name is Leach. To which, at my christening, was added Archibald
Alexander, with no opportunity for me to protest. For more than
half my fifty-eight years I have cautiously peered from behind the facade of a man known as Cary Grant."
"Fame, the perfect
A world where nothing is real.
They all know your face, they
speak your name,
none know the life you have lived."
From "What's the Gain" from
the musical "Archie"
Grant was and is still one of the most recognizable people
in the world. A person who seemed to
have it all. But behind this "famous
man" was a man, one who had a life just like
a true "rags to riches" journey, is an
inspiration; despite all that happened to him, he made
a success of his life. ArchieLeach.com explores
his life, and invites you to tell us how the story of
Archie Leach/Cary Grant has inspired you.
late 1996 Robert Barham began work on a musical about the early life of Cary Grant. The musical was entitled "Archie". During the course of his research, Robert came across a number of
extraordinary coincidences between his own life, and that of Cary Grant. In "The Journey", Robert tells the fascinating story of his three years writing and researching the musical, from
page to stage. A tale which would take him from London, to Cary's birth town of Bristol, and finally on to Hollywood.
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INTERVIEW WITH ROBERT
WRITER OF THE MUSICAL
Early in 2009, Robert Barham was
interviewed by Nina Lavallin about the writing of the musical
"Archie". In the interview Robert tells of his reasons
for wanting to write a musical on the early life of Cary Grant,
and also how he went about the research for the show.
This fascinating insight into the early life
of Cary Grant not only tells us Cary's story, but also tries to
gives some insight into the man behind one of the worlds most
Robert Barham has also written the score for
the Musical "Why" based on the Biblical story of JOB,
and the song "Dream" for the launch of the charity
"G.U.C.H". He's latest work "Psalms" is
currently on tour, and can be seen at this years Edinburgh
festival. He has also written a book entitled "The
Journey" based upon his time spent researching
Robert is currently working on a new musical
entitled "Mother Earth" based upon the story of our
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