I’ve a fondness for Charlie. Even after reading some Hollywood biogs that spill the beans on the less savoury side of him. Like Louise Brookes, on the lam, spending days orgying in a hotel with him and another couple.

His early life may be somewhat exaggerated, or maybe not. If true, he saw total poverty first hand. And in his own biography, he tells of the day he walked into George Chapman’s pub about 1902 London as a youngster not knowing that this landlord was a serial killer.

His later life was no less intriguing. Banned from America for speaking out against war and other stuff that it was not fashionable to discuss openly, even when you are one of Hollywood’s greatest.