Ben Stokes: Phoenix from the Ashes to Premiere Exclusively on Prime Video Worldwide on August 26th

Academy Award-winning director Sam Mendes has created the documentary on the English Test skipper.

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Mumbai, 10th August, 2022: Prime Video announced that the UK Original documentary on the life and career of England cricket captain Ben Stokes will launch exclusively in over 240 countries and territories worldwide on Friday 26th August.

Ben Stokes: Phoenix from the Ashes has been created with Academy Award-winning director Sam Mendes (1917) who features on-screen to discuss the highs and lows of the cricket icon’s record-breaking career across a series of interviews. Produced by Whisper, the documentary tells the story of Ben’s journey, examining his World Cup triumph and heroics at the Headingley crease, as well as the lows which came at a huge personal cost and saw him take time away from the game.

The film’s crew captured Ben’s most personal and challenging moments, including the final visit to see his terminally ill father and his struggles with mental health. Ben explores this journey on-screen with cricket fanatic Mendes, who also executive produces the film. Ben Stokes: Phoenix from the Ashes features intimate interviews with Ben’s late father, his mother, wife, and children along with friends, family and former teammates and opponents including Joe Root, Jofra Archer, Neil Fairbrother, and the late Shane Warne.

Ben Stokes: Phoenix from the Ashes is directed by Chris Grubb and Luke Mellows and executive produced by Sam Mendes, Mark Cole, and Sunil Patel.

Ben Stokes: Phoenix from the Ashes will join the thousands of TV shows and movies from Hollywood and Bollywood in the Prime Video catalog. These include Indian-produced Amazon Original series Suzhal – The Vortex, Modern Love: Mumbai, Mumbai Diaries, The Family Man, Comicstaan Semma Comedy Pa, Breathe: Into The Shadows, Bandish Bandits, Paatal Lok, Tandav, Mirzapur Season 1 & 2, The Forgotten Army – Azaadi Ke Liye, Sons of the Soil: Jaipur Pink Panthers, Four More Shots Please, Made In Heaven, and Inside Edge, Indian films such as Coolie No. 1, Gulabo Sitabo, Durgamati, Chhalaang, Shakuntala Devi, Ponmagal Vandhal, French Biriyani, Law, Sufiyum Sujatayum, Penguin, Nishabdham, Maara, V, CU Soon, Soorarai Pottru, Bheema Sena Nala Maharaja, Drishyam 2, Halal Love Story, Middle Class Melodies, Putham Pudhu Kaalai, Unpaused among others and the award-winning and critically acclaimed global Amazon Originals like Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, The Boys, Hunters, Fleabag, and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. All this is available at no extra cost for Amazon Prime members. The service includes titles in Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Punjabi, and Bengali.

Prime members will be able to watch the series and movies anywhere and anytime on the Prime Video app for smart TVs, mobile devices, Fire TV, Fire TV stick, Fire tablets, Apple TV, etc. In the Prime Video app, Prime members can download episodes on their mobile devices and tablets and watch anywhere offline at no additional cost. Prime Video is available in India at no extra cost with Prime membership for just ₹1499 annually or ₹179 monthly, new customers can find out more at and subscribe to a free 30-day trial.