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Working Class Boy (2018)

Based on Barnes' memoir of the same name, this documentary tells the story of his childhood survival in the slums of Glasgow, immigration to Australia, and how he became the lead singer of Cold Chisel.

Director:

Mark Joffe

Writer:

Jimmy Barnes (Based on the book & live production "Working Class Boy")
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Cast

Cast overview:
Jimmy Barnes ... Himself
Jim Duffy Jim Duffy ... Himself - Jimmy's Cousin
Jack Oliver Jack Oliver ... Himself - Jimmy's Cousin
Bill Brouwers Bill Brouwers ... Himself - Childhood Friend
Mahalia Barnes Mahalia Barnes ... Herself
Lisa MacLaren Lisa MacLaren ... Herself - Jimmy's Sister
Tom Barnes Tom Barnes ... Himself - Reg's Brother
David Campbell ... Himself
Jane Barnes Jane Barnes ... Herself
Ian Moss Ian Moss ... Himself
Don Walker Don Walker ... Himself
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Based on Barnes' memoir of the same name, this documentary tells the story of his childhood survival in the slums of Glasgow, immigration to Australia, and how he became the lead singer of Cold Chisel.

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To understand the man, you must meet the boy.

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 August 2018 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Jimmy Barnes: Working Class Boy See more »

Filming Locations:

Glasgow, Scotland, UK See more »

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Stereo

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Color
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Quotes

[first lines]
Jimmy Barnes: I was born James Dixon Swan. This is the story of how I became Jimmy Barnes.
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Features A Place to Grow: Elizabeth, South Australia (1962) See more »

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Amazing
8 April 2019 | by dalesuthoSee all my reviews

This doco was so well done. Every song suited the occasion in Jimmy's life perfectly. The way his story was told was so heartfelt and raw. I found out information about this icon i had 0 idea about, many things heartbreaking.

Highly recommend whether you are a Jimmy Barnes fan or not, as his story is one for the ages.


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