Ever to Excel
- 80 min
- Directed by: Murray Grigor
- Cast: Sean Connery, Louise Richardson, Alastair Reid
- Website: www.st-andrews.ac.uk/alumni/…
This documentary, narrated by Sir Sean Connery, examines the history of St Andrews University. Since its foundation in 1413 its graduates have included key poets of the Scottish Renaissance and three signatories of the American Declaration of Independence.
This film is not currently showing in cinemas.
Sir Sean Connery’s welcome return to the screen arose when he realised that St Andrews University helped to shape the world. From its foundation in 1413, granted by a Spanish Pope on the run from Avignon, its graduates include the key poets of the Scottish Renaissance, three signatories of the American Declaration of Independence, and Sir James Black, the pioneer who invented beta blockers. With a hauntingly evocative score by the talented Rory Boyle, this is the third film directed by Murray Grigor featuring Hamid Shams’ inspired all-weather photography.
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