Last night the pink carpet was laid in the capital for the big screen debut of one of the most talked about musicals of recent years. The World Premiere of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie hit London’s Royal Festival Hall and we were there to speak to the cast and crew.
Inspired by true events, the film follows Jamie New (Harwood), a teenager from Sheffield, who dreams of life on stage. While his classmates plan their livelihoods after they leave school, Jamie contemplates revealing his secret career ambition to become a fierce and proud drag queen. His best friend Pritti (Patel) and his loving mum (Lancashire) shower him with endless support, while local drag legend Miss Loco Chanelle (Grant) mentors him toward his debut stage performance. But Jamie also has to contend with an unsupportive father (Ineson), an uninspired careers advisor (Horgan), and some ignorant school kids who attempt to rain on his sensational parade. In rousing and colourful musical numbers, Jamie and his community inspire one another to overcome prejudice, be more accepting, and step out of the darkness into the spotlight.
Directed by Jonathan Butterell, the film stars Max Harwood, Sarah Lancashire, Lauren Patel, Shobna Gulati, Ralph Ineson, Adeel Akhtar, Samuel Bottomley, with Sharon Horgan and Richard E. Grant.
The film hits Prime video on September 17th. Colin Hart and Scott Davis were on the carpet for the event – here are their interviews.
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie Premiere Intervews