Marlon Brando: The Ultimate Contender

BBC Radio 4

R is for Rebellion. Marlon Brando redefined screen acting and burned himself into our collective memory. Incandescent, impossible and utterly ambivalent about his craft and the dream factory that both loathed and loved him.

Twenty years after his death, on the centenary of his birth, Antonia Quirke takes a deep dive into myth and memory with an archival A-Z of Brando’s brilliant, maddening career.

Featuring new interviews with daughter Rebecca Brando, professor of theatre Thomas Keith, and the filmmakers Walter Murch and Stevan Riley.

Producer: Mark Burman

Broadcast: 30th March 2024