The Mercy Red carpet London Premiere
Tuesday 6th February
Yachtsman Donald Crowhurst's disastrous attempt to win the 1968 Golden Globe Race ends up with him creating an outrageous account of traveling the world alone by sea.
- The mayor played in the film was in fact the son of the actual mayor when crowhurst set sail. In fact the son has even been mayor of Teignmouth twice since his father. He is the 3rd generation of Bladons to serve as mayor to the town.
- At age 55, Colin Firth is 20 years older than Donald Crowhurst was when he set off on the Golden Globe race.
- Kate Winslet was first cast as Crowhurst's wife, before dropping out and being replaced by Rachel Weisz.
- The movie includes two oscar winners: Rachel Weisz and Colin Firth.
- Colin Firth has family that live in Devon.
- During the filming, Colin Firth was hospitalised with a hip dislocation.
the mercy cast
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