A Private War, based on the life of the war correspondent Marie Colvin, came to the 2018 London Film Festival this evening. It stars Gone Girl’s Rosamund Pike, Fifty Shades’ Jamie Dornan, Stanley Tucci, Fate Marsay, Tom Hollander, Greg Wise and Nikki Amuka-Bird.

It is directed by Matthew Heineman and it was adapted by Arash Amel from the Vanity Fair article Marie Colvin’s Private War by Marie Brenner. The cast talked about the draw of the film in the current political climate, and why now was exactly the right time to bring this story to a wide audience.

Colin Hart and Scott Davis were on the red carpet for these interviews.

A Private War is released in the US on the 16th of November.

A Private War LFF Premiere Interviews


In a world where journalism is under attack, Marie Colvin (Rosamund Pike) is one of the most celebrated war correspondents of our time. Colvin is an utterly fearless and rebellious spirit, driven to the frontlines of conflicts across the globe to give voice to the voiceless, while constantly testing the limits between bravery and bravado. After being hit by a grenade in Sri Lanka, she wears a distinctive eye patch and is still as comfortable sipping martinis with London’s elite as she is confronting dictators. Colvin sacrifices loving relationships, and over time, her personal life starts to unravel as the trauma she’s witnessed takes its toll. Yet, her mission to show the true cost of war leads her — along with renowned war photographer Paul Conroy (Jamie Dornan) — to embark on the most dangerous assignment of their lives in the besieged Syrian city of Homs.