Stanley Matthews Jr. launches new film in Stoke-on-Trent

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Stanley Matthews Jr. visited the Stoke Film Theatre to premiere his debut film ‘Matthews: The Original No. 7’.

The feature follows the life and career of his father; legendary footballer Stanley Matthews.

Matthews acted as an Executive Producer and hopes the film can ‘put it all together’ to tell the Stanley Matthews story.

The film covers all aspects of the footballing icon’s life, including his time coaching in South Africa.

The documentary features contributions from the likes of entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson and Match of The Day presenter Gary Lineker.

Matthews was keen to point out the joy that has gone into the film.

He said: “It’s been fabulous, we’re all very excited, it’s been three years in the making.

“This is the first time I’ve done anything like this, I’m not in the movie business.

“It’s great to be here in Stoke for the premiere.

“We could have made another three or four hours about my father, not only about his playing credentials, but his life.

“We’ve tried to make it interesting for everybody, the people my age who know his career and those younger who don’t.

“It covers a little bit of everything.

“There have always been clips here and there of his FA Cup Final win or his Knighthood.

“But to put it all together in a 70-minute documentary has been fantastic.

The documentary will be available to stream on Amazon and iTunes from Monday 23rd October.

The film will also be available to buy on DVD from 30th October.

For more information on ‘Matthew’s: The Original No. 7’ visit the films official website.

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