Stanley, A Man of Variety

AVAILABLE ON DVD & DIGITAL DOWNLOAD FROM 29TH MARCH

WINNER OF OVER 16 INTERNATIONAL AWARDS

“Timothy Spall flaunts his comedic range in this one man show” TOTAL FILM

“Marvellous acting, bravura from Spall” THE GUARDIAN

“Timothy Spall could win an award for Best Ensemble Performance” MARK KERMODE

Boasting a tour-de-force performance from British screen legend Timothy Spall (Mr. Turner, The King’s Speech, Harry Potter franchise) the highly original, multi award-winning Stanley, A Man of Variety makes its way to DVD and digital download.

“Timothy Spall flaunts his comedic range in this one man show”  Total Film

“Marvellous acting, bravura from Spall”  The Guardian

“Timothy Spall could win an award for Best Ensemble Performance”  Mark Kermode


In this darkly funny tale, Stanley (Spall) finds himself in prison for a crime he believes he didn’t commit. Now a lonely, forgotten man approaching his fifteenth year in the old psychiatric facility, he maintains his role as a trustee by cleaning the grim prison interior, which earns him the privilege of watching and re-watching classic videos from his prized collection of memorabilia. When this privilege is withdrawn, Stanley becomes so distressed that he suffers a physical and mental seizure. Soon enough, his beloved heroes – Max Wall, George Formby, Max Miller, Margaret Rutherford, Alastair Sim and more – visit him in hallucinations (all played by Spall) showing their sinister, unsettling side and take him on a bizarre journey through the unbearable truth of his life and incarceration.
Timothy Spall
Directed by Stephen Cookson (My Angel, Steven Berkoff’s Tell Tale Heart) who co-wrote the film with Spall, Stanley, A Man of Variety won an impressive 16 awards at film festivals worldwide and stands as one of the most original, unmissable British films of recent times.

Stanley, A Man of Variety is released on DVD and digital download 29th March from Tribal Films