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A raft of British acting talent - Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy, Tom Hollander, Hugh Bonneville, Stephen Mangum, the late Diana Rigg, and Andy Serkis on directing duties - breathe life into an inspiring, and genuinely eye-opening story of survival against the odds. And Serkis and British screenwriter William Nicholson tell it with warmth and wit.


  • Andy Serkis


  • William Nicholson


  • Andrew Garfield
  • Claire Foy
  • Tom Hollander
  • Hugh Bonneville
  • Stephen Mangum
  • Diana Rigg


After being diagnosed with polio at the age of 28, Robin Cavendish (Andrew Garfield) is confined to his bed and consigned to a short life. But with the determination of his wife Diana (Claire Foy) and the pioneering ideas of inventor Teddy Hall (Hugh Bonneville), Cavendish leaves the hospital intending to lead a full life and watch his son grow up.