Orion - The Man Who Would be King

By FHW Roald Dahl Admin


"The one film to watch this week." 4 stars - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian


The Rollercoaster rise and tragic fall of the mystery masked man with the voice of a legend. 

ORION: The Man Who Would Be King, a film by Jeanie Finlay tells the story of Jimmy Ellis – an unknown singer plucked from obscurity and thrust into the spotlight as part of a crazy scheme that had him masquerade as Elvis back from the grave. 

Welsh Connections

Welsh producer: Dewi Gregory

Supported by Ffilm Cymru Wales


Date: November 2015

Running time: 86 minutes

Certificate: 12A

Festivals: Tribeca Film Festival, Indie Memphis Film Festival, Tall Grass Film Festival, Braunschweig International Film Festival

Booking Details

Contact: Glimmer Films



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Film Hub Wales projects

Orion - The Man Who Would Be King was screened with a Q&A as part of FHW's Welsh Film Support.



This is film is covered by our Made In Wales strategy, which means if you an a Welsh exhibitor you may be eliable to submit a proposal for support. For more information click here