Fiennes: Return to the Nile

25th February, 2019

Fiennes: Return to the Nile, directed by Matthew Dyas who also directed ‘A Day in the Life of Earth’, which we have recently posted here at OnSight. Fiennes: Return to the Nile is a new adventure documentary series which will air globally on National Geographic in 2019, this new three part-series features the ‘World’s Greatest Living Explorer’, Sir Ranulph Fiennes, as he returns to the scene of one of his earliest feats –his 1969 expedition along the River Nile. As the 50th anniversary of that quest approaches, Sir Ranulph is ready for a new challenge: can he teach his famous cousin, actor Joseph Fiennes how to master the role of a lifetime?

Woodcut Media’s Derren Lawford is the creative director and executive producer for the series, alongside Robert Taylor an executive producer from The Development Partnership, Jenni Day who is Woodcut Media’s head of production and Joseph Fiennes, who also serves as a producer on the series who commented: ‘I am delighted to be embarking on this adventure with National Geographic and my cousin, Ran. It is every boys dream to go on an expedition with the world's greatest living explorer. I am delighted to be going on this journey.”

OnSight have thoroughly enjoyed working alongside the Woodcut Media team providing full post production, we are proud to of worked on this exciting new series.

A test of grit, courage and determination, FIENNES: RETURN TO THE NILE will also showcase stunningly beautiful and desolate landscapes and reveal the bond between the cousins as they face challenges at every turn.

For over 50 years Sir Ranulph has lived through countless escapades and life-threatening experiences. From summiting Everest to discovering a lost city in Oman, he’s accomplished more than most men can ever dream of. His cousin, Joseph Fiennes, is an award-winning actor, star of stage and screen, who shot to fame for his portrayal as William Shakespeare in ‘Shakespeare in Love’ and is currently starring in Emmy award-winning series ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’. But can Joseph cut it in Sir Ranulph’s world, does he have what it takes to be an explorer? Together they’ll crawl through the claustrophobic confines of a newly discovered ancient Egyptian tomb in Minya, get to grips with Tachtib – a traditional fighting technique using four foot sticks and come face to face with dangerous snakes and spiders.

Sir Ranulph Fiennes, commented: “I am delighted to have the opportunity to re-trace the steps of my original expedition in 1969, and this time with my cousin Joe and National Geographic. I know firsthand how fascinating and exhilarating Egypt is for an explorer and I can’t wait to show Joe the ropes and to see how much Egypt has changed in the last 50 Years”. 

FIENNES: RETURN TO THE NILE will premiere in 2019 on National Geographic, airing in 172 countries and 43 languages.