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Finding Jack Charlton

The maverick outsider who changed a nation forever
Jack Charlton
Jack Charlton has lived a life like no other

A World Cup winner with England, he was one of football’s first true TV personalities, with an outspoken charm that stretched his profile far beyond the game. 

Transformed a Nation

Transformed a Nation

As a manager his success leading Ireland transformed not just football but a nation.

The decision of the Irish FA to choose an Englishman as their manager was controversial – ‘Go Home Union Jack’ was displayed on a banner at his first match in charge.

He ended up a Freeman of Dublin, an honorary Citizen of Ireland, with the Pope asking for an audience with ‘the Boss’ rather than the other way around. If there was a rank above President of Ireland – Charlton would have held it.

Emotional Family Story

Filled with never-before-seen footage captured from behind the scenes with Charlton and the Ireland team, Jack will feature a stunning cast and unprecedented access to an emotional family story. 

The funniest, most poignant documentary of the year, it will be the definitive film about Jack Charlton’s incredible life.

Emotional Family Story

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