Marking the directorial debut of Andy Serkis, BREATHE stars Academy Award®-nominee Andrew Garfield (Hacksaw Ridge, Silence) and Golden Globe® winner Claire Foy (The Crown, Wolf Hall) alongside a stellar British cast including BAFTA-winner Tom Hollander (The Night Manager), Golden Globe® nominee Hugh Bonneville (Paddington) and BAFTA-winner Stephen Mangan (Rush, Episodes). Based on the true story of producer Jonathan Cavendish’s own parents, BREATHE is an inspirational and highly emotional celebration of bravery and human possibility, a love story about living every breath as though it’s your last.
Adventurous and charismatic, Robin Cavendish (Andrew Garfield) has his whole life ahead of him when he is paralysed by polio whilst in Africa in 1958. Contrary to all advice, Robin’s wife Diana (Claire Foy) brings him home from hospital where her devotion and witty determination transcends his disability. Together they refuse to be imprisoned by his suffering; dazzling others with their humour, courage and lust for life.
Against the odds, Robin’s illness gave him new purpose - fighting tirelessly for the rights of disabled people - and his pioneering work had a huge impact on mobility and access for the severely disabled.
DIRECTED BY Andy Serkis
WRITTEN BY William Nicholson
PRODUCED BY Jonathan Cavendish
CAST Andrew Garfield