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Alvin Rakoff is an award-winning film and TV director, producer and writer who was worked with a who's who of acting icons across six decades. Born in Canada in 1927, he has spent the bulk of his career in England and has directed more than 100 landmark television plays, as well as a dozen feature films and numerous stage productions. Among other awards, he is twice winner of the International Emmy Award, for A Voyage Round My Father, starring Laurence Olivier, and Call Me Daddy, starring Donald Pleasence. He has directed acting legends including Michael Caine, Richard Harris, Judi Dench, Ava Gardner, Peter Sellers, Jeremy Irons, Henry Fonda, John Gielgud, Michael Gambon, Rex Harrison, Roger Moore and many more. He is also noted for launching the careers of both Sir Sean Connery, giving the actor his first lead role in 1957 BBC drama Requiem for a Heavyweight, and Alan Rickman, whose first professional role was in Rakoff's 1978 adaptation of Romeo and Juliet. Rakoff is the author of three novels. His first, “& Gillian”, was translated into 10 languages while his second “Baldwin Street” was about his childhood in Toronto. He is based in London.
In 1967 the President of the United States gives geneticists the green light to begin a new, top secret project: The Einstein Experiment. Four decades later, with the experiment reaching its end, all bar one of the original scientists involved have been mysteriously killed. On his deathbed, the team's sole survivor, Professor Timothy Laenker, reveals the shocking truth about the project to his estranged daughter, Cynthia: the DNA of Albert Einstein, the world's most famous scientist, was used to create seven clones. The babies were scattered across the planet, given to foster parents in London, Manhattan, Nebraska, Rome, Beverly Hills, Brooklyn and Berlin, and raised unaware of their unique background and ultimate purpose.
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