Pop icon Robbie Williams reveals all for intimate Netflix documentary series

The Angels singer and former Take That star is making a documentary with the team behind Bros: After the Screaming Stops.

By Alex Fletcher Published: 1 September 2022 - 1.02am
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British pop superstar Robbie Williams is the latest musician to give Netflix's cameras intimate access to his life as he looks back at his incredible career for a documentary series.

It promises to be a candid documentary, covering Robbie’s struggles to handle adulation and addiction, professional and personal break-ups, reunions, recovery, and the impact they have all had on his mental health.

With access to 25 years’ worth of intimate, never-before-seen archive clips and exclusive access to Robbie himself, this promises to be the definitive series for understanding the great entertainer and unearthing the real Robbie Williams.

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When is the Robbie Williams Netflix documentary released?

The series will launch in 2023.

Netflix have described the series as “an unfiltered, in-depth examination of a global icon and natural-born entertainer who had to navigate the highs and lows of being in the limelight for more than 30 years”.

A clip of the series was shown to attendees at the Edinburgh TV Festival and the footage apparently showed Williams sat on a sofa singing and joking.

Who is making the Robbie Williams Netflix series?

The film is being directed by Joe Pearlman, who was behind the hugely successful and unforgettable documentary Bros: After the Screaming Stops.

The creative team also includes Asif Kapadia (Amy, Senna) and Dominic Crossley-Holland (The Love of Money).

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Robbie Williams' greatest moments

Williams was one of the founding members of British pop sensations Take That who ruled the charts between 1990 and 1995.

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He left the band to launch his solo career in 1996 and has had seven No.1 singles and 11 No.1 albums.

His hits include Angels, Feel, Kids, Rock DJ, Millennium, No Regrets and She’s The One.

In 2006, he sold 1.6 million tickets in a day ahead of his Close Encounters Tour.

He’s won a record 18 Brit awards.

In 2003, he sold out three nights at Knebworth, playing to 375,000 fans – a record at the time.

In 2014, he was awarded the freedom of his home town, Stoke-on-Trent.

Is there going to be a Robbie Williams movie?

A biopic called Better Man is being made about the life and career of Robbie Williams.

Better Man has started filming and is being directed by The Greatest Showman’s Michael Gracey.

The movie will feature Williams’ songs reimagined in a similar style to Elton John’s 2019 movie Rocketman, and it will star Williams himself and Jonno Davies (Hunters).