Matthew Warchus has a catalogue of work that most theatre lovers can only dream of. Primed to take over from Kevin Spacey as Artistic Director of London’s Old Vic, he can boast Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeff Goldblum, Sharon Stone and Spacey himself as just a few of those he has directed on stage. Yet he has only one feature film directing credit to his name: 1999’s Simpatico. Thank goodness, then, for Stephen Beresford whose gloriously uplifting and essential script has coaxed Warchus back to the big screen.
With Pride receiving incredible – and thoroughly deserved – acclaim across the board, we were only too eager to talk about a film based on real life events that many thought would remain forgotten.
Pride is released in UK cinemas this Friday. Check out our review here.