Jack Jones – A 20th Century Working Class Hero (working title)
The film will be a biopic of one of the greatest British figures of the past century on the 100th anniversary of his birth (2013). An in-depth look at the extraordinary life of Jack Jones who exercised more power over government economic policy than any other trades union leader in British history. But he did much more.
The film will feature people who knew him: Friends, family, political figures, trade unionists, journalists, opponents, and experts in the fields he battled in.
The film’s primary aim is to tell the story of a unique, inspirational man who was one of the first to lay his life on the line against 1930s fascists, the first high-profile public campaigner for pensioners and a trade union leader who was instrumental in bringing about many of the rights workers today take for granted.
It’s a life that mirrors the story of the 20th century. A man whose like we may never see again.