In keeping with the last wishes of his dear friend Sir Christopher Lee, actor, producer, 70mm camera operator, film authority extraordinaire, adventurer, stunt man and now distributor Douglas Dunning is announcing that Jinnah, the film that he licensed to Turner Classic Movies (TCM), which stars his late friend Sir Christopher Lee, will have its world television premiere on October 3, 2016 at 8:00 pm EDT / 5:00 pm PDT.
This is the most important and most personal film of Sir Christopher’s impressive career. It is also his finest performance as little-known world leader Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan, who assumed office in 1947. The film was made over a period of ten weeks in 1997 and for one reason or another has never been shown in the English-speaking world. This will be a rare treat for fans of Sir Christopher’s who have never seen him outside of a fantasy or horror film role.