The Lost King

The dream team of Steve Coogan, Jeff Pope and Stephen Frears, that put the wonderful Philomena are back together, this time bringing the story of Philippa Langley to life in The Lost King. To mark the film’s release we had the pleasure in speaking to Coogan, who co-wrote and stars in the film, as he sat alongside Langley herself, as we wanted to talk about the importance in telling the subject’s story the right way. Letting her side be known, once and for all. We also talk about the writing process, Coogan’s collaboration with his familiar team, and Langley tells us whether she really does have visions of King Richard III.

Watch the full interview with Steve Coogan and Philippa Langley here:


In 2012, having been lost for over 500 years, the remains of King Richard III were discovered beneath a carpark in Leicester. The search had been orchestrated by an amateur historian, Philippa Langley, whose unrelenting research had been met with incomprehension by her friends and family and with scepticism by experts and academics. THE LOST KING is the life-affirming true story of a woman who refused to be ignored and who took on the country’s most eminent historians, forcing them to think again about one of the most controversial kings in England’s history.

The Lost King is released on October 7th.