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The Secret Life of John Rowles Television – 2008 Documentary

The Secret Life of John Rowles

Television – 2008 Documentary

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The troubled career of one of NZ’s greatest entertainers is examined in this documentary. John Rowles went from a childhood in Kawerau to stardom in London at 21; but, after headlining in Las Vegas and Hawaii, he saw it all slip away. Those roofing ads and near bankruptcy followed — but Rowles has retained his self belief, his looks and his voice. A stellar cast of interviewees including Sir Cliff Richard, Tom Jones, and Neil Finn analyses his strengths and weaknesses; while John’s sister, Cheryl Moana Marie, explains the personal cost of his greatest hit.

Key Cast & Crew

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Simon Mark-Brown

Producer, Director, Writer

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Glenn Elliott

Producer, Director, Writer

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John Rowles

Subject

You see Robbie Williams today? He’s got nothing on me, mate.
- John Rowles

Produced by

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Buto Productions is the rights-holder for this title.

Acknowledgements

Made with funding from NZ On Air.