This evening at Picturehouse Central in London (one of our most favourite cinematic hotspots in the capital) Roger Michell’s latest film was given its UK premiere. My Cousin Rachel is based on the 1951 novel by Daphne DuMaurier and plunges expectant audiences into a rich lake of revenge and romance – just the thing to block out the real world for a couple of hours.

Rachel Weisz and Sam Claflin lead the film, directed by Michell whose previous films include Notting Hill, Morning Glory and Hyde Park on Hudson. The film co-stars Ian Glen (Game of Thrones) and Holliday Grainger (Their Finest Hours).

We couldn’t let the evening go by without asking Iain Glen about his role as Jorah in HBO’s Game of Thrones, Michell talked to us about James Bond films and Sam Claflin told us a little about a new role for him – as Cardiff City footballing hero Robin Friday in a biopic on the controversial footballer based on a book by Paolo Hewitt and ex-Oasis bass player Paul McGuigan.

My Cousin Rachel Premiere Interviews


Here’s the film official synopsis:

A dark romance, MY COUSIN RACHEL tells the story of a young Englishman who plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin, believing that she murdered his guardian. But his feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms.

My Cousin Rachel is released on June 9th.