Cast of
Koko: The Gorilla Who Talks to People

About Koko: The Gorilla Who Talks to People

Documentary telling the extraordinary story of Koko, the only 'talking' gorilla in the world, and her lifelong relationship with Penny Patterson. Project Koko started as a PhD project to teach sign language to a baby gorilla, but as Koko began to communicate with Penny, an intense bond formed between them. Penny has now been with Koko for over 40 years and claims Koko can reveal fresh insights into the workings of an animal's mind. Koko's unique life with Penny has been filmed every step of the way. Over 2,000 hours of footage chart the most dramatic moments - Penny's battle to keep Koko from being taken back to the zoo in which she was born, Penny's clash with academic critics who doubted her claims and the image of Koko mourning the death of her kitten.

Full Cast of Koko: The Gorilla Who Talks to People

Bertie Carvel
plays Narrator (voice)

Bertie Carvel as Narrator (voice)

Bertie Carvel is a British actor who has twice won a Laurence Olivier Award: for Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Mu...

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Penny Patterson
plays Self

Robin Williams
plays Self

Robin Williams as Self

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plays Self

Leonardo DiCaprio
plays Self

Leonardo DiCaprio as Self

Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio (born November 11, 1974) is an American actor and film producer. Known for his work in biop...

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Peter Gabriel
plays Self

Isabella Rossellini
plays Self

Isabella Rossellini as Self

Isabella Fiorella Elettra Giovanna Rossellini (born 18 June 1952) is an Italian actress, filmmaker, author, philanthr...

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William Shatner
plays Self

William Shatner as Self

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Sting as Self

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