Hollywood director James Whale was the father of Frankenstein and his eerie images shocked the world. So did his private life. His glittering career became tarnished with scandal and sexual excess. In his declining years, alone with only his loyal housekeeper, his unusual friendship with hunky gardener Clayton Boone started Tinseltown tongues wagging again.
A riveting and poignant salute to a tragic pioneer of motion pictures, Ian McKellen gives the performance of a lifetime, which saw him honoured with his first Academy Award nomination (Best Actor).