"It felt like a story that needed telling, with music at its heart..." - hmv.com talks to the cast & director of Military Wives
Back in 2011 choirmaster and broadcaster Gareth Malone began a documentary series charting the story of a group of women married to men in the armed forces who, with Gareth's help, formed a choir which ultimately performed at a televised concert for Rememberance Day. The series, named The Choir, was a huge hit for the BBC and as well as capturing the imaginations of the public at large, the story also caught the attention of British director Peter Cattaneo, best-known to most as the director behind 1997 comedy-drama The Full Monty.
Nine years on from the documentary's TV debut, a new film dramatising the story of the women in the choir is set to arrive in cinemas today.
Military Wives stars Kristin Scott Thomas and Sharon Horgan and tells the story behind the choir's gensis and their subsequent efforts to prepare in time for the biggest performance of their lives.
Ahead of its release we caught up with Peter, Kristin and Sharon for a chat about how the film came together. Watch our interview below...