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AP British movie premiere at the end of the November

'Being AP - The Man behind the Legend' puts record-breaking jockey on the big screem

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AP British movie premiere at the end of the November

THE film of racing legend AP McCoy’s farewell season will have its premiere in London on November 23 when the jockey will have a question and answer session with Clare Balding.

The documentary Being AP - The Man behind the Legend' received its world premiere at September’s Toronto International Film Festival where it received excellent reviews.

The story of AP's final season in the saddle is billed as a fascinating mix of sacrifice, doubt, decisions, triumphs and failures, injury and ultimately, finding

ry 'a way to leave the stage and it tracks all the elements that make up McCoy's life.

He is filmed in action at racecourses across the UK and Ireland, though the Cheltenham Festival and Aintree and features his battles against injury and with the decision over retirement.

Billionaire owner, JP McManus, trainers, fellow jockeys, his wife Chanelle and family form the supporting cast in a documentary directed by Anthony Wonke and produced in association with BBC Films, The Irish Film Board, Northern Ireland Screen and the British Horse Racing Authority/Great British Racing.

The film will be released in selected cinemas from November 23 and will be available on DVD, Blu-Ray and download from November 30.

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