Grimaldi: The Funniest Man in the World (2017)


Hercules Grytpype Thynne

  • Sunday 28th June 2020, 6:10am
  • England
  • 16,655 posts

That's a matter of opinion as he didn't make me laugh at all and slap-stick needs to be slicker than that.

Enjoyable nonetheless finding out about the original clown, played here by the late Barry Chuckle who proved to be quite a good actor. His brother Paul was in it too, along with David Essex as Charles Dickens who apparently was a great supporter of Grimaldi.

Also had Vicki Michelle in it and she is welcome to pop up anytime she likes.



  • Sunday 28th June 2020, 11:09am [Edited]
  • England
  • 692 posts

I really liked this film, very poignant as it was Barry Chuckle's final screen appearance, but fitting that an entertainment legend is playing an entertainment legend.