Their Finest: A chat with Bill Nighy, Sam Claflin and Lone ScherfigCultureCinemaLondon Film Festival 2016
This evening Lone Scherfig’s new film Their Finest premiered at Odeon Leicester Square. Filmmaking itself is the star of the movie as it tells the tale of a crew who make propaganda features during the Second World War to boost morale after the Blitz.
We spoke to Bill Nighy about his character, what’s enjoyable about playing a “chronically self-absorbed actor” and his not-so-short list of directors he’d love to work with – he confessed PT Anderson would be a dream.
We also spoke to Sam Claflin, of The Hunger Games fame, about his move into more mature roles, why he thinks the film is important and the pros and cons of having the moustache he sports in the film.
Director Lone Scherfig discussed the change in tide in the UK film industry and the rise of female directors, as well as her views on whether or not Their Finest should be considered a feminist film
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