Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility
  • community event

Being AP is a feature-length documentary, directed by BAFTA winning and EMMY nominated director Anthony Wonke, which follows Britain’s greatest sportsman, AP McCoy, throughout the 2014/2015 season as he pursues his 20th title.

The film takes an intimate but epic look at one of the world’s greatest sportsmen; ageing but fearless, nearing the end of his career yet still willing to sacrifice everything to achieve his dream in a competitive and dangerous sport. Through this intimate portrait, we are immersed in the colourful, dramatic, and rich world of racing.

Throughout the film, we will follow AP’s daily life: his training routine; his family and home life; and the team around him – all the elements that make this man the greatest jump jockey the world has ever seen. We will see the unique combination of skills that have sustained his career and the people around him that have contributed to his success. At it’s heart, this film is a celebration of a year in the life of the incredible man that is AP McCoy.


  • Free popcorn courtesy of Kiel James Patrick
  • On-site food vendors: Boru Noodle Bar, Acacia Cafe Food Truck, Lemons Aid & Tricycle Ice Cream
  • BYO picnic, blankets & chairs

Rain Venue: Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody Street, Newport

6:00pm: Venue & food vendors open
6:30pm: Pre-film live music featuring The Mighty Pines
7:45pm: Film, followed by conversation with producer Nick Ryle, moderated by Warren Byrne, founder of The Horse Agency & owner of Rancho Park Management
Run time: 103 minutes
Director: Anthony Wonke
Producers: Nick Ryle, John Woollcombe, Alan Maher, Christine Langan (Executive Producer), Joe Oppenheimer (Executive Producer), Madeleine Sanderson (Executive Producer), Georges Bermann (Executive Producer), Keith Potter (Executive Producer), Simon Ford (Executive Producer)
Cast: AP McCoy
Being AP
This is a past event

Superb. An amazing insight into a true legend.


Honest. Gripping. Enthralling.





Presenting sponsor of newportFILM Outdoors

Popcorn supported by