The Lady In The Van

Director: Nicholas Hytner Starring: Maggie Smith, Alex Jennings, Francis De La Tour, Roger Allam, Jim Broadbent, Dominic Cooper, James Corden Written by: (based on his novel and play) Alan Bennett Running Time: 104 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 13th November 2015 Alan Bennett is known for his gentle, charming examinations of life. So it’s no…

Mr Holmes

Director: Bill Condor Starring: Ian McKellen, Laura Linney, Milo Parker, Hattie Morahan, Patrick Kennedy, Roger Allam, Hiroyuki Sanada Written by: Jeffrey Hatcher, (also based on the novel “A Slight Trick Of The Mind”) Mitch Cullin and (based on the characters created ) Arthur Conan Doyle Running Time: 104 mins Cert: PG Release date: 19th June…

A Royal Night Out

Director: Julian Jarrold Starring: Sarah Gadon, Emily Watson, Rupert Everett, Jack Raynor, Bel Powley, Roger Allam Written by: Trevor De Silva and Kevin Hook Running Time: 97 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 15th May 2015 When you go to a film and the poster proudly announces that it is “inspired by true events”, you expect…

The Book Thief

Director: Brian Percival Starring: Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson, Sophie Neilsse, Nico Liersch, Roger Allam Written by: Michael Petroni and (based on his book) Markus Zusak Running Time: 131 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 14th February 2014 (London only) 26th February 2014 (General release) I have invested a great deal of time in The Book Thief….