Little Lord Fauntleroy was produced in the late 1970's. It had its premiere on television in the United States on November 25th, 1980 on CBS, and was then released in the United Kingdom in December 1980. The TV movie went on to embrace cult status.The story about the little American "Cedric" who manages to win his grumpy grandfather's heart has become an audience Christmas favourite all over the world.
Ricky Schroder had his international breakthrough playing "Cedric Errol" and became a child star. His first film role was in the 1979 film The Champ.
Ricky appeared in numerous films and television series after Little Lord Fauntleroy, but never again enjoyed the level of success that he had as "Ceddie". He was married to his ex-wife Andrea for over twenty years and they have four children. The couple divorced in 2016.
Ricky Schroder and his three children.
Ricky never quite made it as a serious actor, but that didn't stop him from trying his hand at other things. With his company, Ricky Schroeder Productions he has produced a number of documentaries.
Connie Booth retired from acting in the middle of the nineties and, after studying psychotherapy for five years, has been working as a psychotherapist in London ever since.
Sir Alec Guinness played the widowed and emotionally distant "Earl of Dorincourt", who blossoms after the arrival of his grandson "Cedric", and who campaigns to make him the sole benefactor of his will. Alec Guinness was already one of the most popular actors in Britain before starring in the series.
Sir Alec Guinness has won countless awards throughout his career. In 1957 he won an Oscar for his performance in the cult film The Bridge on the River Kwai. He died of cancer in 2000 at the age of 86 and left behind an amazing body of work!