This evening the red carpet was unfurled for The Mercy, the latest film from The Theory of Everything’s James Marsh starring Colin Firth and Rachel Weisz.

Related: The Mercy First Trailer

The Mercy follows Donald Crowhurst (Firth) on the 1968 Sunday Times Golden Globe Race, a dangerous solo voyage and the struggles he confronted on (and after) the epic journey, while his family awaited his return. It is one of the most enduring mysteries of recent times.

David Thewlis, Jonathan Bailey, Mark Gatiss and Ken Stott complete the cast, and the film is released on the 9th of February.

Our intrepid carpet-voyagers Scott Davis and Colin Hart were present and correct this evening, here’s how they got on.

The Mercy World Premiere Interviews

The Mercy Trailer

The Mercy Official Synopsis

Following his Academy Award® winning film The Theory of Everything, James Marsh directs the incredible true story of Donald Crowhurst (COLIN FIRTH, The King’s Speech, Kingsman: The Secret Service, The Railway Man), an amateur sailor who competed in the 1968 Sunday Times Golden Globe Race in the hope of becoming the first person in history to single-handedly circumnavigate the globe without stopping.

With an unfinished boat and his business and house on the line, Donald leaves his wife, Clare (RACHEL WEISZ, The Light Between Oceans, The Lobster) and their children behind, hesitantly embarking on an adventure on his boat the Teignmouth Electron.