film into the story of his life: torn between good and evil; love and betrayal.

Narrated by Derek Jacobi and with excerpts read by Bill Nighy, Greene’s multi-faceted life is illustrated with historic footage as well as by rich interviews. Included are literary critics and authors such as David Lodge, Shirley Hazzard Paul Theroux and John Le Carre; former CIA Inspector General Frederick P. Hitz; bi-polar expert Dr. Kay Jamison; and the late Sir John Mortimer.

Directed by Thomas O’Connor 
Duration: 66′
Year: 2012