Most of us would barely be able to think about an idea that could become a screenplay, never mind go ahead and write one. Not to mention the challenges in directing, or composing a score or editing a movie. Thomas Clay, on the other hand, did all of the above, as he presents Fanny Lye Deliver’d – and we had the chance to speak to the man himself.

Clay discusses collaborating with Maxine Peake and Charles Dance on the movie and what it was about this particular era in British history that appealed to him as a storyteller. We also discuss his many talents, and get behind the ideas that helped to put together this brilliant soundtrack.

Watch the full interview below:


Set on an isolated farm in Shropshire in 1657. The story of Fanny Lye, a woman who learns to transcend her oppressive marriage and discover a new world of possibility.

Fanny Lye Deliver’d is released on digital on 26th June and the official soundtrack album is out now on CD and digital formats.