The new film about Robin Cavendish co-founder of CS Disabled Holidays
Breathe is an inspirational true story of love without limits. The new film is directed by Andy Serkis (Planet of the Apes), written by the twice Academy Award-nominated William Nicholson (Gladiator), and produced by Jonathan Cavendish (Bridget Jones’ Diary).
Handsome, adventurous and brilliant, Robin (Andrew Garfield) has his whole life ahead of him when he is paralysed by polio. Against all advice, Robin’s beautiful wife Diana (Claire Foy) breaks him out of hospital and brings him home, where her devotion and witty determination enables them to create a new and unique life.
With the help of Robin’s eccentric inventor friend, Professor Teddy Hall (Hugh Bonneville), Robin gains mobility through the invention of a wheelchair with an attached respirator. He then embarks on a mission to raise funding to manufacture other “Cavendish” chairs, to transform the lives of other severely disabled sufferers, and give their lives a new independence. Together Robin and Diana refuse to live a limited life, and transform the lives of others with their humour, courage and example.
Jonathan Cavendish wanted to make this film as a tribute to his parents and the remarkable life they led. CS Disabled Holidays is a charity started and run in the memory of Robin, helping to transform the lives of severely disabled people everywhere.
Breathe includes a great cast of British stars, with Andrew Garfield (Hacksaw Ridge) as Robin Cavendish and Claire Foy (The Crown) as his wife Diana; with a supporting cast including Huge Bonneville (Downton Abbey), Tom Hollander (The Night Manager), Stephen Mangan (Episodes) and Dame Diana Rigg (Game of Thrones).
Breathe is a love story about exceeding expectations and living every breath as though it’s your last.