Telling the story of the woman who created an iconic fictional character not only allows Emma Thompson to put in a fantastic performance as P. L. Travers, it gives Tom Hanks the opportunity to play the mercurial Walt Disney. It is a turn a million miles away from his role in Captain Phillips, the film which opened the festival eleven days ago
Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson and Colin Farrell were on hand to send this year’s festival off in fine form and we were on the red carpet to meet them.
Our review of the film will be up shortly, for now here are our interviews from this evening.
John Lee Hancock
Clare Stewart (LFF Director)