The curtains drew on Sterling Cooper & Partners for the final time in the UK on Thursday. Coca Cola’s world-famous Perfect Harmony ad was the soundtrack that ended the bitter-sweet symphony that has been the life and times of Don Draper (Jon Hamm). It has broken records for viewership and millions of us now begin a search for the next Emmy-laden show to welcome into our living rooms. Draper’s denouement is open to interpretation and creator Matthew Weiner (The Sopranos, Becker) intended it to be so – it ranges from happy to satisfying to cynical – but it has also been open to criticism.
As Alfred Hitchcock and Abraham Lincoln have their lives depicted as cinematic legend and founding father in biopics currently gracing our screens, we take a look at previous great releases in the genre and allow you to take your pick of your favourite. Continue reading