Known for his bizarre papier-mâché head, Timperley’s favourite son Frank Sidebottom was the court jester of the Manchester comedy and music scene for 25 years up to his death in 2010. However, very few were able to get to know Chris Sievey, the man under the mask.
Produced, directed and edited by Steve Sullivan, a past collaborator with both Frank and Chris, this official documentary examines the maverick Mancunian and, with help from insights from family and friends – including Johnny Vegas, Jon Ronson, John Cooper Clarke and more – reveals the unknown story of Chris Sievey.
A suburban superhero with a split personality and the fanatical desire to preserve the myth he created.
Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story – Friday at 10.00pm on Sky Arts and Now TV.