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“Let me be Frank” Available to order now.

“Let me be Frank” picks up Franks life story from the end of the last book it’s been 12 years since Franks last book and a lot has happened.

Frank’s new book is the truthful and definitive account of the care he received after he was sectioned twice in the space of six weeks in 2012. Frank speaks openly about the treatment he received in Basildon Hospital and St Andrew’s and the failures that he believes he suffered at the hands of doctors.

But Frank came through his illness, has rebuilt his life and has and restored the relationship with his family after they made the decision to call in doctors against his wishes.

Frank tells of the new fight he has now embarked on to try and help people with conditions like the one he suffers from. He also tells of the heartbreak of recently losing his mum, who was a tower of strength in the darkest days. Frank’s book also sees him reflect on having to say goodbye to two of the people who had the biggest impact on his career: his idol and Muhammed Ali and beloved friend Harry Carpenter.

Let Me Be Frank is also an opportunity for Frank to reflect on his remarkable boxing career – 2017 is 35 years on from the day he first stepped in the ring. So the book revisits some of the highlights of Frank’s career.

Frank also speaks about his belief that boxing needs to do more to support fighters who develop mental health problems in the ring – and reveals how he is in the process of setting up a foundation to help use non-contact sport to rescue people from their illnesses.

“Let me be Frank” Theater Tour.

VIP meet and greet numbers are limited to 50 for each theatre which includes a free signed book

Date Town Box Office Website
Tues 2nd October Peterborough Cresset Theatre 01733 265705 Website
Sat 6th October Northampton Deco Theatre 01604 491005 Website
Wed 10th October Chelmsford Civic Hall 01245 606505 Website

Bruno The Movie

The adrenaline of Rocky, mixed with the heart of The Theory of Everything… ‘Bruno’ is a biopic to rival all others…. Get involved with the official Frank Bruno Movie on Kickstarter.

Frank’s life is a storied one. He started boxing at the age of 11, and won the Amateur Boxing Championship at the tender age of 18… He was at the height of his career when the world’s eyes were on the ring. He fought Mike Tyson, Lennox Lewis and beat Oliver McCall for the WBC Heavyweight Championship of the World.

It is perhaps the fight outside of the ring that has been his hardest battle and that is his battle with mental illness. In 2003 Frank was sectioned for the first time and diagnosed with Bipolar. Since then he has had to battle with his own mind, and it is a battle he is winning.

This film charts it all; from the very first time he put on his gloves, his World Title win, his section and everything in between. This feature film biopic looks at the rise, fall, and rise again of one of Britain’s most loved sports stars and personalities. Focusing on the day he was first sectioned, we will look back over his life and fall in love with him all over again…

Update from Franks Office 8/11/16

We launched Kickstarter as we were advised this was a great way to raise funds and for the general public a chance to get involved in the Frank Bruno movie.

It would be fair to say this has been a brilliant Public relations awareness campaign and it has generated interest from a number of potential film makers large and small along with some serious investors.

Concerning raising money Kick starter has not worked for us. We understand if it had been a project of a few thousand pounds requirement  then it would have worked. Sadly a film costs a lot more than that. Kickstarter was always going to be working alongside private investment. We thank the members of the public who have made pledges. Frank Bruno the movie is still very much going to happen but we now start the journey talking to the film companies and private investors.

If any film company or private investor is interested in getting involved please email



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