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Shackleton is a 2002 British television drama that was broadcast on Channel 4 and originally aired in the United States on the A&E cable network. Written and directed by Charles Sturridge, the mini-series starred Kenneth Branagh, Kevin McNally, Embeth Davidtz, Danny Webb, Phoebe Nicholls and Lorcan Cranitch. Nominated for 7 Emmy awards, Shackleton tells the harrowing true story of Sir Ernest Shackleton (Kenneth Branagh) and his historic Antarctic expedition in 1914. The aim of the expedition was not just to reach the South Pole, but to cross the entire Antarctic continent on foot. After the expedition's ship, The Endurance, becomes trapped in ice, Shackleton and his crew find themselves in a horrific, life or death situation. Shackleton vows to bring his men home alive, no matter the costs. This drama depicts just how much Shackleton was willing to sacrifice, and how much his men had to endure, as it dramatically re-creates one of history's greatest adventures.