Ex-Manchester United legend George Best paved the way for so many of today’s footballers, with his dazzling good looks and Irish charm as well as his dynamic prowess on the pitch. He was the first footballer to become a celebrity icon not just on the pitch but off it as well. In the forthcoming documentary Best (George Best: All By Himself) Best’s life unravels and spirals into the depths of unhappiness before our very eyes.

Behind the camera, mounting the director’s chair, is British BAFTA®-nominated documentary maker Daniel Gordon who took us on an emotional journey with his documentary on Hillsborough last year. From the trailer, we can tell we are in for one hell of an emotional journey as we witness the rise and heartbreaking fall of one the greatest footballers to grace the earth – whether you’re Man United Fan or not you just can’t dispute his amazing skills on the pitch.

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BEST (George Best: All By Himself) Trailer
Football, European Cup Final, Wembley, 29th May 1968, Manchester United 4 v Benfica 1 (after extra time), George Best turns to celebrate after scoring Manchester United’s 2nd, Goal (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)

The feature length documentary features never-before-seen interviews with his close family including Angie Best and Ani Rinchen Khandro, as well as former footballers and friends Bobby McAlinde, Bill McMurdo and Harry Gregg.


Official Best (George Best: All By Himself) Synopsis

BAFTA®-nominated director Daniel Gordon (Hillsborough) turns his camera spotlight on football legend George Best in a new documentary feature. BEST, in cinemas 24th February 2017, explores the beloved football rock and roll star in a way you have never seen him before, celebrating his prowess on the pitch, revealing his flaws, and his tragic final years. The film includes footage of his stunning debut with Manchester United through his football glory years, as well as uncovering his off-pitch talents that seduced so many women around the world.

Described by The Irish Football Association as the “greatest player to ever pull on the green shirt of Northern Ireland”, George Best was the charismatic, Belfast boy who could thrill the crowds with every turn of the ball. But with such extraordinary fame came a fatal temptation towards drink and depression.