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Archie: Cary Grant drama doesn't shy away from the actor's dark side

By Andrew Dix, Senior Lecturer in American Literature and Film, Loughborough University
Towards the end of Archie, a new four-part ITV drama about the life of Cary Grant, the actor (played at this stage by Jason Isaacs) muses: “Leave the past in the past where it belongs. If you’re not careful, it becomes a trap.” Yet the series suggests that, even at the height of his Hollywood fame, Grant could never truly forget his deprived origins in Bristol as a boy called Archibald Leach.

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