The Look of Love (NR)

Comedy 105 July 5, 2013

This is the fast, funny and outrageously true story of Paul Raymond, the controversial entrepreneur and property baron who established the Raymond Revue Bar and went on to become Britain's richest man.

After starting his show business career as a mind-reader in a cabaret act, Raymond went on to become Britain's richest man and a modern King Midas. With an entrepreneurial eye and a realisation that sex sells, he began building his empire of gentleman's clubs, porn magazines and nude theatre - provoking outrage and titillation in equal measure.

Raymond's personal life was as colourful as his revue shows. His marriage to Jean, a nude dancer and choreographer, ended in a difficult divorce when he met Fiona - a glamour model who became the famous pin-up star of his magazines and shows. His daughter Debbie was the true love of his life, his business partner and heir to his empire - until her tragic and untimely death aged 36. Three weeks later Raymond was named Britain's richest man and his fortune put at 1.5billion.

Michael Winterbottom Imogen Poots, Stephen Fry, Anna Friel, Steve Coogan, Tamsin Egerton, Matt Lucas, Sarah Solemani, David Walliams, Vera Filatova Matt Greenhalgh Melissa Parmenter IFC Films

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