Run time: 113 mins
A stunning portrait of the “world’s greatest living explorer” Sir Ranulph Fiennes; this documentary goes beyond the record-breaking achievements to delve into the man behind the myth.
Among Fiennes’ extraordinary feats, he was the first to circumnavigate the world from pole to pole, crossed the Antarctic on foot, and discovered a lost city in Arabia. He has ventured to the most dangerous corners of the globe, lost half his fingers to frostbite, raised millions for charity and was nearly cast as James Bond. But who is the man who prefers to be known as just ‘Ran’?
Through all this, his driving force and inspiration was his wife, Ginny. The film reveals an extraordinary love story borne out of their childhood friendship and the deep loss that Ran suffered as a result of her death from cancer in 2004.
His extensive film archives cover decades of expeditions, as well as contributions from life-long friends and colleagues. A sometimes stubborn and solitary figure, Ran is also an inspirational leader and friend for whom many would go just that little bit further to please. Explorer is a revealing and tender portrait of the man behind the myth.