NUREYEV film coming to a UK cinema near you…never seen before footage reveals the extraordinary life of Rudolf Nureyev

NUREYEV film from BAFTA nominated directors Jacqui and David Morris will be premiering in cinemas nationwide from 25th September 2018.

The striking and moving documentary traces the extraordinary life of Rudolf Nureyev, the most famous male ballet dancer of all time, who transcended the dance world to become a global icon.

It charts his rise from humble beginnings, to his eventual defection to the West, an event that shocked the world.

As well as providing an unparalleled insight into the man, Nureyev contextualises the time in which he lived, exploring the charged political divide between Russia and the West and the critical role that Nureyev played as a cultural and global phenomenon.

Blending never-before-seen footage, an original score by award-winning composer Alex Baranowski, and a spellbinding series of exclusive modern dance tableaux – produced by Rattling Stick and directed by Royal Ballet alumnus Russell Maliphant, Nureyev is a theatrical and cinematic experience like no other biopic.

Rudolf Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn - reheasal. Photo by Frederika Davis
Rudolf Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn – reheasal. Photo by Frederika Davis

Made with the support of The Nureyev Foundation, and with narration by Dame Siân Phillips. Other contributors include Nureyev’s contemporaries from the dance world, Alla OsipenkoGhislaine Thesmar and Dame Antoinette Sibley, dance experts Clement CrispMeredith Daneman and the late John Gruen, historian Evan Mawdsleyand Nureyev’s personal friends Tamara ZakrzhevskayaLeonid Romankov and Liuba Myasnikova.


Rudolf Nureyev
Rudolf Nureyev
Rudolf Nureyev
Rudolf Nureyev