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Parthian Books

Brando's Bride

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Will be released in JULY of 2019

The incredibly true story of Anna Kashfi and her marriage to Hollywood’s greatest star, written by film and television producer Sarah Broughton.

In October 1957 Marlon Brando married a young studio actress called Anna Kashfi. He was thirty-three and at the pinnacle of his beautiful fame having recently won an Oscar for On the Waterfront

The wedding was front-page news around the world. His new bride was twenty-three, claimed to be an Indian princess and was pregnant.  

The day after the wedding a factory worker living in Wales, William O'Callaghan, revealed that Brando's bride was in fact his daughter, Joan O'Callaghan and had been a butcher's assistant from Cardiff.

This book sets out to discover who was telling the truth and who was lying – and, perhaps more importantly, why?

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

author photoSarah Broughton has worked in the television industry for the last two decades. Her company, Martha Stone Productions, made the recent BBC 4 documentary Andrew Davies: Rewriting the Classics – and has various other film and television projects in development. Parthian Books published Sarah’s first novel, Other Useful Numbers. She is currently completing a part-time PhD in Creative Writing at the University of South Wales.