Bobby Henrey was eight when he was improbably chosen by film director Carol Reed and producer Sir Alexander Korda to star alongside Sir Ralph Richardson in The Fallen Idol in 1948. The film was an instant success and his performance was singled out for critical acclaim and it remains one of the classics of British cinema. Through Grown-up Eyes is a remarkably moving and candid account of coping with childhood stardom and the vicissitudes of later life in the USA, tragedy and loss. It is ultimately about survival.
World rights available.
New DVD of The Fallen Idol released by Studio Canal in December 2015
Born in France in 1939, Robert Henrey was chosen to play the role of Phillipe in The Fallan Idol at the age of eight. Robert now lives in Connecticut, USA.