Film of the day: Phantom of the Open

Mark Rylance as Maurice Flitcroft. The Phantom of the Open.
Mark Rylance as Maurice Flitcroft.

The heart-warming true story of Maurice Flitcroft (Mark Rylance), a dreamer and unrelenting optimist. This humble crane operator from Barrow-in-Furness managed to gain entry to The British Open Golf Championship qualifying in 1976, despite never playing a round of golf before. He shot the worst round in Open history and drew the ire of the golfing elite, but became a folk hero in the process and, more importantly, showed his family the importance of pursuing your dreams.

Phantom of the Open

Available from Friday 18 November on Sky Cinema and Now.

Image: © Maurice Media Ltd, British Broadcasting Corporation and the British Film Institute/2021. All rights reserved.

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