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Brando's Bride

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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.