An impressionable Launceston Elliot comes under the spell of the iconic Sandow The Magnificent. He seeks out his idol and becomes his protégée. Until the end of his life, Sandow never gives up on his dreams and leaves a legacy that remains to this day through the presentation of the Sandow statuette, the Mr Olympia trophy.
Director: Alexander Cooper
Alexander is a London based actor and producer with numerous projects in various stages of development. He has taken various supporting artist and actor roles in TV and film projects such as The Greatest Living Englishman, Downton Abbey, The Imitation Game, Woman In Gold, The Man Who Knew Infinity and Bastille Day. “Parallel” will be his first Producer credit. “Sandow” is an ambitious feature film project inspired by first British Olympic gold medallist Launceston Elliot and his trainer, legendary circus strongman and founder of bodybuilding Eugen Sandow; which is reminiscent of classic films such as “Chariots of Fire”, “Rocky” and “Gatsby”.