Frank Williams' team was on the verge of winning the Formula One World Championship for the third time when his life was turned upside down.
The racing car constructor was on his way to Nice Airport on a spring afternoon in 1986 when he lost control of his car, suffering horrific injuries in a crash that left him a quadriplegic. For his wife, Ginny, the accident meant taking on new and unwanted roles as head of the household and family decision-maker, while also struggling to overcome the anger and grief she felt after the accident.
In A Different Kind of Life, Ginny tells her story with honesty and humor, set against the glamorous backdrop of Formula One racing. She documents life before and after the devastating accident - from falling in love with Frank at first sight to learning how to cope with his needs after he became severely disabled but remained fiercely independent.
A testament to the power of compassion and perseverance, A Different Kind of Life is a moving and inspirational story.
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Reviews of the film Williams: A Different Kind of Life:
"This film transcends the remit of the sports documentary by also focusing on his late wife Virginia, who wrote a book -- A Different Kind of Life-- about her experiences that is quoted throughout." The Times ****
"[Director Morgan Matthews] has unearthed audiotapes of interviews Ginny gave for her book, A Different Kind Of Life, about living with Frank. She is utterly honest and unflinching in her account of her marriage." The Independent ****
"Matthews's particular coup is to have unearthed the audio tapes made by Virginia while she was writing her book A Different Kind of Life, an account of her life with Frank and how his accident affected it." The Arts Desk *****
Lady Virginia Williams, who died in 2013, was the mother of three children and lived in London and Berkshire. Her daughter Claire, a trail-blazer like her mother, is now deputy team principal of the Williams Formula One racing team.
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