This weekend marks the release of the charming British comedy Finding Your Feet, and we celebrated by chatting to the director Richard Loncraine, as he explains how this project went from being a much broader comedy to having a more dramatic undercurrent, which we get a sense for too, given he shot the title in order.

Starring Imelda Staunton, Celia Imrie, Timothy Spall and Joanna Lumley, we discussed the pleasure in working with such a stellar cast, and how vital the former’s like-ability is for the viewer’s investment in the story and characters. Loncraine also discusses why age is merely a number, and not a vital plot device in this instance, and the joy in presenting such an uncynical, positive flm to the world. Oh, and we also ask if he, like his characters, likes to dance.

Watch the full interview below…


A middle-class snob on the eve of retirement takes refuge with her bohemian sister after she discovers her husband is having an affair with her best friend.

Finding Your Feet is released on February 23rd.