talks to... - August 19, 2018

Emma Thompson, Fionn Whitehead and Richard Eyre talk The Children Act...
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by James hmv London, Bio "Like the legend of the Phoenix, I've just eaten a whole packet of chocolate HobNobs..." Editor, talks to Emma Thompson, Fionn Whitehead and Richard Eyre

Author Ian McEwan is having quite the year, with no less than three of his novels making it to screens. First, we had the gut-wrenching BBC take on Child In Time, then the poignant drama On Chesil Beach, which reunited McEwan with Saoirse Ronan, and now comes The Children Act

This time we've got Emma Thompson leading the way as Fiona Maye, a high court judge who is asked to rule in the case of Adam Henry, a teenage boy who is refusing to undergo a life-saving blood transfusion for religious reasons.

To help her come to a conclusion, she decides to get to know Henry. She visits him in hospital and begins to build a relationship with him. 

Stanley Tucci, Ben Chaplin and Fionn Whitehead co-star alongside Thompson, while Richard Eyre directs and McEwan provides the screenplay. 

With the film arriving in UK cinemas this week (it is released on August 24th), we caught up with Thompson, Whitehead and Eyre for a chat about this moving new drama...


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